Drake’s ‘Tootsie Slide’ makes Historic Debut on Billboard Hot 100 at No.1

Drake adds his third historic debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100, Billboard Chart and became the first male artist to earn the honor. “Toosie Slide” followed “God’s Plan,” it opened at the top of the chart on Feb. 3, 2018, and the song that replaced it at No. 1 was, “Nice for What,” on April 21, 2018.

“Toosie Slide” concurrently entered at the top of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which uses the same multi methodology as the Hot 100.

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On Nov. 20, 2010, Drake tied Rihanna for the most leaders in that span. Katy Perry follows with six in that stretch, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber each also debuted two songs in the top spot on the Hot 100.  

Among all of the artistes who have topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, Drake has now equalled Mariah Carey, who was first to send three songs onto the Hot 100 at No. 1: “Fantasy” (Sept. 30, 1995); “One Sweet Day,” with Boyz II Men (Dec. 2, 1995); and “Honey” (Sept. 13, 1997).

This is the seventh total Hot 100 No. 1 for Drake 6 God one-ups his moniker with his seventh total Hot 100 No. 1.

“What’s My Name?” Rihanna feat. Drake (spent one week at No. 1, beginning Nov. 20, 2010)”Work,” Rihanna feat. Drake (spent nine weeks, beginning March 5, 2016)”One Dance,” by Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla (spent 10 weeks, beginning May 21, 2016)

“God’s Plan,” by Drake (11 weeks, beginning Feb. 3, 2018)”Nice for What,” by Drake (eight weeks, beginning April 21, 2018)”In My Feelings,” by Drake (10 weeks, beginning July 21, 2018)”Toosie Slide,” Drake (one week to-date, April 18, 2020).

On Hot Rap Songs, Drake earns his record-extending 21st No. 1, surging past runner-up Lil Wayne, with 11. 

“Toosie Slide” is also Drake’s 37th Hot 100 top 10, he is now within one of Madonna’s record 38. The Beatles rank third with 34 top 10s, followed by Rihanna (31) and Michael Jackson (30).

Drake tallied 50 cumulative weeks at the top of the Hot 100. He’s the fifth artist, and first solo male, to reach this milestone.

Drake’s record-extending 209th Hot 100 entry. On the March 21-dated chart, he passed the Glee Cast for the most appearances when “Oprah’s Bank Account,” with Lil Yachty and DaBaby, was released. 





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