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Drake Announces Michael Jackson Collaboration 'Don't Matter to Me' as the Next 'Scorpion' Single

Drake 'Scorpion'
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Drake 'Scorpion'

The song follows three top five hits from the set on the Radio Songs chart.

The 6 God and the King of Pop are headed to radio together.

Republic Records announced on Oct. 2 that Drake's "Don't Matter to Me," featuring Michael Jackson, is the next radio single from Drake's album Scorpion. The label will begin promoting the track to pop, adult pop and rhythmic stations next week.

So far, four cuts from Scorpion have hit Billboard's all-genre Radio Songs chart, with the first three all reaching No. 3 peaks: "God's Plan" (March 17), "Nice for What" (June 30) and "In My Feelings" (Aug. 11). "Nonstop" holds at its No. 28 high on the latest, Oct. 6-dated chart, with 36.9 million audience impressions, up 4 percent, in the tracking week ending Sept. 30, according to Nielsen Music.

On the Rhythmic Songs chart, "Plan," "Nice" and "Feelings" spent six, six and four weeks at No. 1, respectively (with "Nonstop" up to No. 6 this week). On Pop Songs, the three tracks rose to Nos. 4, 11 and 6, respectively. None of the three songs has reached the Adult Pop Songs chart.

Driven most heavily by streaming during their chart-topping runs, "Plan," "Nice" and "Feelings" ruled the all-genre, streaming, airplay and sales-driven Billboard Hot 100 chart for 11, eight and 10 weeks, respectively, contributing to Drake's one-year-record 29 weeks at No. 1 in 2018.

"Nonstop" debuted at its No. 2 Hot 100 peak on July 14, the week that Scorpion blasted in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The same week, "Matter" bowed at its No. 9 Hot 100 high, as Drake upped his count to 31 top 10s (with a record seven songs in the top 10 simultaneously) and Jackson notched his 30th top 10, and second posthumously, following his 2009 death; "Love Never Felt So Good," with Justin Timberlake, hit No. 9 in 2014.

"Matter" features previously unreleased vocals from Jackson, originally recorded in 1983.

Scorpion spent its first five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has logged all 13 of its frames on the list in the top five. The set has sold 287,000 copies in the U.S. through Sept. 27, while its songs have drawn 5.1 billion on-demand audio and video streams.