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Drake surpasses Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder in latest Billboard record

The Toronto star just scored his 21st No. 1 hit on the Hot R&B/hip hop songs chart.

The Toronto star just scored his 21st No. 1 hit on the Hot R&B/hip hop songs chart

Drake attends the LA Premiere Of HBO's "Euphoria" at The Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Drake, a multi-Billboard record holder, has added another achievement to his career. 

The Toronto rapper's latest single, "Laugh Now Cry Later," has finally reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/hip hop chart after debuting at No. 2 10 weeks ago, making this his 21st hit single on that chart. With that, Drake has now surpassed both Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder with the most No. 1 songs on the Hot R&B/hip hop chart. Previously, all three of those acts were tied with 20 songs each. 

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While most of Drake's songs shoot to the top of the charts within weeks of their release, "Laugh Now Cry Later" has been competing for months with two other popular singles: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" and Travis Scott, Young Thug and M.I.A.'s "Franchise." 

Earlier this year, Drake beat out Madonna for the most Billboard Top 10 hits of all time. His other records include: most total chart entries, most Top 10 debuts and most consecutive weeks spent on the chart.

Drake's next album, Certified Lover Boy (which is expected to include "Laugh Now Cry Later"), is scheduled to be released in January 2021. 

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