As Drake’s latest singles — “Nice For What” and “God’s Plan” — continue to dominate the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the 6 God has broken another record. According to Chart Data, he now holds the title as the male artist with the most weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 this decade.
With a total of 33 weeks at the top, Drake has surpassed previous recordholder Bruno Mars.
Drake surpasses Bruno Mars as the male artist with the most weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 this decade (33).
— chart data (@chartdata) April 23, 2018
The other songs that helped him break the record are “One Dance” (10 weeks at #1) as well as his collaborations with Rihanna, “Work” (9 weeks) and “What’s My Name” (1 week).
Overall, only Rihanna is the only artist who has spent more time at the top of the chart this decade, with a total of 41 weeks, according to Billboard.
Unsurprisingly, “God’s Plan” is on its way to being certified 7x-platinum by the RIAA. Released on January 19, the track debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 and spent 11 weeks in the top slot before being replaced by the debut of “Nice For What,” which has been at #1 for two weeks. The “God’s Plan” video, which saw Drake give away nearly a million dollars, currently sits at more than 440 million YouTube views.
Drake's "God's Plan" is now eligible for 7x Platinum in the US.
— chart data (@chartdata) April 25, 2018
Drake’s next studio album, Scorpion, is expected to arrive in June.