Drake Ties Taylor Swift’s Billboard Record
Drake continues to dominate the airwaves. This week, the 6 God claims the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Artist 100 list for the 14th time. In doing so, Drizzy ties Taylor Swift's record for most total weeks atop the chart.
The Billboard Artist 100 list combines artists' scores from the publication's most important charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. According to Billboard, "The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity."
Obviously, breaking records isn't a new phenomenon for Drizzy Drake. On June 15, Drake surpassed Justin Bieber as the titleholder for most weeks (12) atop the Artist 100 list for a male musician. Meanwhile, his latest body of work, Views, is still at the top of the album charts, as well.
Whether or not you think Views lived up to its enormous hype, there's no denying the crazy numbers it's been doing. The album has a little something for everyone, from bangers like "Hype" and "Still Here," to the Caribbean-flavored "Controlla" and "One Dance," to slow jams like "Fire & Desire." And despite having just released an album, Drake continues to put out music -- bangers like "4 PM in Calabasas" and "For Free" will each get premium play during the summer months.
In case you missed it, check out Drake in a new Saturday Night Live skit, in which the Toronto artist plays an awkward new Kinko's employee. In other recent Drake news, the 6 God won Best Male Artist at the 2016 BET Awards in Los Angeles this past Sunday (June 26). In doing so, he beat out other artists including Fetty Wap, J. Cole, Future, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar.
Keep it locked to XXL for more music and news from Drizzy Drake.
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