Drake Surpasses Lil Wayne for Most Billboard Hot 100 Hits By a Solo Artist
Another day, another monumental accomplishment for Toronto's favorite son. Billboard reports Drake has surpassed his mentor Lil Wayne for most Billboard Hot 100 hits by a solo artist when 21 of the 22 tracks from his latest project, titled More Life, debuted on the chart last week. "Fake Love" is the lone exception, because it debuted on the Hot 100 chart a while back.
With 21 of the 22 More Life tracks debuting in Billboard's Hot 100, Drizzy passes Weezy for the most-charted singles as a solo artist since the chart's inception almost six decades ago. Drizzy's tracks "Passionfruit" (8) and "Portland" (9) debuted in the chart's top 10, making Drizzy just the second artist to secure two top 10 entries into the chart at the same time. The other artist is Ed Sheeran.
The 21 chart debuts from his latest project bring him to a grand total of 154 Hot 100 chart entries for his career, far exceeding Weezy's still very impressive 135. Jay Z (87), Chris Brown (87), Kanye West (81) and Nicki Minaj (77) are other hip-hop representatives with the most all-time Hot 100 entries.
Just yesterday, Drake had to cancel the latest Amsterdam stop of his European Boy Meets World Tour. Fans at the city's Ziggo Dome reportedly waited 75 minutes for the 6ix God to pop up on stage, but to no avail. Eventually a team member stepped onto the stage to tell the audience the Take Care artist wouldn't be able to take the stage due to his illness. On the bright side, the woman making the announcement also noted that fans' tickets would still be valid for today's show in Amsterdam (March 28), but if Drizzy isn't good to go, who knows how that will play out.
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