‘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.
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“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).”