Drake Dominates Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart With 16th Career No. 1
Drake made history this week (dated May 21) by breaking the Billboard Hot 100 record for most concurrently charting songs, posting a total of 20 tracks on the list -- including 16 debuts from his…
Drake made history this week (dated May 21) by breaking the Billboard Hot 100 record for most concurrently charting songs, posting a total of 20 tracks on the list — including 16 debuts from his Billboard 200 crowning set, Views.
As previously reported, the album earns Drake his career best-selling week, moving 851,000 copies in the week ending May 5 (while 1.04 million equivalent units contribute to his Billboard 200 bow).
Drake Breaks Hot 100 Record With 20 Simultaneous Hits
He also makes historic strides on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, earning his 16th career No. 1, upping him into a solo share for fourth place among acts with the most No. 1s. Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are tied for most No. 1s with 20 each, while James Brown is in third place with 17 (the climb breaks Drake out of a tie with Janet Jackson and The Temptations, each with 15 No. 1s).
Aside from his chart-capping climb, Drake also has 20 songs on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, with all but two tracks from Views making it onto the ranking; “Summers Over Interlude” and his prior No. 1 hit, “Hotline Bling,” which dropped from the chart in April after a 33-week run. The 18 album tracks join Rihanna‘s “Work,” on which the rapper is featured, and non-album track “Summer Sixteen.”
Here are Drake’s 20 tracks on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:
No. 1, “One Dance,” feat WizKid & Kyla (up from No. 2)
No. 3, “Work,” Rihanna feat. Drake (up from No. 4)
No. 9, “Pop Style,” feat. The Throne (up from No. 25)
No. 15, “Hype” (NEW)
No. 16, “Controlla” (NEW)
No. 18, “Grammys,” feat. Future (NEW)
No. 19, “Still Here” (NEW)
No. 20, “U With Me?” (NEW)
No. 21, “9” (NEW)
No. 22, “With You,” feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR (NEW)
No. 23, “Childs Play” (NEW)
No. 24, “Too Good,” feat. Rihanna (NEW)
No. 25, “Feel No Ways” (NEW)
No. 26, “Weston Road Flows” (NEW)
No. 28, “Redemption” (NEW)
No. 33, “Keep the Family Close” (NEW)
No. 36, “Faithful,” feat. Pimp C & dvsn (NEW)
No. 38, “Fire & Desire” (NEW)
No. 44, “Views” (NEW)
No. 45, “Summer Sixteen” (down from No. 33)
With 20 simultaneously charting songs, Drake just misses his own all-time record of 21 concurrent tracks, which he netted on the March 7, 2015, chart following the release of If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.
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He maintains an extended lead of simultaneous songs on the chart, with the honor of second-most tracks earned by Future (14 songs), following the release of both artist’s collaborative set What A Time To Be Alive. The next highest non-Drake project to trigger the most charting tracks was Kanye West‘s The Life of Pablo¸ which powered 13 simultaneous songs (April 23 chart).
The 16 debuts from Views ups Drakes total career hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs to 140, surpassing Jay Z (with 129) to now hold the second-most songs on the chart ever. Lil Wayne remains the act with the most charting songs with 144, however only 27 percent of his chart hits were as a lead act while Drake is billed as a lead on 61 percent of his tallied entries.