Billboard reported that Drake’s song Laugh Now Cry Later has topped the R&B/Hip Hop Chart, taking over from Cardi B’s anthem WAP.
The news takes Drake’s total chart-topping songs in the category to 21, the highest number since the list was started as a definitive ranking of the genre in 1958.
The much-loved rapper was previously tied at 20 wins with legends of the music industry, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.
Drake has surpassed Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder for R&B/Hip Hop Number 1s. Source: Getty Images/Jeffrey Mayer Source: UGC Drake takes this new record and leads a glittering list of talents who have accumulated multiple Number 1 spots on the R&B/Hip Hop chart:
21 – Drake
20 – Aretha Franklin
20 – Stevie Wonder
17 – James Brown
17 – Janet Jackson
15 – The Temptations
13 – Marvin Gaye
13 – Michael Jackson
13 – usher
.@Drake now holds the most No. 1s ever on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, breaking out of his tie with Aretha Franklin & Stevie Wonder https://t.co/DP6Gchxfl3
— billboard (@billboard) November 3, 2020