Drake Ties Michael Jackson for Most No. 1 Hits by Male Soloist in Hot 100 History

Drake has officially tied Michael Jackson for the most No. 1 hits by a male soloist in Hot 100 history, with his 13th No. 1 hit, “First Person Shooter” featuring J. Cole. 

“I’m one away from Michael,” Drake notes in “First Person Shooter,” while giving a nod to Jackson’s iconic 1983 No. 1 hit, “Beat It.”

The OVO Boss’s first No. 1 hit, “What’s My Name,” with Rihanna was released in 2010, and he has since gone on to have a string of hits, including “One Dance,” “God’s Plan,” “In My Feelings,” and “Wait For U.” 

Meanwhile, J. Cole earns his first ever No. 1 song with First Person Shooter, and his 12th career top 10. His previous highest chart positions were at No. 2, both as a featured artist on Lil Durk’s “All My Life” (May 2023) and with “my.life,” featuring 21 Savage and Morray (May 2021).


Released on October 6, “For All The Dogs” features collaborations with SZA, Sexyy Red, 21 Savage, Bad Bunny, Lil Yachty, Chief Keef, Yeat, and more. The album received mixed reviews from fans but still made a significant impact, securing the largest streaming week for any album in the U.S. in 2023 and earning Drake his 13th No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Furthermore, Drake dominates the Hot 100 chart with an impressive seven songs in the top 10, holding the entire top three positions. 

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