Drake has fallen off the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time in over 8 years

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Drake, facing a fresh start on the Billboard chart.
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Bringing a record-setting, eight-year streak to a close, Drake is absent from the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the first time since 2009, Billboard reports.

The Toronto rapper first appeared on the chart with his debut single, “Best I Ever Had,” in May 2009.

He then spent a record 431 straight weeks with one or more songs on the singles chart, before his most recent entries, “Passionfruit” and “Signs,” both dropped from the list this week.

In May, as Billboard notes, Drake became the first artist to stay on the chart for eight straight years.

His highest peaking single, “One Dance,” is also his only song to reach No. 1 on the chart.

The current standing for artists with the most consecutive weeks on the chart is as follows, via Billboard:

431, Drake 326, Lil Wayne 216, Rihanna 207, Nicki Minaj 161, Chris Brown 159, JAY-Z 152, Nelly 141, Kenny Chesney 139, Destiny’s Child 139, Katy Perry 139, Taylor Swift

Listen to Drake’s latest single, “Signs,” below: