Drake Has Tied A Michael Jackson Chart Record

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Drake and Michael Jackson are now the only two male artists in Billboard history to concurrently have the No. 1 song and album for seven consecutive weeks.

Drake’s Views has been No. 1 for nine weeks straight, while “One Dance” has led the Hot 100 for eight nonconsecutive weeks and now seven straight.  The last time a man owned the charts in such a way was when Michael Jackson had the No. 1 album and song for seven weeks in 1983 with Thriller and “Billie Jean.” Drake is the first artist to hit a stride this ubiquitous since Whitney Houston conquered the charts for an astounding 12 weeks between 1992 and 1993. All the more impressive: Drake still has yet to drop the “One Dance” video, but as no one knows better than Drake, Song of the Summer is just a meme away.

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