Drake is the undisputed king of hip-hop, and the king of streaming, but now he’s taken arguably his most impressive title to date.
Drake’s new “playlist” “More Life” (for all intents and purposes, it’s an album) already scored the No. 1 album spot on Billboard’s chart, breaking his own streaming record at the same time. Now it’s also broken the record for the most songs on the Hot 100 singles chart for a solo artist ever, Billboard reports.
Thanks to its streaming power, all 22 tracks on “More Life” are on the Hot 100, along with two other Drake songs. That breaks Drake’s own record for the most songs on the Hot 100 at once. But it also passes previous record holder Lil Wayne — and every other solo act in the Hot 100’s 58-year history — for the title of most hits: 154 in total for Drizzy.
He did a handy job of jumping ahead of his Young Money record boss and mentor. Weezy had previously broken the record in 2012 with 135 Hot 100 songs, when he passed none other than Elvis Presley (108).
Drake is quite far ahead of friends and competition like Kanye West (81), Jay Z (87), and Nicki Minaj (77), who has the most Hot 100 hits among female solo artists.
Right now both “Passionfruit” and “Portland” off of “More Life” are in the Top 10 of the Hot 100, even though neither has been released as a traditional single. That hasn’t stopped fans from making them the next go-to party tracks for spring, though.
You can listen to Drake’s “More Life” on Spotify below:
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