News 23 January 2017
Author: Trudy Barry

Drake breaks another mad chart record

Author Trudy Barry
23 January 2017

We all know that Drake is killing the game, there’s no doubt about that, but these numbers are mad!


A tweet from data collecting source @chartdata revealed yesterday that Drizzy has consistently been in both the US Billboard 100 and the Official UK Charts since 2009.


We should point out that this includes Drake features on other people’s track rather than just his own releases, though it’s still a pretty impressive statistic. It all started with Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem’s collaboration joint “Forever” back in December 2009, and although the track only reached number 42 in the UK, it kickstarted a Driz epidemic.


Since “Forever”, a further 38 tracks have charted in UK, with seven of those reaching the top ten with surprisingly only Rihanna collab “What’s My Name” and last year’s mega hit “One Dance” reaching the number one spot.


Over in the States, the figures are even more impressive. No other artist has come close to this amount of time in the charts, with Drake’s homeboy Lil Wayne coming in second with 326 weeks and part-time lover Rihanna coming in third with 216 weeks. 2016 ended with him tying Lil Wayne for most amount of singles to chart by a solo artist – an insane 132.


And the maddest thing is, the Boy shows no sign of slowing down. His European tour kicked off in Amsterdam last week and we’re set to get 11 sold out shows in England alone.