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Drake Ties a Mariah Carey Billboard Chart Record With “Toosie Slide”

The track debuted at number one on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Monday was a historic day for Drake. His latest single “Toosie Slide” debuted at number one on the new Billboard Hot 100 charts. With the honor, he became the first male artist to have three songs debut at the top spot.

Drake has now tied Mariah Carey, who had three songs debut at number one between 1995 and 1997. “Toosie Slide” is Drake’s 20th number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, an accomplishment that ties the totals of both Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.

READ: Drake Shares How the Pandemic Has Given Him Time to Work on His New Album

“Toosie Slide” dethroned fellow Torontonian The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” which spent the last two weeks at number one. The song is Drake’s seventh number one entry in the Hot 100. His first two came in collaboration with Rihanna. “What’s My Name” spent a week at the top spot in November 2010. “Work” spent nine weeks atop the charts beginning in March 2016.

This week is the 50th a song of his has spent atop the charts, which puts him in a tie for fifth place for the most weeks spent at number one. Mariah Carey leads the way with 82 weeks, while Rihanna follows her at 60. The Beatles have spent 59 weeks, while Boyz II Men also spent 50 weeks.

READ: Drake on “Toosie Slide:” When I First Made That Song I Was…Talking About [Michael Jackson’s] Moonwalk”

“Toosie Slide” is available on all major streaming platforms.

Torry Threadcraft

Torry Threadcraft is a writer who covers music, sports, and culture. You can find his daily ramblings and culinary takes at @dreadcraft.

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