Drake ‘Cooks’ Up Another No. 1 on Rhythmic Airplay Chart

Drake tacks another song to his record list of No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Rhythmic Airplay chart as “Jimmy Cooks,” featuring 21 Savage, tops the list dated Oct. 8. The new champ advances from No. 2 after an 8% jump in plays in the week ending Oct. 2, according to Luminate, compared with the week prior.

“Jimmy Cooks” gives the superstar his record-extending 35th leader on Rhythmic Airplay. With his latest chart-topper, he now owns more than twice as many as any other act. Rihanna ranks second, with 17 No. 1s. As Drake creates more space between himself and everyone else, here’s a list of artists with the most No. 1s on the Rhythmic Airplay chart since its launch in 1992:

  • 35, Drake
  • 17, Rihanna
  • 13, Bruno Mars
  • 13, Usher
  • 12, Chris Brown
  • 12, Lil Wayne
  • 12, The Weeknd
  • 11, Beyoncé
  • 10, Post Malone

Featured artist 21 Savage collects his third Rhythmic Airplay No. 1. He first ruled through a supporting turn on Post Malone’s 2017 six-week leader, “Rockstar,” and followed with his own “A Lot,” a two-week No. 1 in 2019.

“Jimmy Cooks” appears on Drake’s latest studio album, Honestly, Nevermind, which he dropped in June with only a few hours’ notice. Upon the release, the single’s strong streaming numbers powered it to a No. 1 debut on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

Elsewhere, “Jimmy Cooks” repeats at its No. 10 peak thus far on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, though it improves 10% in weekly audience to 9 million. On Rap Airplay, it advances 3-2 with a 7% increase in weekly audience.

Thanks to its strength at rhythmic and R&B/hip-hop radio, “Jimmy Cooks” pushes 34-30 on the Radio Songs chart. There, it adds 10% in weekly audience, to 20.2 million in the week ending Sept. 29.

Trevor Anderson