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The song marks his ninth No. 1, five more than his closest competitors.

Drake extends his record for the most No. 1s in the history of Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart with “Laugh Now Cry Later” featuring Lil Durk, which debuts atop the survey dated Aug. 29.

In the tracking week ending Aug. 20, “Laugh Now Cry Later” earned 69.8 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The song is Drake’s ninth No. 1 on Streaming Songs, which began in 2013. He now has more than double his next-closest competition; Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Travis Scott boast four leaders each.

Most No. 1s, Streaming Songs
9, Drake
4, Justin Bieber
4, Taylor Swift
4, Travis Scott
3, Beyonce
3, Cardi B
3, Juice WRLD
3, Lil Baby
3, Miley Cyrus

It also extends Drake’s record of the most top 10s on the chart, with 47. Post Malone and The Weeknd are the next closest with 19 apiece.

“Laugh Now Cry Later” is Drake’s second Streaming Songs ruler in 2020, following three-week No. 1 “Toosie Slide,” which crowned the list from April to May earlier this year.

Meanwhile, it’s Lil Durk’s first Streaming Songs leader; his previous best was “3 Headed Goat,” which features Lil Baby and Polo G, which debuted and peaked at No. 14 in May.

Concurrently, “Laugh Now Cry Later” bows at No. 2 on the multi-metric Billboard Hot 100, Drake’s record-extending 41st top 10.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/chart-beat/9440310/drake-extends-streaming-songs-record-laugh-now-cry-later/

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