Chart Juice: Drake Vaults 50 Spots on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's been quite a birthday week for Drake. The same week Drake turns 25 years old (Oct. 24), the rapper earns Greatest Gainer honors on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as "Make Me Proud," featuring Nicki Minaj, blasts 50 spots from No. 94 to No. 44. That's the second-largest jump on the chart this year, following Drake's own "Headlines," which zoomed 98-38 the week of Aug. 20 (and this week bullets at No. 3).
As he sports the chart's biggest mover, Drake concurrently spends a fourth frame atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as a featured artist on Lil Wayne's "She Will."
If "Make Me Proud" ascends to the top of R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, it'll mark Drake's eighth No. 1 and first as a lead artist since his introductory leader "Best I Ever Had" spent seven weeks at the summit in 2009.
Here is a recap of Drake's six R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 1s as a featured act after reigning with "Best I Ever Had." He's tallied four of the six this year: "I Invented Sex," Trey Songz featuring Drake (Dec. 26, 2009), two weeks at No. 1; "Say Something," Timbaland featuring Drake; one week at No. 1; "Fall for Your Type," Jamie Foxx featuring Drake, two weeks at No. 1; "Moment 4 Life," Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, five weeks at No. 1; "I'm on One," DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, 11 weeks at No. 1; and, "She Will," Lil Wayne featuring Drake, four weeks to-date.
Additional reporting by Billboard R&B/hip-hop chart manager Karinah Santiago.