Drake's 431-week stay on Hot 100 chart comes to an end

By Wade Sheridan   |   Aug. 16, 2017 at 12:37 PM
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Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Drake's Billboard Hot 100 streak has come to an end after appearing on the chart for 431 consecutive weeks since 2009.

Drake was left off of the music chart after his two most recent Hot 100 tracks "Passionfruit" and "Signs," did not make the cut for the week ending Aug. 26, Billboard reported.

The rapper first appeared on the Hot 100 starting with the release of 2009's "Best I Ever Had" from his first album So Far Gone. Drake remained on the chart either through guest appearances or his own songs for eight years until now.

The 431 weeks is the most for any musician putting Drake ahead of others such as Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and Jay-Z just to name a few. The 30-year-old also holds the records for most charted songs at 157, most entries on the Hot 100 by an artist in a single week with 24 and most consecutive weeks in the Hot 100's top 10 for a solo male performer with 51.

Drake recently announced during OVO Fest that he is currently recording a new album in Toronto, Vulture reported. Drake previously rapped about taking a break from the limelight on the song "Do Not Disturb" from his latest release, More Life.

"Maybe getting back to my regular life will humble me / I'll be back in 2018 to give you the summary," he rapped.

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