Rapper Drake hat neun Songs in US-Top-Ten

Drake trumped Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” with his new album “Certified Lover Boy”.

In the under 60 age group, there are no longer any significant male pop stars who are not rappers. / (c) Universal

15.09.2021 | 09:32 | The press

“I’m not sure if you know that, but I’m actually Michael Jackson,” raps the Canadian rapper and R&B singer Drake on his new album. In any case, he has just surpassed Jackson in one respect: the 34-year-old has set a chart record. Nine songs from his new album “Certified Lover Boy” (in which he annoys feminists and apologizes to his son) made it into the top ten of the US singles charts last week. This was reported by the US magazine “Billboard”, which publishes the charts.

The previous record was seven top ten hits and has been hit four times so far – by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” (1982), Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” (1984), Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation 1814” (1989) as well Drake’s “Scorpion” (2018).

Five songs by “Certified Lover Boy” also debuted in the top five. Thus, the Canadian draws level with the Beatles: The British occupied the first five places on the Billboard charts in 1964. No artist had succeeded in this since then.

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