Sunday 29 November, 2020

Still laughing: Drake sets Billboard record

Drake's 'Laugh Now Cry Later' lands him a Billboard record.

Drake's 'Laugh Now Cry Later' lands him a Billboard record.

Earning his 21st No 1 hit on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, Drake has bested a record previously held by icons Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.

Drake's 'Laugh Now Cry Later,' featuring rapper Lil Durk, reached the No 1 spot on the chart this week.

Wonder and Franklin, who died in 2018, each have had 20 songs top the chart.

Of Drake’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,' which is 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, 34-year-old Drake 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.

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