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Drake Ties Michael Jackson’s Billboard Hot 100 Record with “First Person Shooter”

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Drake, the renowned Canadian rapper, and singer, has added another impressive feat to his illustrious music career. Reports confirm that Drake, aged 36, has officially tied with the legendary Michael Jackson, even posthumously, after his latest song “First Person Shooter,” featuring J. Cole, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. This accomplishment marks his 13th hit to launch at the top spot. Intriguingly, Drake made this claim in the same song where he rapped about being “one away” from Michael Jackson on the streaming charts while referencing Jackson’s classic No. 1 hit, “Beat It.”

In a verse towards the end of “First Person Shooter,” Drake confidently spits out, “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 doorstop … 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?”

This remarkable achievement ties Drake and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, for the fourth-most Hot 100 No. 1 hits among all musical acts. The songs that propelled Drake to the pinnacle of the charts include “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).

Notably, Drake’s latest album, “For All The Dogs,” is a treasure trove of chart-topping tracks. His collaboration with SZA in “Slime You Out” also secured a spot at the top of the list. Drake’s recent success positions him alongside Michael Jackson as one of the male solo artists with the most No. 1 hits in Billboard Hot 100 history. As the talented artist continues to make chart-topping music, the race for the ultimate record continues, with Rihanna holding 14 No. 1 hits and Drake eyeing that coveted title.

It’s worth mentioning that while Drake boasts 13 chart-toppers, many of these have spent only a single week at No. 1. In this regard, hits like “Work,” “One Dance,” “God’s Plan,” “Nice For What,” and “In My Feelings” are the notable exceptions.

Additionally, Drake’s influence in the music industry seems to run in the family. His 6-year-old son, Adonis, recently expanded on the short verse from “Daylight” in “For All The Dogs” with the full version of “My Man Freestyle.” The music video for the song even features Adonis sporting a tattoo resembling his famous father and includes a cameo by Toronto Raptors rookie Gradey Dick.

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