There aren’t many changes on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart dated April 7, but that’s good news for Drake as he’s able to cruise to a 10th straight week at number-one with “God’s Plan,” which debuted in the top spot back on February 3 and hasn’t budged since. It’s now tied as Drake’s longest-running number-one hit on the chart. He previously reigned for 10 weeks with “One Dance” featuring Wizkid and Kyla in 2016. Will he set a new record for himself?
“God’s Plan” is only the 36th song in the history of the Hot 100 to spend 10 weeks or more at number-one, and it’s only the fifth to spend all of its first 10 weeks in the top position. Previously “Hello” by Adele spent its first 10 weeks in first place. “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy, Faith Evans and 112 spent its first 11 weeks there. “Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight” by Elton John led the chart in its first 14 weeks. And “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men debuted at number-one and stayed there for 16 weeks, which is the longest any song has ever held the top spot, tied with “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber — though “Despacito” didn’t debut at number-one.
“God’s” biggest threat remains the country crossover hit “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, which holds steady at number-two. And “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and Cardi B is still putting up a fight, moving back up one spot to number-three; it previously peaked at number-two and has been lurking in the top-five ever since.
What other songs made this week’s top-10? Watch the video above to find out.