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Drake Breaks The Beatles’ Record For Most Hot 100 Top Ten Hits

Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny’s ‘MIA’ featuring Drake debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100, making him the new record holder for most Hot 100 top ten hits in a single year.

Most Hot 100 top ten hits in a year record by Drake

Success from his 2018 album ‘Scorpion’ and hit collaborations like ‘Look Alive,’ ‘Walk It Talk It,’ ‘Yes Indeed’ and ‘MIA’ helped the 32-year-old rapper achieve the landmark record. With two months remaining this year, Drake fans could expect more chart-topping tracks to take the record one notch further.

Breakdown of Drake’s new record, as posted by Billboard:

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 (8 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

No. 5 (to date), “MIA,” Bad Bunny feat. Drake, Oct. 27

Record held for 54 years by The Beatles

Regarded as “the most influential band in music history,” The Beatles earned enormous success in their breakout year, 1964, with 11 tracks ranking on Billboards Hot 100’s top ten hits. Six of their tracks peaked at No. 1, including ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ retaining the rank for seven weeks and ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ retaining the rank for five weeks.

Breakdown of the previous record by The Beatles, as posted by Billboard:

Peak Pos., Title, Peak Date

No. 1 (7 weeks), “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” Feb. 1

No. 3, “Please Please Me,” March 14

No. 1 (2 weeks), “She Loves You,” March 21

No. 1 (5 weeks), “Can’t Buy Me Love,” April 4

No. 2, “Twist and Shout,” April 4

No. 2, “Do You Want to Know a Secret,” May 9

No. 1 (1 week), “Love Me Do,” May 30

No. 10, “P.S. I Love You,” June 6

No. 1 (2 weeks), “A Hard Day’s Night,” Aug. 1

No. 1 (3 weeks), “I Feel Fine,” Dec. 26

No. 4, “She’s a Woman,” Dec. 26

Most time spent at No.1 on Hot 100 in a year

2018 witnessed chart-toppers ‘Feelings,’ ‘Gods Plan’ and ‘Nice For What’ spending a total of 29 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Overtaking Usher’s 14-year record for acts spending most time at No.1, from a January-December period. As of now, Maroon 5 stands a top at No. 1 for the song ‘Girls Like You,’ featuring Cardi B.