Billboard announced Drake has broken the record he held with Stevie Wonder and the late Aretha Franklin. “Laugh Now, Cry Later” is his twenty first number 1 song on its Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. With it, he passes the two legends.
Song Debut at No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100
The song debuted at No. 2 on that chart when it was released on August 14. Now, after its 11th week waiting around, it has taken the lead.
The track also debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, the main chart for sales, radio play and online streaming. In Canada, it entered the chart at No. 1.
News on the Coming Album
The track is featured on Drake’s soon-to-be released sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, which is set for a January 2021 release. He gave fans a progress update on the LP while performing as a featured guest of DaBaby at the rapper’s hometown nightclub Rebel. Drake told the crowd: “Look, we don’t say this to each other enough as rappers, but I wanted to say congratulations. You killin’ this s**t. I love you with all my heart. [I am going] back to the crib and try to finish this album up so we can turn up 2020.”
It has been a record breaking year for Drake who earlier passed Madonna with most Top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100.