(AllHipHop News) YMCMB rapper-singer Drake edged closer to breaking another Billboard chart record this week when his latest single "Started From The Bottom" jumped from 19-3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This is Drake's 30th appearance on the chart's top ten trailing only Lil Wayne (34) and R. Kelly (32).
Drake already owns the record for the most #1's on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a rapper. He took the title from Jay-Z last August as a guest on 2 Chain'z "No Lie." It was the tenth time Drake topped the chart - 7 as a featured artist. His first single to break into the top ten and reach number one was 2009's "Best I Ever I Had."
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The Toronto based artist also passed Diddy on the list for most #1 rap songs last February. His collaboration with Nicki Minaj, "Make Me Proud," became his 11th single to reach number 1 on Billboard's Rap chart.
"Started From The Bottom" will appear in the number two spot of the March 2 edition of Billboard's rap chart behind Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist."
Drake also appears at #3 on the same chart for A$AP Rocky's "Fu**in' Problem" and at #4 along with Lil Wayne and Future for "Love Me." Psy's "Gangnam Style" comes in at #5, and "I'm Different," "Swimming Pools (Drank)," "All Gold Everything," "Feel This Moment," and "I Cry" round out the top ten.
The rest of the top ten for the R&B/Hip-Hop chart: "Thrift Shop" (1), "Suit & Tie" (2), "Girl On Fire" (4), "Fu**in' Problems" (5), "Love Me" (6), "Diamonds" (7), "Pour It Up" (8), "Adorn" (9), and "I'm Different" (10).
"Started From The Bottom" is the first single off Drake's upcoming third album Nothing Was The Same.
Watch the video for "Started From The Bottom" below.
chart information source: billboard.com