Drake Rewrites Record for Most #1 Rap Songs

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[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Drake[/lastfm], who is coming to Davis, CA March 7th on tour, rewrites the mark for most #1 song rakings in Billboard’s Rap Song list’s 23-year history.

Drake, in less than three years, has become the best the chart ever had.

Drake earns his 11th No. 1 on the ranking, which “Make Me Proud,” featuring Nicki Minaj, rises 2-1. With the ascension of “Proud,” Drake breaks a tie with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Diddy[/lastfm] for the most No. 1s on Rap Songs. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Diddy[/lastfm] rang up 10 rulers on the chart between 1996’s [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil’ Kim[/lastfm]-fronted ”No Time” and 2003’s “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nelly[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Murphy Lee[/lastfm].

Drake burst onto Rap Songs with his 15-week debut No. 1 “Best I Ever Had” in 2009, marking the chart’s second-longest reign; [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott’s [/lastfm]“Hot Boyz,” featuring Nas, Eve and Q-Tip, racked 18 weeks at No. 1 in 1999-2000.

Here is a recap of Drake’s 11 Rap Songs No. 1s:

Title (Weeks at No. 1), Year

“Best I Ever Had” (15), 2009

“Forever” (one) (featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem), 2009

“Say Something” (four) (Timbaland featuring Drake), 2010

“Over” (four), 2010

“Fancy” (one) (featuring T.I. & Swizz Beatz), 2010

“Right Above It” (five) (Lil Wayne featuring Drake), 2010

“Aston Martin Music” (three) (Rick Ross featuring Drake & Chrisette Michele), 2010

“Moment 4 Life” (nine) (Nicki Minaj featuring Drake), 2011

“I’m on One” (13) (DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne), 2011

“Headlines” (seven), 2011

“Make Me Proud” (one, to-date) (featuring Nicki Minaj), 2012

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