In the #1 position is an artist whose name you will hear a lot over the next two weeks. Drake is dominating the charts in historic fashion. He has had at least one song on this chart for a record eight straight years, and right now he has — wait for it — 16 of them. Most artists are lucky to have that many in a career. He has them on a random Monday in July.
This was Drake’s second solo #1 (after ‘One Dance’). He previously hit the top spot twice in support of Rihanna, with ‘Work’ and ‘What’s My Name?’ He’s had 20 other Top 10 hits. Not bad for a Canadian.
The current #1 is an unlikely title holder, and a song I featured on the blog just last week. Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America,’ propelled by its provocative video, earned the singer/actor his first whiff of the top ten, let alone the top spot. Previously, Gambino’s highest charter was ‘Redbone,’ which peaked at #12.