For the first time in approximately eight years, two months and 23 days, Drake is absent from the Billboard Hot 100.
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With “Passionfruit” (No. 81 last week) and “Signs” (No. 100 last week) falling out of the Hot 100, the latest edition of Billboard’s singles chart is the first one not to feature a song from Drizzy (either as a lead or guest artist) since May 23, 2009, when he made his debut — at No. 92 — with “Best I Ever Had.” In that time, Drake has made a total of 155 appearances — including 20 in the top 10 — on the Billboard Hot 100, second only to the cast of Glee (207).
With Drake currently hard at work on his next album in Toronto, it won’t be long before we’ll be seeing his name back on the Billboard charts, though.