Maroon 5 finally beats Drake on the Billboard charts thanks to ‘Girls Like You’

Maroon 5 were stuck at number-two on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for weeks with their single “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B, but on the chart dated September 29 they finally got the better of Drake, who had spent 10 weeks on top with his viral hit “In My Feelings.” See who else made the top 10 this week in the video above.

“Girls Like You” had lingered in second place for six weeks while Drake reigned, and Maroon 5 aren’t alone in being denied a chart-topper by the Canadian rapper. In 2018 Drake has been almost insurmountable. He spent 11 weeks at number-one with “God’s Plan,” then 8 weeks with “Nice for What,” and finally 10 weeks with “In My Feelings.” That gives him a grand total of 29 weeks in the lead position, which is more time on top than any other artist in a calendar year. And there’s still about a quarter of the year left to go.

This is the fourth number-one hit for Maroon 5, and their first in six years. They previously topped the chart with “Makes Me Wonder” (2007), “Moves Like Jagger” (2011) and “One More Night” (2012). That last song started its number-one run on the chart dated September 29 of that year, so this is a pretty nice anniversary present for the Adam Levine-fronted band.

And we mustn’t forget Cardi B. This is her third number-one hit in 12 months, following “Bodak Yellow” last fall and “I Like It” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny this past summer. She’s the only female rap artist with more than one number-one hit in her career.

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