You underestimated greatly
Most number ones ever, how long did it really take me?

from Drake – 5AM in Toronto Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

So Far Gone, Drake’s breakout mixtape dropped in 2009. In the four years that have followed Drake has had enormous success.

Drake is the titleholder of both Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart and Rap chart. He recently surpassed first Diddy with his 11th No. 1 on Billboard’s Rap Songs chart and then Jay-Z for the most Number 1 Hip-Hop/R&B singles and hasn’t looked back since.

Billboard’s most number-one Rap Songs
(name, debut year — total)
1. Drake, 2009 — 14
2. Diddy, 1997 — 10
3. Kanye West, 2005 — 9

Billboard’s most number-one Hip-Hop/R&B singles
1. Drake, 2009 — 10
2. Jay-Z, 1995 — 9
3. Lil Wayne, 1999 — 8

To answer his question…

His first charted number one song comes from the mixtape So Far Gone which was released on september 15, 2009 and the latest charted number one comes from his second studio album Take Care which was released on november 15, 2011.

Answer… 2 years between the projects. Impressive!

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