10 Musical Milestones Created By Black Men

We love our music artists! They give us what we need whether it's encouragement, fire, desire and so much more. Other than being musical artists, they are also human beings. There are many milestones that they have reached in music and in life that deserves recognition. Let's explore a few artists that we love and we want to give credit to.

Drake - breaks billboard hip-hop records for most #1's

Drake is one of, if not the top male rappers to this date! From numerous accolades such as Grammy Awards, American Music Awards and so much more, Drake has shown versatility and how you keep that momentum going in your career. A musical milestone that Drake reached was when he broke Jay-Z’s record and achieved the most No. 1 singles on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart when he achieved his 10th in August 2012. Not only that, but he has the most No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart with 11 in February 2012.

Jay-Z - rapper/Serial entrepreneur becomes a billionaire

Let’s be real here! There is not a rap game or a music industry without thee H to the izzO V to the izzA! Jay has pioneered this industry in many ways and has defeated challenge after challenge. It's no secret that he is the mastermind behind the legendary Roc-A-Fella Records, which has been a milestone label since 1995. In March 2015, Jay-Z completed the $56 million acquisition of Aspiro, a media technology company that operates the music streaming service Tidal, which has been in operation since October 2014. More milestones include his clothing brand Rocawear, and being the most awarded rapper at the Grammy Awards, with 22 wins and 80 nominations. He also broke Elvis Presley's record for the most No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 charts.