Just days after we first reported Drake‘s latest single, ‘Toosie Slide,’ was set to slide to #1 on the Hot 100 (click here to read), Billboard has officially unveiled news the tune has unseated his one-time rival, fellow Canadian hitmaker The Weeknd, from the tally’s top spot.
Fueled by a Tik Tok viral dance craze, the commercial response to ‘Slide’ lands Drizzy in the history books again. Details inside:
“Drake becomes the first male artist, and second act overall, to have debuted three songs at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as his new single, “Toosie Slide,” rolls in at the top spot.
Drake matches Mariah Carey, who achieved three No. 1 debuts on the Hot 100 in 1995-97.”
‘Slide’ is the 7th chart-topper of Drake’s career and first since reigning for a whopping 10 weeks with ‘In My Feelings’ in 2018. Like ‘Slide,’ ‘Feelings’ success was also fueled by a viral social media challenge.
It’s also of special note the song’s arrival to the Hot 100’s summit extends his record for the most #1s among rappers, most top 10 singles among male acts (37 total), most top 40 hits among all artists (101 total), and most Hot 100 entries among all artist (209 total).