Drake, who recently celebrated his 32nd birthday, has officially passed the legendary rock band The Beatles for having the most songs on the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100s chart, a spot they’ve held for nearly 60 years. The Beatles had 11 Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100s chart and Drake’s song “MIA,” featuring Bad Bunny, just helped Drizzy top them, according to Billboard.
This isn’t Drake’s first time beating one of the Beatles’ many records. This past June Drake released his highly anticipated album Scorpion which featured tons of bops like “God’s Plan,” “In My Feelings,” and “Nice For What”—that all spent a little over seven week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart. The Beatles previously held that record with their iconic song “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” which spent seven weeks at No. 1.
Drake is also tied with The Beatles for having 20 Hot 100 Top 10’s in a single decade. His songs “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity,” helped push him toward legendary status. The Beatles have had 30 Hot 100 Top 10’s in a single decade, but Drake is the closet artist to beat this record since he’s the only other artist to have at least 20 in a single decade.
Drake still has some records of the fab four’s to beat seeing that The Beatles hold quite a few records. Some may be hard to beat like, having the most No. 1 singles in a year, the most No. 1 albums, and the most No. 1 singles EVER. As a proud Neo–Beatlemaniacs (a classic rock super fan) I’m happy for Drake, but slightly upset about the overtaking of one of the best bands in existence. I think it’s best to remember that because of differences in the genre, Drake isn’t better than the Beatles or vice versa. It’s like comparing Michael Jackson to Prince or SZA to Taylor Swift. At the end of the day, both artists are incredibly talented and deserve one hundred percent of the success that they’ve achieved.
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By Autumn Blackburn, Freshman, Brooks College Prep