Drake Beats Beatles Record For Most Top 10 Hits In A Year
Is Drake officially bigger than The Beatles?
The Toronto rap star – who turns 32 on Wednesday – has broken the record for the most Top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in a single year.
Drake is featured on Bad Bunny’s “MIA,” which debuts on this week's chart at No. 5. It’s Drake’s 12th Top 10 hit of the 2018, surpassing The Beatles' record of 11 in 1964.
Drake has had a track in the Top 10 every month this year except in January, May, August and September.
According to Billboard, “MIA” is Drake’s 32nd song in the Top 10 overall – the most among solo males and the third-most overall behind Madonna (38) and The Beatles (34).
The Beatles hold on to the record for the most No. 1 songs in a single year (with six in 1964, compared to three so far for Drake in 2018).
“One of my biggest concerns in my career is just to figure out how to exit gracefully,” Drake told LeBron James on The Shop. “I watch people overstay their welcome and I just don’t ever want to be that guy that’s addicted to the feeling of victory.”