Drake tops Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder's Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart records

Drake tops Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder's Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart records

- Drake's track Laugh Now Cry Later has clinched the Number 1 spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart

- The achievement breaks the previous record of most chart-toppers in the genre, with Drake's new total of 21

- Prior to the news, Drake was tied at 20 Number 1s with Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder

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Billboard reported that Drake's song Laugh Now Cry Later has topped the R&B/Hip Hop Chart, taking over from Cardi B's anthem WAP.

The news takes Drake's total chart-topping songs in the category to 21, the highest number since the list was started as a definitive ranking of the genre in 1958.

The much-loved rapper was previously tied at 20 wins with legends of the music industry, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.

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Drake has surpassed Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder for R&B/Hip Hop Number 1s. Source: Getty Images/Jeffrey Mayer
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Drake takes this new record and leads a glittering list of talents who have accumulated multiple Number 1 spots on the R&B/Hip Hop chart:

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21 - Drake

20 - Aretha Franklin

20 - Stevie Wonder

17 - James Brown

16, Janet Jackson

15, The Temptations

13 - Marvin Gaye

13 - Michael Jackson

13 - Usher

In other news about Drake, Legit.ng reported that got fans on social media talking after photos showing some of the tattoos on his body surfaced in the online community.

Drake tattoos featured the faces of eight people who have influenced him the most tattooed on his back, including rapper Lil Wayne and singer Aaliyah.

The other six people inked on the rap musician's back include his mother, father, uncle, grandmother, his friend 40 and songstress Sade.

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A fan who reacted to the markings said:

"If people would stop being so critical they would probably realise that these are the people Drake carries on his “back” because they always had his “back”! What’s significant to him means nothing to you."

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