Drake Is First Solo Male With 50 Career Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

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Drake at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He's the fifth act overall to reach the milestone.

Drake becomes the first solo male artist to have spent a cumulative 50 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as his new single, "Toosie Slide," launches atop the list dated April 18.

Now with seven career Hot 100 No. 1s, Drake pushes further ahead of Usher for the most time on top among solo males, with the latter having banked 47 weeks in the lead. Michael Jackson ranks third in the category with 37 total weeks at No. 1.

Mariah Carey leads all acts with 82 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, having added her three latest frames at the pinnacle in December and January when "All I Want for Christmas Is You" topped the chart, 25 years after its original release. The song became her 19th No. 1, the most among all soloists.

Rihanna ranks second among all acts with 60 total weeks atop the Hot 100, via 14 No. 1s, while The Beatles place third with 59 first-place frames, thanks to their overall-record 20 No. 1s.

Drake equals Boyz II Men for the fourth-most weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, as the vocal group has accrued its total through its five leaders.

Here is an updated look at the acts with the most weeks spent at the Hot 100's most coveted rank, through the chart dated April 18, 2020.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100
82, Mariah Carey
60, Rihanna
59, The Beatles
50, Boyz II Men
50, Drake
47, Usher
41, Beyoncé
37, Michael Jackson
34, Elton John
33, Janet Jackson
33, Katy Perry

Drake's landmark 50th week atop the Hot 100 is one of numerous honors that he earns with the coronation of "Toosie Slide." As previously reported, the track is his third leader to debut at No. 1, making him the first solo male to achieve the feat, and second artist overall after Carey. It also bows as his 20th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, tying him with Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder for the most in the chart's history.

Click here for a recap of all of Drake's latest chart achievements.


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