Drake laid low for the remainder of 2017 following the release of More Life. However, he came back stronger than ever at the top of the year with the release of “God’s Plan,” “Diplomatic Immunity” and “Look Alive” with Blocboy JB. Since then, the rapper has completely dominated the charts and will likely continue doing so with each release. The rapper currently holds the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 with “God’s Plan” sitting at number 2 after “Nice For What” took it’s leading spot. As the latter continues to hold the top spot, Drake now holds a new record on the Billboard charts.
Drake surpasses Bruno Mars as the male artist with the most weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 this decade (33).
Bruno Mars’ run as the male artist with the most weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this decade has come to an end. Drake has now spent 33 weeks at the top of the charts this decade which breaks Bruno Mars’ lengthy run as the leading male artist. A good chunk of those weeks belong to Drake’s recent run since the top of the year. In addition, his 2016 single, “One Dance” also held 10 weeks at the top of the chart.
While he’s passed Mars on the Hot 100, he’s tied up with another Canadian singer on another chart. According to Forbes, Drake has tied Justin Bieber for the most number one hits on the Billboard Streaming Songs charts.