However, Michael Jackson still reigns supreme over Drake when it comes to the most consecutive No. 1 singles (5 to Drake's 2). Thriller, meanwhile, remains the best-selling album of all time with a reported 100 million copies sold worldwide.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, British rock band The Beatles are top of the list for best-selling artists worldwide, with 257.7 million certified sales. Second is Elvis Presley with almost 207 million sales, followed by Michael Jackson with 169.7 million.
While both being financially successful, in the fourth week of sales Kanye sold 357 million albums and Drake sold 744 million.
1. Eminem. Marshall Bruce Mathers III, aka Eminem, is widely known as the best-selling solo rapper of all time, according to Eminem Pro, after having sold 220 million albums throughout his career.
Throughout his career, Drake has now charted 54 top 10 hits, by far the most among all artists. The Canadian rapper already held that record before this week, but now he's put more space between him and the runner-up, Madonna, who is steady in second place on the all-time ranking with 38 appearances between Nos.
Eminem has been crowned the King of Hip-Hop by Rolling Stone. The magazine took a look at solo rappers who released albums from 2009 to the present, taking into account album sales, rankings on the R&B/hip-hop and rap charts, YouTube video views, social media, concerts grosses, awards and critics' opinions.
He has the most number one singles on the US Hot Rap Songs chart with fifteen, and the most number one singles on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with nineteen.
Billionaire emcee Jay-Z has 14 chart-toppers. Drake became just the eighth act with at least ten #1 projects. The Beatles (19) lead the list, followed by Jay-Z (14).
Justin Bieber takes the top spot, with millions of followers across socials and billions of plays on streaming services. The most popular female artist currently goes to Taylor Swift, while BTS are unsurprisingly the most popular band. Any surprises here amongst the most popular artists in 2022?
Elvis has sold a billion records.
The Beatles have the most No. 1 hits of all time: 20. Though unclear for how long, the Beatles still reign supreme as the artist with the most No. 1 songs of all time.
Em has brought him up several times and Drake doesn't even acknowledge him, while also outselling Em for almost a decade. So despite Drake's lack of acknowledgement, does Em have a bigger career?
Well, from 1979 to his death in 2009, Jackson released seven albums, and his only sold under eight million copies twice — again, mostly physical copies. Drake has also surpassed MJ in total top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100.
The man, the myth, the legend, Elvis Presley is officially the number-one best-selling male artist of all time.
1. Eminem. Eminem is the best-selling rapper in history. With over 200 million records sold, he is also the 6th best-selling solo music artist of all time.
Chance The Rapper has been dubbed the goat of rap by Drake. This assertion has been made by The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, and Lil Baby.
"God's Plan" by Drake
"God's Plan" was certified diamond on September 25, 2019.
One noteworthy R&B track is “Don't Matter To Me,” where Drake achieved the seemingly impossible: he obtained an unreleased recording by Michael Jackson from a 1983 recording session with Paul Anka. By including the king of pop on his song, Drake established that he truly is the king of rap.
One of the first rappers at the beginning of the hip hop period, at the end of the 1970s, was also hip hop's first DJ, DJ Kool Herc. Herc, a Jamaican immigrant, started delivering simple raps at his parties, which some claim were inspired by the Jamaican tradition of toasting.