After he debuted in May 2009, Drake hasn't left the chart since.
Two days after his record-setting night at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards (May 21), in which he won 13 trophies, the most for any artist in a single year, Drake takes ownership of another Billboard milestone, becoming the first artist to remain on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight uninterrupted years, a streak that dates back to his chart debut on May 23, 2009.
That week, the then-budding superstar's record run on the Hot 100 started with the arrival of his first single, "Best I Ever Had," which started not quite from the bottom (No. 92, actually), on its way to a No. 2 peak. (The song held the runner-up spot for five weeks, blocked by another history-making feat: The Black Eyed Peas were amid an unprecedented 26 consecutive-week hold at No. 1 with "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling.")
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