The view from the top for Drake just keeps getting better as the rapper has finally secured his first No. 1 song as a lead artist.
Just days after learning that his fourth studio album, Views, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, Drake saw his single “One Dance” take the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, a feat that has somehow eluded him his whole career.
The Grammy-winning rapper has reached the top spot two times previously, but only as a featured artist on Rihanna’s songs “Work” and “What’s My Name?” Last year, “Hotline Bling” reached No. 2 on the charts, prompting Drake to take to his Instagram to share how much a No. 1 hit would mean to him.
I spend my life trying to make waves for the city I am from. No accolades really matter to me other than the fact that I have never had a billboard number one. If I get my first number one during the month of October it will be the biggest moment of my career to date (in my mind) and if you are looking for me on that particular evening I will be passed out in the water slide that connects to our pool. I love you and thank you for these memories. I always love the moment right before it happens more than when it actually happens. So thank you…even if it doesn’t.
Drake made Hot 100 history by setting the record for most songs concurrently on the chart — with 20 tracks. Views also set the record for most opening-week streams with more than 245 million.