Until 2016, nearly ten years into his career, the only time Drake saw his name penciled atop the Hot 100 was as co-star to a Rihanna hit. Now, fast forward to 2018, he threatens to eclipse the Bajan beauty.
As his viral hit, ‘In My Feelings,’ has nabbed another week at #1 thanks to a whopping 116.2 million streams amassed in one week (setting a new all-time record), Drizzy’s now one week shy of breaking Rih’s record for most weeks at #1 this decade. In its second week at the tally’s perch, ‘Feelings’ (his sixth chart-topper overall), has granted the rapper his 41st career week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Mind you, this is ahead of the tune’s soon-to-come accompanying video…
Here is an updated look at the artists to log the most weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in the 2010s:
41 weeks, Drake
41 weeks, Rihanna
32 weeks, Bruno Mars
26 weeks, Katy Perry
24 weeks, Adele
Among all decades…Drake and Rihanna’s 2010s totals tie Usher’s 2000s output for the fourth-best single-decade sum. Mariah Carey spent 60 weeks at No. 1 in the 1990s; the Beatles logged 55 weeks at the summit in the ’60s; and Boyz II Men totaled 50 weeks on top in the ’90s.