“Slime You Out” by Drake and SZA was the first single from Drizzy’s soon-to-be-released record For All The Dogs. It was a big step towards making history for him. Also, that song became the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his twelfth number one hit and putting him in the same league as the great Michael Jackson. His thirteen number one songs put him in a tie for fourth place in Billboard history. The Toronto rapper only needs one more song to break that tie. If you’re interested, he’s tied for fifth place with Madonna and The Supremes right now.
Of course, it’s a safe bet that the 36-year-old could win this award with one more song from For All The Dogs. His job doesn’t seem to be slowing down, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he worked his way up. There are 14 number ones by Rihanna and 19 number ones by Mariah Carey before Drake. On top of the list are 20 songs by The Beatles that have been number one anywhere in the world.
This is also one of the few hip-hop-related songs to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts this year—the second one, to be exact. First, it was Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red,” which ended a drought in this category for the genre that began with Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl.” Additionally, this past has led to a heated debate about whether rap is a “dying” style, which artists like Drake continue to refute. Even though it doesn’t have as many number one songs as other years, it’s the peace before the storm that was the early 2020s and mid-to-late 2010s. So, we can’t really say anything bad.
Speaking of which, the OVO superstar has a lot to be proud of in his work as well. His 2013 album Nothing Was The Same made him a big name in the business, and it just marked its tenth anniversary. We’ll see if The Boy’s next success puts him right up there with MJ while we think about his past ones. Remember to stay logged into HNHH for more news and the latest on Drake and Michael Jackson.