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10 Records Michael Jackson Set in His Heyday and Whether He Still Holds Them, Shares Them or Lost Them

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Drake made Billboard chart history on Monday (Oct. 16) when his latest single “First Person Shooter” (featuring J. Cole) entered the Hot 100 at No. 1. This allowed Drake to tie Michael Jackson’s record as the male solo artist with the most No. 1s (13) in the chart’s 65-year history. This had to have been a big moment for Drake, who landed his first Hot 100 hit, “Best I Ever Had,” in May 2009, just one month before Jackson died.

Drake is known to be a chart-watcher. “I’m one away from Michael,” he boasts in “First Person Shooter” (a boast that became outdated the moment the record hit No. 1). Jackson, who was also an avid chart-watcher, had a similar experience in March 1988 when he landed his 10th No. 1 hit, “Man in the Mirror,” which allowed him to tie Stevie Wonder’s then-record for the most No. 1 hits by a male solo artist. Jackson later added three more No. 1 hits to his tally: “Dirty Diana,” “Black or White” and “You Are Not Alone.”

We should point out that Jackson was the only billed artist on 12 of his 13 No. 1 hits. The exception was “Say Say Say,” on which he had co-equal billing with Paul McCartney. By contrast, Drake has been the only billed artist on just five of his 13 No. 1 hits. He has teamed with credited featured artists on five more. On his remaining three No. 1 hits, Drake was a featured artist behind Rihanna (two hits) and Future (one).

Jackson set many records in his 1980s heyday. We decided to see which of those records he still holds, which he must now share and which have since been broken.

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