Canadian rapper Drake overtakes Jay-Z as the rapper with the most No. 1s in the history of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week with a jump to the top as the featured guest on 2 Chainz's "No Lie," bringing the former's total of leaders to 10.
Rap icon Jay-Z pegged his ninth leader with his Kanye West collaboration "Ni**as In Paris" last November, while Drake tied HOVA at nine No. 1s in February when he topped the list -in back-to-back fashion- with a pair of singles from the smash "Take Care" album; "Make Me Proud," featuring Nicki Minaj, and "The Motto," featuring Lil Wayne.
In an era where featured artist listings are plentiful, it's no surprise that Drake has had more leaders (seven) as a guest act (on tracks by artists such as Trey Songz, Timbaland, Nicki Minaj and DJ Khaled) than he has had as a lead artist. Other than the aforementioned "Take Care" chart-toppers from earlier this year, Drake hit No. 1 with his first charting single, "Best I Ever Had," in June 2009, on which he was the sole credited act.