Drake does it again! The G.O.A.T. rap star recently added to his long list of accomplishments when his collab with J. Cole, "First Person Shooter " debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He is now tied with Michael Jackson as the male solo artist with the most chart-toppers on the Billboard singles chart. He is also the artist with the most songs to have debuted at No. 1. "First Person Shooter" is the second Drake song that debuted at No. 1 in 2013. Drake's "Slime You Out" with SZA also debuted at No. 1 earlier this year.
In the history of the Billboard Hot 100, there have been 22 hip-hop songs that have debuted at No. 1 on the chart. These songs represent some of the biggest hits in hip-hop history. This significant achievement is a testament to not only how dope the songs are, but also the popularity of the artists (and producers) and behind them. Once a rare feat, debuting in the top spot has become more and more frequent over the last few years. There were 15 songs released since 2017 alone that spent their first week on Billboard’s singles chart in the No. 1 position. Drake has dropped several first-week-chart-toppers and so has Travis Scott. Here’s a look at all of the hip-hop hits that have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.