Is Drake bigger than Michael Jackson? That question from Rap TV currently has the late pop star trending on social media as fans debate who is the bigger celebrity.
Following the success of Certified Lover Boy, people believe the 6 God is the biggest star ever. He took up nine out of 10 of the top spots on the Hot 100, surpassing the “Billie Jean” singer’s record for the most Billboard Hot 100 top 10’s from the same album. Back in 1982, Jackson’s Thriller album earned seven songs in the top 10. Drizzy also has 10 No. 1 albums, while MJ has six — although we have to note that streaming makes music more accessible than it was back in the day.
Aside from numbers, fans believe there is no way Drake is a bigger superstar than MJ. Twitter user @BritniDWrites tweeted, “Michael Jackson had people going into full on shock and passing out before he even sang a note. MJ stood on the stage and just LOOKED at the crowd & they caught the Holy Ghost. Drake could never. There will NEVER be another Michael Jackson. So, let’s stop these silly debates.”
“I like Drizzy just the rest of us idiots, but bigger than Michael Jackson?” wrote @IdiotScottie. “MJ had fucking video games based on him. My idiot kids like MJ more than Drizzy and they are asshole teens who fit perfectly into Drake’s demographic.”
Social media user @leigh_AndraK tweeted, “The question is not whether Drake is as talented as MJ, but whether he is as popular which he is. 1. He might not be popular to late 90s and older kids but he is to this generation who don’t even know MJ like that. 2. MJ had 45 years in the game, Drake probably 15 or less.”
Twitter user @9thwonder wrote, “We just can’t be that bored. LOL. There is no comparison to Michael Jackson. We will never see that again. Everyone was IN the house bruh when ‘Thriller’ was on. IN the house. I mean, STOP EVERYTHING you are doing and run IN the house.”