Congratulations to Drake! The Toronto rapper is tied up with none other than Michael Jackson as the second male ever to have the No. 1 song (“One Dance” featuringWizKid and Kyla) and album (Views) on Billboard’s charts for seven weeks straight.
Not bad for his first No. 1 solo song. Drake’s been aiming for the top spot for years but only managed to gain it when it collaborated with another artist. The King of Pop, on the other hand, did it back in 1983 with “Billie Jean” and Thriller.
Drizzy has been on a winning streak lately. On top of Views‘ success, he reportedly won the heart of Rihanna after claiming that he was “getting [his] heart broken.”
Although trouble may be around the corner since Joe Budden has been going in on Drake. After dropping a diss track last week, “Making a Murderer (Part 1),” Budden pulled a move out of Drake’s “Back 2 Back” playbook and released another track, “Wake.” And it wouldn’t be far fetched to assume that “Making a Murderer (Part 2)” is on the way as well. The beef started after Budden called Drake “uninspired” on Views. Budden thought that Drake was going to fire back on him in a track since Drake spits the chorus from one of Budden’s biggest tracks, “Pump it Up” — “pump, pump, pump it up.”
As for the Billboard chart, Drake has a ways to go before he breaks the ultimate records. The Beatles earned the top spot with 12 weeks at No. 1 with a number of singles off of Meet the Beatles! They’re followed by Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You” off of The Bodyguard soundtrack.