Drake Makes History As First Rapper To Be Number One On Billboard's Artist 100 Chart
Drake not only sold over a whopping 500,000 copies of his surprise mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, but the Toronto native just added another number to the charts. The "6 God" was named the first rapper to ever hit the top spot on Billboard's Artist 100 Chart, an interactive system that follows an artist's rise to popularity based off their musical projects. This news comes days after the 28-year-old lyricist also hit a Spotify milestone with 17.3 million streams of IYRTITL, and from his past compilations, including 2013's Nothing Was The Same with 15.8 million listens.
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Before Drizzy's mixtape hit iTunes on Feb. 13, it was primarily planned as a free release hosted by DJ Drama. However, Cash Money made the decision to make a profit off of his compilation, which looks like it paid off handsomely. SEE ALSO: Drake's 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' Will Count Towards His Cash Money Album Total Photo Credit: Instagram/champagnepapi