Drake Becomes First Solo Artist to Surpass 200 Appearances on Billboard Hot 100
While some artists would like to forget their old work, Drake used his to make history.
Drake surprised fans when he announced the Care Package project which was comprised of loose singles that were never officially released. According to Billboard, the nostalgia Drake created by resurfacing these lost artifacts made Care Package the No. 1 album in the country for their Aug. 17-dated chart. Not only did this give Drizzy his ninth No. 1 project, but it also made him the first soloist to surpass 200 appearances on the Billboard charts.
According to Nielsen Music, Drake has reached the charts a total of 203 times. This gives him the second-most appearances, falling four shy of tying the Glee cast at 207. Drake achieved this accomplishment thanks to Care Package’s “Trust Issues” (No. 58), “How About Now” (No. 60), “The Motion” (No. 61), “Dreams Money Can Buy” (No. 68), “Club Paradise” (No. 85), and “Days in the East” (No. 95).
This adds to Drake’s impressive Billboard records. These 203 appearances contain 35 top 10 finishes. This puts him behind just Madonna who has 38 top 10 hits. Also, Drake holds the record for the most top 40 appearances with 99 records along with six No. 1 singles.
And while his latest tattoo is turning heads, the rapper literally earned more slaps than The Beatles in July of 2018. During this month, Drake’s Scorpion had seven consecutive top 10 tracks beating out the band, which only held five spots at one point.