Drake celebrates tying a big Michael Jackson record

Drake celebrates tying a big Michael Jackson record

The Canadian rapper has tied a record that was set by MJ in 1995. 

Drake holding a cat
Drake/ Instagram (@champagnepapi)

Is Drake the new 'King of the Charts'? 

The 'God's Plan' rapper has officially tied a singles record that was previously held by the 'King of Pop', Michael Jackson

Drake's latest song, 'First Person Shooter' featuring J. Cole, earned him his 13th No.1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. 

According to Billboard, Drake and Michael are the only two solo male artists to have that many number ones on the chart. 

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Michael set the record in 1995 with his song, 'You Are Not Alone'. 

The Beatles hold the overall record for the most #1 songs on the chart, with 20 of their tracks reaching the top spot. Mariah Carey comes in second with 19 #1s. Rihanna is in third place with a total of 14. 

Drake celebrated his new record by sharing a photoshopped picture of Michael Jackson wearing a hoodie with his OVO logo.

"Mooooooooood @realcoleworld," he captioned the image. 

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'First Person Shooter' is the sixth song released from Drake's 2023 album, 'For All The Dogs'. 

The album, which was released on October 6, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. 

Despite producing hits such as 'Love Yourz' and 'Lights Please', J.Cole's collaboration with Drake is his first Billboard Hot 100 song to reach #1. 

All the top three songs on the current chart belong to Drake. 'IDGAF' featuring Yeat is at #2, while 'Virginia Beach' comes in at #3. 

'Calling For You' featuring 21 Savage, 'Daylight', and 'Fear of Heights' are also in the top 10. 

'Rich Baby Daddy' and 'Gently' are in the 11th and 12th spot.

South African singer Tyla is also climbing up the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her viral song, 'Water', moved from #67 last week to #63 this week. 

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Main image credit: Instagram/@drake

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