John Lennon and George Harrison might be rolling over in their graves right now. But it’s true — Drake has officially tied The Beatles for the second most Billboard Hot 100 singles ever.
On Monday (June 17), Billboard confirmed the Toronto Raptors superfan earned his 34th Hot 100 Top 10 song after Chris Brown’s “No Guidance” featuring Drake debuted at No. 9 on the chart.
— billboard (@billboard) June 17, 2019
The only artist to have more Top 10 singles than the British Fab Four and Drake is Madonna with 38. It took the pop queen 16 years to accomplish that feat, while it took the 6 God just under 10 years. But then again, streaming hadn’t changed the game yet.
Drake has had 194 singles hit the Hot 100 during the course of his career, shattering longstanding records held by not only The Beatles but also Usher and more.
Last October, Drake’s collaboration with Bad Bunny on the track “Mia” became his 12th song to reach the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 that year, surpassing The Beatles’ previous mark of 11 for most Top 10 hits in a single year.
Three months prior, Drake also beat The Beatles’ 54-year-old record for most simultaneous Hot 100 Top 10 singles.
And there could be more on the horizon. Following the Raptors’ win, Drake dropped two new singles, “Omertá” and “Money in the Grave” featuring Rick Ross. At just 32 years old, Drake has a long road ahead of him and it appears he’s just getting started.