Drake Makes History As 1st Solo Male With 50 Career Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100




With “Toosie Slide,” the Canadian rap superstar has become the first male artist to have three songs debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single, released at the beginning of April, is Drake’s seventh to top the chart.

The Hot 100 dated April 18 is compiled using U.S. data from Nielsen Music/MRC for the week that ended April 9.

Drake’s 2018 tracks “God’s Plan” and “Nice for What” also debuted at No. 1. Mariah Carey is the only other artist to have three songs top the chart. Drake’s fellow Canadian Justin Bieber has had two, as well as Britney Spears and Ariana Grande.

The success of “Toosie Slide” also means Drake is tied with Boyz II Men for the most weeks (50) at No. 1 behind The Beatles (59), Rihanna (60) and Carey (82). The song is also the 20th by Drake to top the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, tying a record held for three decades by Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. “Toosie Slide” bumped fellow Toronto native The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” to No. 2 after two weeks in the top spot.

‘[Thanks to ‘Toosie Slide’], Drake tallies his 50th cumulative week atop the Hot 100. He’s the fifth artist, and first solo male, to reach the milestone.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
82, Mariah Carey
60, Rihanna
59, The Beatles
50, Boyz II Men
50, Drake

Drake pads his lead for the most weeks at No. 1 among male soloists over Usher, who ranks second in the category (and sixth overall) with 47 frames on top.’