Chart Check [Hot 100]: Drake Ties Michael Jackson Record With ‘One Dance’s 8th Week At #1

Published: Wednesday 6th Jul 2016 by Rashad
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‘Work’ duo Rihanna and Drake have put in some major work in 2016 to overcome the historic chart records of King of Pop Michael Jackson.

Once thought insurmountable, the rumored on again/off again couple – through their respective projects ‘Anti’ and ‘Views’ – are jointly leaving the pop icon’s Billboard stats in their review.

Indeed, after Rih surpassed the singer’s historic 13 #1’s on the Billboard Hot 100 with her last run atop the tally, now Drizzy – with his monster hit ‘One Dance’ (7 consecutive weeks at #1, 8 overall) – is one week shy of laying claim to one of Jackson’s most unimaginable records.

Find out what it is below:

Via Billboard:

“Drake ties for the longest consecutive control of the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously among males: Michael Jackson also led both lists concurrently for seven straight weeks in 1983 with “Billie Jean” and Thriller, respectively.

Among all [solo] artists, Drake links the longest consecutive coronations on the charts simultaneously since Whitney Houston led both lists for a record-tying 12 straight weeks in 1992-93 with “I Will Always Love You” and parent album The Bodyguard (with the soundtrack credited as a Houston album).”

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  1. 👩+✈=💀 July 6, 2016

    Black lives matter

  2. HailLegendBeysus July 6, 2016

    The decline of music sales is sad. The next generations Selena Gomez will be breaking this record next! 💀

    • coockiness July 7, 2016

      Music is always in decline or the state of music is always sad when your fav is not winning. Wats truly sad is the fact that an artist scavenger over other creative people’s work and passes it off as her own. Then manufacturers a cheating scandal to sell albums

  3. LB July 6, 2016

    Congrats Drake.
    Oh and I see Rihanna has got 3 songs in the top 25, slay.

  4. LB July 6, 2016

    Oh and by the way, according to Billboard, streaming is saving the music industry.
    Music revenues are up thanks to streaming. The dinosaurs can thank the progressives later.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 6, 2016

      Whatever helps you & The Navy feel better about “Anti’s” LACK of pure sales. Thanks to Samsungs collection plate, streaming, and purchased certifications she is a success 😘

      • Ihaterihanna July 7, 2016

        Anti is certified Double Platinum! !! The only album this year!!!

    • LB July 6, 2016

      Lack of sales, Anti has generated 2.5 million worth of sales for Rihanna’s Bank account, and that is not counting streaming and single revenue.
      You can try that Samsung shade all you want, fact is Rihabna got a check for 1.4 million worth of albums.

    • wrosy3 July 7, 2016

      People need to realize no one have a cd player at home anymore and who wants to sit listen to your favorite in the car all day it’s convenient to stream times change it is what it is sooner or later adele will have to get with the program I hate when people talk about the decline in music then what about people losing jobs to computers

  5. Danzou July 6, 2016

    What’s with all these fake amounts all of a sudden? Just pathetic. Anyway the top 40 is pitiful. I hate to sound like an old coot but music is going down the drain and it is all white people’s fault.

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  6. Lmfao_Hoe July 6, 2016

    Smh I like Drake but even I know he did not put in the work for this feat. Just imagine if all this s*** was available back then for MJ, Prince, Madonna, Whitney, Prince, Janet ect. they’d have more hits than they already have.

    • Thermalright July 6, 2016

      Say that s*** again!! Crap is pathetic man the music industry is falling hard.

    • London77 July 7, 2016

      Exactly, The comparison is pointless. Back in the day it was ONLY based on pure sales so they should start a separate chart for streaming. It is not about being old school it’s a fact. Madonna, MJ, Whitney etc… Would have had 50 number ones each if streaming had been available 20years ago.

  7. Mark111 July 6, 2016

    The 80s greatest had their moment and break the greats before them records. So big ups to Drake. Some are just mad because he blocked their fave’s album from having multiple weeks at #1. That album came and went like I did on chaturbate. 🙂

  8. Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is 👑 July 6, 2016

    What a joke 😂😂😂😂. Rip Michael

    • Molly July 6, 2016

      Your mad weezy ain’t doing it.

      • Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is 👑 July 7, 2016

        Wayne broke Elvis record a couple of years ago and Elvis is the biggest recording artist selling a BILLION records since his debut. I have no reason to be mad. Now run along toxic trick.

  9. King B July 6, 2016

    BEYONCÉ (129 weeks)
    IASF (116 weeks)
    4 (77 weeks)

    Not 4 already charted longer than most of her peers discography. Future classic. It will hit 2 Million.Go Bey! Furthermore, Bey is the 3rd most streamed female artist. So, she sell singles, albums, streams and a sold out tours. What’s even more impressive is that most of her albums (4/5) were released when streaming wasn’t a thing. And she became one of the most streamed artist. I bet Bey herself hated to be on the list.

  10. Molly July 6, 2016

    He’s the biggest artist out right now

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  12. Stephy July 7, 2016

    Thanks to streams. 🙂

  13. JOHNVIDAL July 7, 2016

    Does anyone in their right mind believe this Drake “record” is comparable in any possible way to those two phenomenal achievements by michael and Whitney Houston? (damn Whitney slayed hard, unbelievable to do that in an era when competition was talented hard all around, that´s not the biggest era by a female EVER for nothing guys 🙂 ). Look this is all based on streaming. Plus the song won´t be any type of classic. Plus it is not a worlwide hit, sorry. Too many plus for me to consider this relevant. It is the same kind of joke as Rihanna having a long running #1 with such crap as Work. Half of the weeks it was only thanks to streaming. Plus the song and vocals pure s***. Appalling.

    • Royalkev July 7, 2016

      ^ Yea, Whitney’s accomplishments often leave me in a state of awe when I review it! At the pinnacle of her greatness she’s made history in ways you almost wouldn’t believe! Every time I go over her work (watch dvds chronicling her video/single releases and major successes), I just get mushy over the woman again. She was a REAL superstar!

      I don’t mind Drake, but I respect the history of the charts too much to make this feat equal to MJ’s record! I really think these charts should be divided into separate categories. Everything following 2010 (starting with Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, 5 record-earning #1 singles after a re-release) would go into another category. Even if Billboard placed this decade’s records on a completely “NEW chart” started for the era of streaming, etc, and made it just as equal/relevant as the old one, I’d have appreciate it. It’s new territory we’re in now and the past and present shouldn’t be lumped together!

    • Casual-T July 7, 2016

      I think it does compare. I have often thought about the fact that chart methodologies have changed many times over the years, but those very inconsistencies are the reason you have to accept the results for what they are. Drake’s record is every bit as valid as Michael’s.
      Consider another very imprecise comparison — Whitney Houston’s IWALY (1982) to Olivia Newton-John’s Physical (1981). Whitney’s song sold 4 mil and topped the Hot 100 for 14 weeks in the Soundscan era. Physical topped the chart for 10 weeks pre-Soundscan (the max any single song held at #1 in the rock era before Soundscan) and sold 4 mil also. No one would suggest that Physical compared to IWALY qualitatively, but Physical was every bit as big a hit.
      You have to trust that Billboard did its best for each chart era and accept the results for what they were/are.

  14. Kayla C July 7, 2016

    What gets me is the fact that some of you who are complaining, actually considers Beyoncé music as “real music” lmao

    • SWISH July 7, 2016

      lmfaoo that’s all some of them listen to

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