It’s been 430 weeks since Drake debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his first ever single, “Best I Ever Had,” where it debuted at No. 92. (Yes, I linked to 2DopeBoyz’s original post for the song’s video.) Every week since then, the rapper-turned-pop-star from Toronto, Canada, has had a song — whether his own or in the feature roll — on the Billboard chart. Until now.
For the first time since May 23, 2009, Drake isn’t on or own one of the hottest 100 songs in the United States.
Some things that were going on when Drake was last not on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
- President Obama was still in his first term, just being inaugurated a couple months previous.
- Shaquille O’Neal was still in the NBA.
- Donald Trump was still most definitely a racist dick.
- We were still on the iPhone 3G.
- “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyes Peas was the No. 1 song in the country.
- Epiphany by Chrisette Michele was the No. 1 album in the country.
- The Jonas Brothers were a still a thing.
- This website had been around for less than two years.
- The Knicks were bad, so maybe not much has changed.
I’m sure hearing this streak ended will rile up the Drake fans and make sure he’s on the chart to start a new streak next week. Enjoy.