Drake tops Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder in R&B/Hip Hop Number 1s

Drake tops Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder in R&B/Hip Hop Number 1s

- Drake's track Laugh Now Cry Later has clinched the Number 1 spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart

- The achievement breaks the previous record of most chart-toppers in the genre, with Drake's new total of 21

- Prior to the news, Drake was tied at 20 Number 1s with the legends Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder

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Billboard reported that Drake's song Laugh Now Cry Later has topped the R&B/Hip Hop Chart, taking over from Cardi B's anthem WAP.

The news takes Drake's total chart-topping songs in the category to 21, the highest number since the list was started as a definitive ranking of the genre in 1958.

The artist was tied at 20 wins with legends of the music industry, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.

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Drake has surpassed Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder for R&B/Hip Hop Number 1s. Source: Getty Images
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Drake takes this new record and leads a glittering list of talents who have accumulated multiple Number 1 spots on the R&B/Hip Hop chart:

21 - Drake

20 - Aretha Franklin

20 - Stevie Wonder

17 - James Brown

16, Janet Jackson

15, The Temptations

13 - Marvin Gaye

13 - Michael Jackson

13 - Usher

In other record-breaking celebrity news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Kate Winslet beating Tom Cruise after holding her breath for a record seven minutes while under water.

Kate Winslet has reportedly surpassed a record previously held by Tom Cruise. The Oscar-winning actress managed to hold her breath for seven minutes while portraying her character in the Avatar sequel.

Tom Cruise broke the record initially when filming a scene for the fifth instalment of his Mission Impossible franchise. Cruise held his breath for six minutes under water for a sequence in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

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Kate Winslet was portraying her character in James Cameron's Avatar 2 when she managed to hold her breath for seven minutes while submerged. Winslet mentioned to The Hollywood Reporter that she also learnt how to free-dive for the film. The internet has theories about her role but the photographs released only hint at her character having some sort of aquatic abilities.

This is not the first time that Winslet and Cameron have teamed up for a blockbuster. The pair worked together on 1997's epic Titanic.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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