11, Bruno Mars
11, Lil Wayne
10, Chris Brown
9, The Weeknd
Rick Ross, meanwhile, scores his second Rhythmic Songs leader, following a featured turn back in 2014 on Chris Brown’s “No Flame,” which also features Usher. The track reigned for one week in November 2014. As a lead artist, Ross has come closest to the summit with “The Boss,” featuring T-Pain, a No. 6 hit in 2008.
There’s more news for Drake this week, as he holds down the top two positions on Rhythmic Songs. Below “Money,” Chris Brown’s “No Guidance,” on which he features, rebounds 3-2; the collaboration topped the chart for two weeks earlier in the month. With the pair, he’s only one of 14 acts to appear at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously and the first artist to pull the trick since Rihanna did so through guest appearances in August 2017 on Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty.” and DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” the latter of which also features Bryson Tiller.
In addition to their No. 1 triumph, Drake and Ross bookend the 40-position Rhythmic Songs chart as “Gold Roses” debuts in the anchor spot. The cut, credited as Rick Ross featuring Drake, arrives thanks to an 18% jump in plays in the week. “Roses” gives Ross his 36th career entry on the survey, while Drake lands his 88th, the third-best sum among all acts in the chart’s history. He trails only Lil Wayne (97) and Chris Brown (93).