Billboard got the internet buzzing with its latest comparison of Drake and Michael Jackson’s chart numbers, begging the question of whether or not the OVO head is as big of a star as the late King of Pop.
The publication pointed out that MJ’s Billboard Hot 100 record for most top 10 hits from the same album was untouched for 37 years, along with the Beatles‘ 57-year-old record as the only act to hold the top five in a single week. However, cuts from Drizzy’s Certified Lover Boy — “Way 2 Sexy,” “Girls Want Girls,” “Fair Trade,” “Champagne Poetry” and “Knife Talk” — occupied Nos. 1 to 5 on the Hot 100 chart to tie him with the Beatles, while nine tracks occupied the top 10 on the chart dated September 18 to break Jackson’s feat.
Fans of both artists took to social media to state their cases, some pointing out the “differences” in the legacies between the two.
You can try to push this narrative all day long. Nope. pic.twitter.com/h0TUAbplTQ
— Cohiba ? (@Cohiba42794785) September 19, 2021
Reminder of his record:
? Best-selling thriller album of all time (120 million)
?5 best-selling albums of all time
?N • 1 of the Charts since he was 11 years old
? Most successful artist of all time
Drake doing better? ? pic.twitter.com/vktrhAiwXg
— M.queen9 (@Mari___lord) September 18, 2021
He isn’t as big as Michael..he’s bigger than Michael and that’s a fact
— SARK_PROMO ? (@SARK_PROMO) September 18, 2021
In other Drake news, Certified Lover Boy logged its second week at No. 2.