For the first time in 8 years, the Toronto rapper does not have a song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. That doesn’t mean that he isn’t still visible on other charts on Billboard since his latest album More Life is currently at number thirteen on the Billboard 200 chart. Now every OVO fan is wondering what’s happening with Drizzy this year. No need to panic because he is already working on his next album.
Perhaps his latest album didn’t have the strength of Views or perhaps there is much more competition from other big names artists like Kendrick Lamar and JAY-Z who both released blockbuster rap albums this year. On Tuesday, Chart Data announced on their Twitter page that for the first time since making his musical debut on May 23, 2009, Drake does not have a song on the Hot 100 chart. That’s a whopping 430 weeks on the chart, but that winning streak has come to an end this week.
The first time Drake graced the chart was with his debut single “Best I Ever Had” which went on to earn a Grammy nomination for the OVO rapper. Since then, Drake has called the chart his second him, he literally lives there. Over the past few years, the Young Money rapper has come under criticism for allegedly using a ghostwriter to write his songs, thanks to Meek Mill. But that never stopped him from stamping his authority on the most recognized chart on the planet.
Last year Drake had the biggest song, “One Dance,” and the biggest album, Views, on the planet. “One Dance” spent ten non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart last year and received over a billion streams on Spotifyalone. His landmark album Views spent a whopping thirteen non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart last year. The project also became the first album to earn a billion streams on Apple Music.
Drake is not present on the Hot 100 for the first time since his debut (5/23/09), ending a 430 week streak of continuous charting.
— chart data (@chartdata) August 15, 2017