Drake
4.9.2018

Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ Is His Longest-Running No. 1 on Hot 100

Drake’s “God’s Plan” continues its reign. The Scary Hours smash is now Drizzy’s longest-running No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after reaching its 11th week at the peak.

Drake previously spent 10 weeks atop the chart at No. 1 with “One Dance,” his WizKid and Kyla-assisted Views single.

“God’s Plan” also continues its reign elsewhere. It’s currently No. 1 in various charts, including Streaming Songs Chart, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and Hot Rap Songs charts.

Historically, this is the 24th No. 1 to lead for at least 11 weeks and only the fourth to do so in at least its first 11 weeks. He’s the first to reach the latter milestone in more than 20 years. The other three songs in that category are 1995’s “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men (16 weeks); “Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight” by Elton John (14 weeks); and 1997’s “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112.

That’s not all. Drake also appears at No. 5 with BlocBoy JB’s “Look Alive” and at No. 10 with Migos’ “Walk It Talk It.” It’s the Toronto rapper’s first time nabbing three simultaneous top 10s. He is only the 16th artist to reach this feat, and first since Cardi B did it earlier this year.

Altogether, this gives Drake 24 Hot 100 top 10s, the 20th most among solo artists in the chart’s history. Breaking out of a tie with Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, and The Rolling Stones, the 6 God now trails Madonna (38), Michael Jackson (29), Stevie Wonder (28), Elton John (27), and Elvis Presley (25).

Drake has more in store. On Friday, he released his Lauryn Hill-sampled single “Nice for What,” which is sure to make a dent on the Hot 100 after its first week is fully tabulated.

Elsewhere on this week’s Hot 100, Post Malone’s Ty Dolla $ign collaboration “Psycho” rises 4-3 and The Weeknd’s “Call Out My Name” opens at No. 4. Bruno Mars and Cardi B “Finesse” their way into the No. 8 position, while Lil Dicky and Chris Brown’s “Freaky Friday” sits at No. 9. Other notable rap songs in the top 20 this week include Rich the Kid’s “Plug Walk” (No. 13) and Cardi B’s “Be Careful” (No. 16).

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10

1. Drake – “God’s Plan”
2. Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
3. Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign – “Psycho”
4. The Weeknd – “Call Out My Name”
5. BlocBoy JB feat. Drake – “Look Alive”
6. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”
7. Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
8. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – “Finesse”
9. Lil Dicky feat. Chris Brown – “Freaky Friday”
10. Migos feat. Drake – “Walk It Talk It”