Drake is no stranger to breaking records. The 6 God recently helped Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins get to most concurrent viewers of a solo stream, broke the single-day Spotify streaming records, and has now reached yet another notable milestone. According to Billboard, “God’s Plan,” which had one of the most genuinely exciting music videos of the year, just wrapped up its 10th week on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. While Drake has done that before with 2016’s “One Dance,” it’s precisely this feat of having two 10-week No. 1s that garnered him a new achievement—being the first solo male artist to do so.
According to Billboard, “God’s Plan” is only the 36th song in Hot 100’s 59-year history to lead the charts for at least 10 weeks, and only the fifth to have spent the first 10 weeks at No. 1. Those are some seriously impressive numbers that reinforce Drake’s status as an absolute monster of pop-rap hits for the masses.
Regarding that list of only five songs in Hot 100 history to have spent at least their first 10 weeks on at No. 1, Drake seems to be in pretty good company. Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” spent 16 weeks at the top; Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” crushed it for 14 weeks; Puff Daddy and Faith Evans’ tribute to the Notorious B.I.G., “I’ll Be Missing You,” kept the No. 1 spot for 11 weeks, and Adele’s “Hello” is currently on equal footing as Drake’s “God’s Plan" with 10 weeks.
Drake has been a beast on the charts for years now, with everyone wondering how long he can possibly maintain this streak of popularity, quality, and numbers. This news right here just seems to indicate that he isn’t going anywhere quite just yet, and a pretty valid reason for OVO to celebrate.