Drake Recalls Record Night at 2017 Billboard Music Awards in New Hot 100 Top 10 'Diplomatic Immunity'

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Drake poses in the press room with his awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas. 

Drake makes a meta reference to his unprecedented 13 BBMAs wins last year.

As previously reported, Drake's "God's Plan" soars in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Feb. 3) and fellow new track "Diplomatic Immunity" enters at No. 7. The songs are paired on Drake's two-track single titled "Scary Hours," released Jan. 19.

With the arrivals, Drake earns his first No. 1 debut on the Hot 100 (and fourth total leader) and becomes the first act to have twice debuted two songs in the top 10 simultaneously, a feat he first achieved on April 8, 2017. He also ups his count to 22 Hot 100 top 10s, passing JAY-Z for the most among rappers in the chart's history.

Meanwhile, a lyric in "Immunity" reflects one of Drake's prior Billboard accomplishments, and another record at that.

"Immunity" references Drake's haul at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards last May 21:

"Billboard awards, I claimed 13 out in Vegas," he boasts in the track.

We checked his math, and he's right. In fact, Drake's 13 BBMAs that evening were unprecedented, as he passed the prior one-night mark of 12 that Adele won in 2012.

An extended version of "Immunity," if he were to record one, could further recap Drake's record BBMAs sum. Among his honors last year were Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist and Top Rap Artist.

"I got my whole family up here. Look at my dad looking all sharp! I got the man responsible for [me] being here, the love of my life," Drake beamed while accepting the Top Artist trophy.

He then added playfully, "Hold tight, Adele!"

"It's crazy that we're all here on earth for a limited amount of time," he mused. "We gotta show love while we're here."

Billboard Music Awards 2018