In less than two-and-a-half years, Drake is, when it comes to most No. 1s in Rap Songs history, tied for the best the chart ever had.
Drake earns his 10th No. 1 on the ranking (which launched in Billboard as a sales survey the week of March 11, 1989, and transformed to an airplay-based chart in the June 8, 2002, issue), as “Headlines” lifts 2-1.
With the ascension, Drake matches Diddy’s record No. 1 sum on Rap Songs. Diddy rang up 10 Rap Songs rulers between 1996′s Lil’ Kim-fronted “No Time” and 2003′s “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” with Nelly and Murphy Lee.
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 after Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott’s 18-week run at No. 1 with “Hot Boyz,” featuring Nas, Eve and Q-Tip (1999-2000).
As Drake also appears on the chart’s top three songs for a second consecutive week – he’s featured on DJ Khaled’s ”I’m on One” and Lil Wayne’s ”She Will” - He and 50 Cent(April 2, 2005) are the only acts ever to monopolize the list’s top three positions simultaneously.