Drake has been crowned the artist with the most top five hits on the Billboard hot 100, a record previously held by the Beatles.
This feat was marked through a guest spot on DJ Khaled’s recently released single, Staying Alive which features Drake and Lil Baby. The Bee Gees’ sampled track received massive acclaim from climbing to the number five spot on the Billboard hot 100 and marking Drizzy’s 30th top-five entry on the hot 100 and surpassing the record of 29 he previously shared with the Beatles.
The Beatles had held the spot for 55 years, the last charting with their 1970s hit, The Long and Winding Road/For You Blue which stayed on the charts for two weeks.
The Toronto rapper’s first song to peak on the chart was his second single, 2009’s Best I Ever Had which made its way to number two, followed by Thank Me Later and Find Your Love in 2010. The same year he earned his first number one as a featured artist with Rihanna’s What’s My Name and his first number one as a lead artist came in 2016 with the Wizkid and Kyla-assisted One Dance.
Every new Drake output brings its share of the Billboard chart history and the collaboration with DJ Khaled’s Staying Alive has been no different. Earlier this year, he became the first solo artist first male solo artist in history to debut atop the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously twice, thanks to his latest album Honestly, Nevermind, and its single Jimmy Cooks featuring 21 Savage.
This new ranking marks another successful win for Drake and an extension of the records he already holds for 10s, top 20s, and overall Hot 100 entries. Drake celebrated the latest win with an Instagram post. “Ok I broke my records for the month now me and @stake need you to do your thing Bitcoin 😂,” he captioned a series of photos including a screenshot of the Billboard chart update.
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