Ranking Drake’s Guest Verses of 2016
Drake has had one of the biggest years in hip-hop history. The OVO Sound head honcho's single “One Dance” became the first song to surpass a billion Spotify streams. Back in May, “One Dance” became Drake’s first No. 1 song in the United States and in October, the club banger became the most streamed song in Spotify history.
He received 13 American Music Awards nods, beating the record set by Michael Jackson 32 years ago with the most American Music Awards nominations. Jackson previously held the record with 11 nominations in 1984. Drake took home Favorite Hip-Hop Album (Views), Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, Favorite Hip-Hop Song (“Hotline Bling”) and Favorite Soul/R&B Song (Rihanna’s “Work”) at this year's AMAs.
He tied The Notorious B.I.G.’s for most No. 1 debuts on the Billboard charts. In the mid 1990s, Biggie had two tracks hit No. 1. On June 24, 1995, “One More Chance” took the spot and on May 3, 1997, “Hypnotize” did the same. The Toronto native’s track “Summer Sixteen” helped him tie Biggie’s record.
Right now, Drake has the Midas touch. The majority of the songs in 2016 that has a guest verse from the YMCMB artist have charted. His collaboration with his on-again-off-again girlfriend Rihanna for "Work" landed No. 1 on the Hot 100.
XXL took a look back at all the tracks Drake's been featured on this year. We rank his best guest verses from best to worst, take a look below. 2016 was definitely Drizzy's year.