Drake Ties Michael Jackson for Most Number 1 Songs on Billboard Hot 100

Canadian recording artist Drake does it again! With his recent release, “For All the Dogs” topping the Billboard 200 chart, he also ties with “The King of Pop,” Michael Jackson as having the most number one songs by a solo male act according to Billboard.

Drake jumped from the No. 8 slot to the top of the Billboard Artist 100 chart and also launched at No. 1 with his latest project, “For All the Dogs” on the Billboard 200 with 402,000 equivalent album units earned from the period of Oct. 6-12 for its opening week, according to Luminate. With that number, Drake’s latest album is one of the Top 5 (No. 4) of this year thus far. This album is the fourth-biggest week of the year. Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” had 716,000 units to have that top spot, while Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time” with 501,000 slides in at No. 2 and Travis Scott’s “Utopia” hits third with 496,000 units.

The song, “First Person Shooter,” which features fellow rapper, J. Cole, debuted at No. 1. While this song became J. Cole’s very first No.1 record, it also is Drake’s 13th, matching the same amount of singles Jackson had for the most number ones among solo male recording artists.

“For All the Dogs” had 514 million on-demand streams in its first week. That was good enough to be the fourth-highest single-week total for an album. Drake holds three of the top four single-week totals. His first-week total of “Scorpion” totaled 745.9 million in 2018, while “Certified Lover Boy” had a number of 743.7 million streams in 2021). The only non-Drake entry in the top four is Swift’s “Midnights” which saw 549.3 million streams last year in 2022.

The record-setting “Thank Me Later” artist also had all 23 of his songs from the project appear on the Billboard Hot 100. The Toronto-bred artist just ended his “It’s All A Blur Tour” in his hometown of Toronto on Oct. 9.

Drake Ties Michael Jackson for Most Number 1 Songs on Billboard Hot 100

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