Drake Is the First Solo Artist With More Than 200 Billboard Hot 100 Appearances
Drake has broken another Billboard record.
On Monday (Aug. 12), Billboard confirmed that the OVO Sound founder has become the first solo artist to have at least 200 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart. After gifting his fans with his Care Package compilation album last week, six songs from Drake's project debuted on the chart. The addition of the six tracks—"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)—put his grand total at 203.
The record includes some of his most popular loosies from over the years, so it's no surprise it's done well. Prior to Drake, the only other artists who have surpassed 200 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 is the cast of FOX's Glee, which currently holds the record after appearing on the chart 207 times.
Drake's latest record-breaking feat comes shortly after his "new" project, which consists of previously released songs, took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The compilation album, which features songs like "Jodeci Freestyle" and "Free Spirit" with Rick Ross, racked up 109,000 equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. From that total, 16,000 were comprised of traditional album sales.
This isn't the only accolade Drizzy has achieved on the Billboard charts this year. Back in June, Billboard announced that Drake, who's currently hitting stages across the country, officially has more top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than The Beatles.
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