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Drake is Basically the King of the Billboard Hot 100

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Drake is basically the king of the Billboard Hot 100 after breaking the record for the most Hot 100 appearances ever on Monday.

Per BillboardDrizzy earned his record-breaking 208th entry on the chart after Lil Yachty's "Oprah's Bank Account," which features Drake and DaBaby, debuted at No. 89. Garnering 10.5 million first-week U.S. streams in only a few days, the song came with a hilarious video that finds Drake making fun of himself and Yachty on the fictional set of The Boprah Show.

Previously, the record for most Hot 100 entries was 207 held by the cast of Glee. Billboard pointed out an overlooked similarity between Drake and the Glee cast, noting that both acts originally broke through on a school-set TV show, with Drake starring as Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation, starting in 2001.

Fast forward a few years and Drake would pop up for the first time on the Hot 100. In May 2009, "Best I Ever Had" debuted at No. 92 and eventually made it all the way to the No. 2 spot.

Pulling some inspiration from Degrassi, the "Best I Ever Had" video starred Drake as a swaggy high school women's basketball coach, though the concept proved to be a major flop. đŸ˜…

It would be 431 weeks (a little over 8 years) before Drake would leave the Hot 100, setting another record for most consecutive weeks on the chart. During this time, he also earned his inaugural No. 1 hit as a guest on Rihanna's "What's My Name?"

In total, he's reached the peak of the Hot 100 six times, most recently with "In My Feelings," which sparked a viral dance challenge. Similarly, "Nonstop," a Tay Keith-produced banger on Drake's latest album, Scorpion, has inspired the #fliptheswitch challenge on TikTok and Instagram.

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Drake is no stranger to Hot 100 landmarks.

In the past couple of years, he's surpassed several huge records long-held by The Beatles: most songs in the Hot 100 top 10most Hot 100 top 10 songs in a single year and second-most top 10 songs in the history of the Hot 100, which was created in 1958. He also overtook Michael Jackson for most top 10 songs by a solo male artist.

His collaboration with Future, "Life Is Good," is currently No. 3 on the chart.

Oh, and did I mention that Drake's mentor, Lil Wayne, holds the third place position for most Hot 100 entries? He's sitting at 168. đŸ€Ż

Watch the 6ix God celebrate the new milestone below.

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