US Rapper and singer Drake has broken a record previously held by icons Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder after earning his 21st No. 1 hit on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart.
Drake’s ‘Laugh Now Cry Later,’ featuring rapper Lil Durk, reached the No. 1 spot on the chart this week. Franklin, who died in 2018, and Stevie Wonder have each had 20 songs top the chart.
Of the rapper’s 21 No. 1 hits on the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, 12 include him in the leading role, including ‘God’s Plan,’ ‘In My Feelings,’ ‘Hotline Bling,’ ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ and ‘Best I Ever Had,’ his first major hit released in 2009.
Nine of his No. 1 successes are songs he co-starred on, including ‘Work’ with Rihanna, ‘Moment 4 Life’ with Nicki Minaj, ‘Fall for Your Type’ with Jamie Foxx and ‘I Invented Sex’ with Trey Songz.
Earlier this year, the 34-year-old made Billboard chart history when he set a new record for most songs on the Hot 100 chart – Billboard’s main songs chart that includes all music genres.