Drake And SZA's "Slime You Out" Grabs The Number One Spot On The Hot 100

Drake and SZA just grabbed the top spot on the Hot 100.

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For just the second time this year, a rap song is number one on the Hot 100. Following a drought for the genre that lasted over a year, Doja Cat hit the top of the charts with her song "Paint The Town Red" a few weeks ago. But now, Drake and SZA's new collaboration "Slime You Out" has become the first rap song to debut at number one in 2023. Drake himself almost ended the drought earlier this year when his song "Search & Rescue" reached number two on the chart. The achievement comes entangled with a number of major chart milestones for both the rapper himself and the genre.

After a year where the top of the charts have been dominated by country music, rap, and R&B songs now occupy the top three spots. Behind "Slime You Out" is Doja's "Paint The Town Red" which stayed put at number 2 in its seventh week on the charts. Behind that is SZA's SOS single "Snooze" which reached a new peak of number 3 after nearly 10 months on the charts. "Slime You Out" is the second time SZA has hit number one on the Hot 100, following her song "Kill Bill" topping the charts earlier this year. She's the first artist to top the charts with two different songs this year. For Drake, it's his 12th number one, something no other rapper has ever achieved.

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Drake is now in a three-way tie with The Supremes and Madonna for the sixth most #1 songs on the Hot 100 in the chart's decorated history. Only Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and The Beatles have scored more number ones than the "Search & Rescue" rapper.

"Slime You Out" is the lead single for Drake's upcoming new album For All The Dogs. He's been teasing the project all summer and it's expected to be released next month. What do you think of Drake and SZA's new song debuting at the number-one spot on the Hot 100? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.