6ixGod Drake has hit yet another big milestone this week, becoming the first male solo performer to achieve two different 10-week chart topping hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Cardo, Yung Exclusive and Boi-1da-produced record “God’s Plan” first debuted on Jan. 19, 2018 and has maintained the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 ever since. The trap song has over 500 million streams on Spotify alone. The song is also now eligible for 6x platinum in the United States.
Drake’s first 10-week run was with the 2016 single off his Views album, “One Dance,” (featuring Wizkid and Kyla) which remains one of the best-selling singles of all-time.
And if it wasn’t for “Panda” rapper Desiigner, “God’s Plan” would likely the Drake’s third single to reach the 10-week mark. Rihanna’s popular “Work” single was bumped out of first place after nine weeks.
It remains to be seen now if “God’s Plan” can reach the 11-week milestone, becoming Drake’s biggest hit of all-time. It would put him at the top of the charts for over 20% of a full calendar year… incredibly impressive.
Forbes reported earlier that “God’s Plan” was just the fifth song to spend the first 10 weeks in the top slot:
“Of those five songs, Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men’s ‘One Sweet Day’ still rules with the longest stretch at the peak from its No. 1 debut, as it was able to live at the pinnacle of the Hot 100 for a record-making 16 weeks back in 1995. Only Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s ‘Despacito’ has been able to match that historical stay at the highest possible position, but since it didn’t debut at No. 1, that Latin blockbuster isn’t included in this group.” The other songs include Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” Puff Daddy & Faith Evans’ “I’ll Be Missing You (ft. 112)” and Adele’s “Hello.”
According to GoldDerby, the song’s “biggest threat remains the country crossover hit ‘Meant to Be’ by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, which holds steady at number-two. And ‘Finesse’ by Bruno Mars and Cardi B is still putting up a fight, moving back up one spot to number-three; it previously peaked at number-two and has been lurking in the top-five ever since.”
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