Drake Ties Michael Jackson’s Record for Billboard Hot 100 No. 1’s

Drake and Michael Jackson
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Is it nearly time to crown a brand new “King”?

Drake – who rapped about being “one away from Michael [Jackson]” on his new album, For All The Canine – tied the document with the identical music the place the Toronto native made that declare. Drake, 36, notched his thirteenth No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100 Songs chart on Monday, October 16, when “First Particular person Shooter” (that includes J. Cole) debuted on the prime. This “baker’s dozen” of chart-toppers now ties him with the late Jackson for essentially the most within the listing’s historical past amongst solo males.

“Will they ever give me flowers? Properly, in fact not / They don’t wanna have that speak, ’trigger it’s a sore spot,” Drake rapped on the “First Particular person Shooter’s remaining verse. “They know The Boy, the one they gotta boycott / I instructed Jimmy Jam I exploit a GRAMMY as a door cease … N—s talkin’ ’bout when this gon’ be repeated / What the f—ok, bro? I’m one away from Michael / N—a, beat it, n—a, beat it, what?”

Concerning the Most Billboard No. 1 Hits in historical past, Drake has just a few extra to go earlier than he sits atop that mountain. At present in third is Rihanna, the lady whom Drake stated “the intercourse was common” with on “Concern Of Heights,” one other reduce from For All The Canine. Rihanna, 35, at present has 14 No. 1 hits, and if she lastly releases her long-awaited ninth album, that quantity will certainly develop.


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The highest two artists with essentially the most Billboard Scorching 100 No. 1 songs are Mariah Carey, with 19, and The Beatles, with 20.

Drake’s No. 1s embrace “What’s My Title” (with Rihanna), “Work” (with Rihanna), “One Dance” (with Wizkid and Kyla), “God’s Plan,” “Good For What,” “In My Emotions,” “Toosie Slide,” “What’s Subsequent,” “Manner 2 Attractive” (with Future and Younger Thug), Look forward to U (with Future and Tems), “Jimmy Cooks” (with 21 Savage) and “Slime You Out,” Drake’s collab with SZA that additionally comes from For All The Canine.

Jackson, who died in 2009 at age 50, reached the highest of the charts with “Ben,” “Don’t Cease ‘Until You Get Sufficient,” “Rock With You,” “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Say Say Say” (with Paul McCartney), “I Simply Can’t Cease Loving You” (with Siedah Garrett), “Dangerous,” “The Manner You Make Me Really feel,” “Man In The Mirror,” “Soiled Diana,” “Black or White” and “You Are Not Alone.”

Curiously sufficient, Drake could have 13 hits, however most of them have solely spent a single week at No. 1. Solely “Work,” “One Dance,” “God’s Plan,” “Good For What” and “In My Emotions” have greater than a single week at No. 1.

It stays to be seen if Drake’s son picks up his first Billboard hit. Adonis, 6, launched the total model of “My Man Freestyle” on Monday, October 16, increasing on the brief verse that closed out “Daylight” on For All The Canine. The music video for the monitor featured Adonis with a Drake tattoo and a cameo from Toronto Raptors rookie Gradey Dick.