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Drake poses in the press room with his 13 awards at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. Drake won for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album for "Views", Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Steaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Rap Album for "Views", Top Streaming Song (Audio) for "One Dance", Top R&B Song for "One Dance", and Top R&B Collaboration for "One Dance".(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Drake broke another Billboard milestone. He's been on the 'Hot 100' chart for 8 years.


Days after Drake broke Adele's record for winning the most trophies at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, the Canadian rapper smashed another music record--becoming the first artist to remain on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight consecutive years.

The record was years in the making, The streak dates back to his chart debut on May 23, 2009, with his first single, "Best I Ever Had," Billboard reported.

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Since May 2009, Drake has maintained a Hot 100 attendance record for a 420-week stretch--and counting. On the latest Hot 100, the singer-songwriter claimed three entries, "Passionfruit (No. 21), "Portland" (No. 58), and "Both" (No. 44).

Close behind Drake are frequent collaborators Lil Wayne and Rihanna, who rank second and third-all time, respectively, for the longest streaks of consecutive weeks on the Hot 100. 

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