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.
WATCH | Drake delivers a speech after accepting the award for "Top Artist" at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
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.