God’s Plan! Drake has broken another record. The rapper surpassed the Beatles for the highest number of Top 10 songs in a single calendar year on the Billboard Hot 100 on Monday.
In 1964, the rock band had 11 top 10 records. Drake earned his 12th top 10 song in 2018 through his feature on the Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny’s song, “MIA,” which will launch at No. 5 on Oct. 27.
His other top 10s on the Hot 100 of the year include:
Peak Pos., Title, Peak Date
No. 1 (11 weeks), “God’s Plan,” Feb. 3
No. 7, “Diplomatic Immunity,” Feb. 3
No. 5, “Look Alive” (BlocBoy JB feat. Drake), March 3
No. 10, “Walk It Talk It” (Migos feat. Drake), April 14
No. 1 (eight weeks), “Nice for What,” April 21
No. 6, “Yes Indeed” (Lil Baby & Drake), June 2
No. 2, “Nonstop,” July 14
No. 7, “I’m Upset,” July 14
No. 8, “Emotionless,” July 14
No. 9, “Don’t Matter to Me” (Drake feat. Michael Jackson), July 14
No. 1 (10 weeks), “In My Feelings,” July 21
The rap superstar shared the news with a picture of a text exchange between him and his former teacher.
“My favorite teacher in high school still texts me as if I am coming to class this week and I love her for that [red heart emoji],” Drake captioned the Instagram post.
His teacher, Kim, congratulated him and asked what his younger self would have said about the accomplishment.
“I don’t think my 16 or 17 year old self would comprehend I would just want a Nestea and to figure out how I can turn my 61% into a 73% ASAP,” Drake responded.
.@Drake surpasses The Beatles as the artist with the most Hot 100 top 10 hits in a single calendar year (12).
— chart data (@chartdata) October 22, 2018
Drake latest accomplishment came just a couple of days before his 32nd birthday on Oct. 24.
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