Is 'I'm the One' Really DJ Khaled's Most Star-Powered Team-Up Yet? A Closer Look

DJ Khaled photographed on May 8th at The Fig House in Los Angeles.
Sami Drasin

DJ Khaled photographed on May 8th at The Fig House in Los Angeles.

As detailed in his recent Billboard cover story, the tale behind the crew DJ Khaled assembled for his current "I'm the One" single was almost Ocean's Eleven-esque in its cinematic plotting -- including Khaled essentially pulling a Say Anything on Justin Bieber and interrupting Chance the Rapper eating barbecue with his family in Malibu.

Of course, the star power ultimately collected on the song more than justified the hours spent and miles traveled in its pursuit: With Bieber, Chance, Quavo and Lil Wayne in tow, the song debuted all the way at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and remains in clear contention for potential Song of the Summer honors in the months to come.

However, "I'm the One" is far from the first all-star team-up Khaled has masterminded, and in fact, it may not even be the biggest. Billboard decided to go behind the numbers on some of Khaled's more star-powered singles, ranking 12 of his biggest by how many No. 1 hits, top 10 hits and top 40 hits the credited artists on the track -- not counting Khaled himself -- have amassed between them. Read on to find out if Khaled's latest wrecking crew is, indeed, The One that all future collabs should be measured against.

(Note: All tallies are taken from date of publishing, so these numbers were likely different upon release for each song and are subject to change in the future.)

Combined No. 1 Solo Hot 100 Hits of Featured Artists (not including DJ Khaled):
Total Combined No. 1 Solo Songs By Featured Artists on Hot 100, Song

13, “Fed Up” featuring Usher (9), Drake (3), Young Jeezy (1) and Rick Ross (0)
11, “All I Do Is Win” featuring T-Pain (3), Ludacris (5), Rick Ross (0) and Snoop Dogg (3)
10, “I’m the One” featuring Justin Bieber (5), Quavo (1), Chance the Rapper (1) and Lil Wayne (3)
9, “Shining” featuring Beyonce (5) and Jay Z (4)
9, “We Takin Over” featuring Akon (2), T.I. (4), Rick Ross (0), Fat Joe (0), Birdman (0) and Lil Wayne (3)
6, “Holla at Me” featuring Lil Wayne (3), Paul Wall (1), Fat Joe (0), Rick Ross (0) & Pitbull (2)
6, “I’m on One” featuring Drake (3), Rick Ross (0) and Lil Wayne (3)
6, “No New Friends” featuring Drake (3), Rick Ross (0) and Lil Wayne (3)
5, “How Many Times” featuring Chris Brown (2), Lil Wayne (3) and Big Sean (0)
5, “Take It to the Head” featuring Chris Brown (2), Rick Ross (0), Nicki Minaj (0) and Lil Wayne (3)
4, “They Don’t Love You No More” featuring Jay Z (4), Meek Mill (0), French Montana (0) and Rick Ross (0)
3, “Out Here Grindin” featuring Akon (2), Rick Ross (0), Young Jeezy (1), Lil Boosie (0), Trick Daddy (0), Ace Hood (0) and Plies (0)
2, “Do You Mind” featuring Nicki Minaj (0), Chris Brown (2), August Alsina (0), Jeremih (0), Future (0) and Rick Ross (0)
 
Combined Top 10 Solo Hot 100 Hits of Featured Artists (not including DJ Khaled)
Total Combined Top 10 Solo Songs By Featured Artists on Hot 100, Song

47, “Take It to the Head” featuring Chris Brown (13), Rick Ross (1), Nicki Minaj (13) and Lil Wayne (20)
47, “We Takin Over” featuring Akon (13), T.I. (11), Rick Ross (1), Fat Joe (2), Birdman (0) and Lil Wayne (20)
45, “All I Do Is Win” featuring T-Pain (15), Ludacris (18), Rick Ross (1) and Snoop Dogg (11)
42, “Fed Up” featuring Usher (18), Drake (20), Young Jeezy (3) and Rick Ross (1)
41, “I’m on One” featuring Drake (20), Rick Ross (1) and Lil Wayne (20)
41, “No New Friends” featuring Drake (20), Rick Ross (1) and Lil Wayne (20)
37, “I’m the One” featuring Justin Bieber (13), Quavo (3), Chance the Rapper (1) and Lil Wayne (20)
37, “Shining” featuring Beyonce (16) and Jay Z (21)
36, “How Many Times” featuring Chris Brown (13), Lil Wayne (20) and Big Sean (3)
34, “Holla at Me” featuring Lil Wayne (20), Paul Wall (1), Fat Joe (2), Rick Ross (1) & Pitbull (10)
33, “Do You Mind” featuring Nicki Minaj (13), Chris Brown (13), August Alsina (0), Jeremih (4), Future (2) and Rick Ross (1)
23, “They Don’t Love You No More” featuring Jay Z (21), Meek Mill (0), French Montana (1) and Rick Ross (1)
21, “Out Here Grindin” featuring Akon (13), Rick Ross (1), Young Jeezy (3), Lil Boosie (1), Trick Daddy (1), Ace Hood (0) and Plies (2)
 
Combined Top 40 Solo Hot 100 Hits of Featured Artists (not including DJ Khaled)
Total Combined Top 40 Solo Songs By Featured Artists on Hot 100, Song

170, “Take It to the Head” featuring Chris Brown (44), Rick Ross (16), Nicki Minaj (39) and Lil Wayne (71)
158, “We Takin Over” featuring Akon (26), T.I. (28), Rick Ross (16), Fat Joe (9), Birdman (8) and Lil Wayne (71)
153, “I’m on One” featuring Drake (66), Rick Ross (16) and Lil Wayne (71)
153, “No New Friends” featuring Drake (66), Rick Ross (16) and Lil Wayne (71)
129, “How Many Times” featuring Chris Brown (44), Lil Wayne (71) and Big Sean (14)
127, “Fed Up” featuring Usher (33), Drake (66), Young Jeezy (12) and Rick Ross (16)
123, “Do You Mind” featuring Nicki Minaj (39), Chris Brown (44), August Alsina (2), Jeremih (7), Future (15) and Rick Ross (16)
122, “Holla At Me” featuring Lil Wayne (71), Paul Wall (3), Fat Joe (9), Rick Ross (16) & Pitbull (23)
108, “I’m the One” featuring Justin Bieber (33), Quavo (3), Chance the Rapper (1) and Lil Wayne (71)
101, “All I Do Is Win” featuring T-Pain (28), Ludacris (36), Rick Ross (16) and Snoop Dogg (21)
101, “Out Here Grindin” featuring Akon (26), Rick Ross (16), Young Jeezy (12), Lil Boosie (3), Trick Daddy (6), Ace Hood (2) and Plies (9)
79, “Shining” featuring Beyonce (34) and Jay Z (45)
68, “They Don’t Love You No More” featuring Jay Z (45), Meek Mill (2), French Montana (5) and Rick Ross (16)

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