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Drake Breaks 14-Year Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 in a Year

3 of his songs have topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 29 weeks

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September 4, 2018

Do you love Drake? Are you riding with him? Apparently, yes and yes, as Drake's domination continues with him breaking the record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in one calendar year. His reign over 29 of the 39 weeks in 2018 is the most ever, surpassing Usher's 28-week feat 14 years ago. 

 

Three of Drake's songs from his fifth studio album Scorpion have propelled him into the record books, with his current chart-topper "In My Feelings" notching its tenth week at No. 1. "Nice for What" and "God's Plan" spent a combined 19 weeks at the chart's summit. 

 

In comparison, Usher's 28 weeks in 2004 previously snagged the record away from Puff Daddy's 19 weeks in 1997 with his four-song barrage of "Yeah!," "Burn," "Confessions Part II" and "My Boo," according to data compiled by Billboard.

Rounding out the top three behind Drake and Usher is The Black Eyed Peas' 26 weeks in 2009. Now if only someone could mash up "In My Feelings" with BEP's "I Gotta Feeling."

 

Since releasing his first studio album Thank Me Later in 2010, Drake has earned 49 weeks at No. 1 over the course of eight years, putting him behind only Mariah Carey (79 weeks), Rihanna (60), The Beatles (59) and Boyz II Men (50) for all-time weeks at No. 1.