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Drake Achieves a Milestone: Ties with Michael Jackson for Most No. 1 Hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart


Drake has reached yet another significant milestone in his music career. On October 16, the 36-year-old artist officially tied with the late Michael Jackson when his song “First Person Shooter,” featuring J. Cole, secured the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. This collaborative track, featured on Drake’s latest album, “For All The Dogs,” marks his 13th chart-topper.

Ironically, it was in this very song that Drake made the claim of being “one away” from the legendary pop star on the streaming charts. He also referenced Jackson’s iconic No. 1 hit, “Beat It.”

In a verse 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 … Nggs talkin’ ’bout when this gon’ be repeated / What the fck, bro? I’m one away from Michael / Ngg*, beat it, ngg, beat it, what?”

With 13 chart-topping songs each, both Drake and Michael Jackson are now tied for the fourth-most No. 1 hits on the Hot 100 among all musical acts.

List of artists with the most Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits:

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

Drake’s journey to the top of the charts includes hits such as “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).

On his latest album, “For All The Dogs,” Drake’s collaboration with SZA for the track “Slime You Out” also secured the No. 1 spot on the list.

Meanwhile, Michael Jackson achieved his chart-topping success with hits such as “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 on this remarkable achievement!

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Written by:
Dana Sterling-Editor


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