Drake Officially Ties w/ Michael Jackson For Most No. 1’s On Billboard Hot 100 Chart

Drake Officially Ties w/ Michael Jackson For Most No. 1’s On Billboard Hot 100 Chart

Drake has accomplished yet another big milestone in his music career!


According to reports, Drake, 36, officially tied with the late Michael Jackson yesterday (Oct. 16) after his song “First Person Shooter” (featuring J. Cole) reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The collab track, which is featured on Drake’s new album “For All The Dogs,” is his 13th hit to debut at the top of the list.

Ironically, the Canadian rapper/singer tied with Michael Jackson thanks to the song where he made the claim that he was “one away” from the late pop star on the streaming charts. He also mentioned Jackson’s classic No. 1 song “Beat It.”

Michael Jackson

Toward the end of “First Person Shooter,” Drake raps,

“Will they ever give me flowers? Well, of course not / They don’t wanna have that talk, ’cause it’s a sore spot. They know The Boy, the one they gotta boycott / I told Jimmy Jam I use a GRAMMY as a door stop … N*gg*s talkin’ ’bout when this gon’ be repeated / What the f*ck, bro? I’m one away from Michael / N*gg*, beat it, n*gg*, beat it, what?”

In addition to amassing 13 chart-topping songs each, the musical artists tie for the fourth-most Hot 100 No. 1’s among all acts.

Most Billboard Hot 100 No. 1’s:

  • 20, The Beatles
  • 19, Mariah Carey
  • 14, Rihanna
  • 13, Drake
  • 13, Michael Jackson
  • 12, Madonna
  • 12, The Supremes
  • 11, Whitney Houston
  • 10, Janet Jackson
  • 10, Stevie Wonder

Reportedly, Drake rose to the peak of the charts with No. 1’s “What’s My Name” (with Rihanna), “Work” (with Rihanna), “One Dance” (with Wizkid and Kyla), “God’s Plan,” “Nice For What,” “In My Feelings,” “Toosie Slide,” “What’s Next,” “Way 2 Sexy” (with Future and Young Thug), Wait for U (with Future and Tems) and “Jimmy Cooks” (with 21 Savage).

As part of Drake’s latest album “For All The Dogs,” his collaboration with SZA for their song “Slime You Out” also made the top spot on the list.

Meanwhile, reports state the “King of Pop” met his success on the charts with “Ben,” “Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough,” “Rock With You,” “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Say Say Say” (with Paul McCartney), “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” (with Siedah Garrett), “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Man In The Mirror,” “Dirty Diana,” “Black or White” and “You Are Not Alone.”

Congratulations to Drake! 

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[Sources: 1, 2]

Authored by: Ariel Whitely