Drake has managed to make history in the realm of rappers on the Billboard charts as he reckons his 21st and 22nd spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart fleeting Jay-Z’s record for the most Hot 100 Top 10s amidst rappers.
Two weeks ago on the night of Friday, Jan. 19, Drake caught the masses off guard when he dropped two new songs, “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity” concealed by the coming of his new EP titled Scary Hours. In just one day, the Canadian rapper busted both Apple Music and Spotify one-day streaming records with “God’s Plan” and just days later the song curved to No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart, while Scary Hours second single “Diplomatic Immunity” steered to No. 7, making him the first artist to debut two songs on the Hot 100 top 10s, twice.
With “God’s Plan” hitting as Drake’s 4th Hot 100 No. 1 and “Diplomatic Immunity” serving as his 22nd Hot 100 top 10, this achievement appropriately puts him ahead of Jay-Z, who stands at 21, for the most top 10 songs to hit the Hot 100 chart in the history of rappers.
According to Billboard, the following hip-hop artists have the most Hot 100 Top 10s: Drake (22), Jay-Z (21), Lil Wayne (20), Ludacris (18), Eminem (17), Diddy (15), Nicki Minaj (15), T-Pain (15), and Kanye West (15).
Drake is currently tied with Taylor Swift for the most Hot 100 top 10s standing at 13th place and not to mention he now totals 159 career Hot 100 entries spanning his position for the most amid solo artists.