Vaughn Ridley/Getty ImagesDrake is a man of many titles and now he’s earned one more to the list.
The Canadian rapper has made history to become the first male act to debut in the top spot for a third time, according to Billboard. Even more impressive, the rapper is only the second artist overall to etch a No. 1 debut atop the Hot 100 — and it’s all thanks to his brand new single “Toosie Slide.”
The 33-year-old’s new accolade now has him tied with Mariah Carey, who also nabbed three No. 1 debuts on the coveted chart back in 1995-97.
Before “Toosie Slide” was released on April 3, it became a viral TikTok challenge when a snippet was leaked online, which likely aided in the success of the new record.
The new single also marks Drake’s seventh No. 1 hit over the last 10 years. His prior hits to roll on top of the charts are “What’s My Name?” and “Work” — both of which featured Rihanna — along with “One Dance,” “God’s Plan,” “In My Feelings, “and “Nice for What.”
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