Drake’s ‘VIEWS’ album has led the Billboard 200 for the last nine weeks while “One Dance” has led the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks (seven consecutively). With this, Drake has now tied Michael Jackson for longest-ever simultaneous rule on both charts by a male artist.
We are well into summer and Drake continues to dominate both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts with ‘VIEWS’ and “One Dance”. Drake and Michael Jackson are now the only two male artists in Billboard history to spend 7 consecutive weeks atop both the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts. The only other two acts to achieve this feat are The Beatles and Whitney Houston with twelve weeks spent simultaneously atop both charts.
According to Billboard,
As “Dance” has led the Hot 100 the past seven weeks concurrently with Views topping the Billboard 200, Drake ties for the longest consecutive control of the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously among males: Michael Jackson also led both lists concurrently for seven straight weeks in 1983 with “Billie Jean” and Thriller, respectively. Among all artists, Drake links the longest consecutive coronations on the charts simultaneously since Whitney Houston led both lists for a record-tying 12 straight weeks in 1992-93 with “I Will Always Love You” and parent album The Bodyguard (with the soundtrack credited as a Houston album).
Congrats to Drake on this achievement!