Folks who doubted Drake during his feud with Pusha T may be swallowing their words today, as the Toronto superstar has officially broken The Beatles’ 54-year-old record, posting seven simultaneous singles on Billboards Top 10. The Beatles set the record in 1964 with five singles landing in the Top 10. The British band is still “the only act to monopolize the Hot 100’s entire top five in a week,” according to Billboard.
Drake’s rankings are as follows: “Nice for What” at No. 1; “Nonstop” at No. 2; “God’s Plan” at No. 4; “In My Feelings” at No. 6; “I’m Upset” at No. 7; “Emotionless” at No. 8; and “Don’t Matter to Me,” featuring Michael Jackson, at No. 9.
The “’HYFR” rapper also broke one of his own records, remaining the artist with the most singles charting in the Hot 100 with 27, 25 of which are from new album, Scorpion. The new record is also the first to cross the one billion streams mark in the first week of release.
The young father also surpassed the late Michael Jackson as the artist with the most Hot 100 Top 10s in his career among solo males. Drake now has 31 to Jackson’s 30, his last being his appearance on Drake’s “Don’t Matter to Me.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.