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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, Drake Was 'Best' on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the First Time

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Drake poses for photos in the press room at the 2009 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles.

Plus, remembering feats by Richard Marx, Debbie Gibson & New Kids on the Block.

Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.

June 24, 1989
30 years ago: After landing four Billboard Hot 100 top 10s from his self-titled debut album in 1987-88, including the No. 1 fourth single "Hold On to the Nights," Richard Marx reigned again with "Satisfied." The song was released as the lead single from his second album, named, with a wink at rock critics, Repeat Offender.

June 25, 1988
Debbie Gibson became the youngest female soloist to have written, produced and sung a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 entirely on her own (a record that she still holds), as "Foolish Beat" skipped to the top spot.

June 26, 1999
20 years ago: Red Hot Chili Peppers began their longest domination on the Alternative Songs chart, as "Scar Tissue," the fourth of their record 13 No. 1s, logged its first of 16 weeks on top.

June 27, 2009
10 years ago: Drake dominated Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs on his first try, as "Best I Ever Had" spent its first of seven weeks at No. 1. Drake has scored 19 total leaders on the chart to date and is one No. 1 from matching Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder for the most in the chart's history.

June 28, 2008
Even though it's called the Billboard Hot 100, that doesn't mean a band named Coldplay can't be No. 1, as the group's "Viva La Vida" reached the summit.

June 29, 2002
Nelly began a whopping 14-week command of the Billboard Hot 100, as "Hot in Herre" reached No. 1. After the song completed a seven-week reign, he replaced himself at the top for seven more weeks with "Dilemma," featuring Kelly Rowland.

June 30, 1990
New Kids on the Block-mania rolled on, as "Step by Step" began a three-week rule atop the Billboard Hot 100, marking the group's third No. 1.