Drake Ties The Beatles as Only Acts With at Least 20 Hot 100 Top 10s in a Single Decade

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Drake performs at at Spark Arena on Nov. 3, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. 

The debuts of "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic Immunity" lift Drake into exclusively Fab company.

As Drake celebrates two new top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, as "God's Plan" debuts at No. 1 and "Diplomatic Immunity" opens at No. 7, the superstar adds yet another accomplishment to his growing list of chart accolades: He becomes only the second artist, after The Beatles, to have tallied at least 20 Hot 100 top 10s in a single decade.

After he earned his first two Hot 100 top 10s in 2009, Drake's sprint to 20 top 10 hits (and counting) in the 2010s began with "Find Your Love," which zoomed to No. 5 in July 2010. Later that year, he collected his first No. 1, as a featured artist on Rihanna's "What's My Name?," which led the week of Nov. 20.

Among Drake's 20 Hot 100 top 10s this decade are his other No. 1s: another featured turn on a Rihanna song, "Work," which ruled for nine weeks in 2016, and his own "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, a 10-week leader, also in 2016.

Here's a chronological look at Drake's 20 top 10 hits so far in the 2010s:

Title, Artist Billing (if other than only Drake), Peak Position, Peak Date
1. "Find Your Love," No. 5, July 3, 2010
2. "Right Above It," Lil Wayne feat. Drake, Sept. 4, 2010
3. "What's My Name?," Rihanna featuring Drake, No. 1 (one week), Nov. 20, 2010
4. "I'm on One," DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne (No. 10), June 11, 2011
5. "She Will," Lil Wayne feat. Drake, Sept. 3, 2011
6. "Make Me Proud," feat. Nicki Minaj, No. 9, Nov. 5, 2011
7. "Take Care," feat. Rihanna, No. 7, March 24, 2012
8. "F**kin' Problems," A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar, No. 8, Feb. 16, 2013
9. "Love Me," Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future, No. 9, March 23, 2013
10. "Started From the Bottom," No. 6, March 9, 2013
11. "Hold On, We're Going Home," feat. Majid Jordan, No. 4, Oct. 12, 2013
12. "Hotline Bling," No. 2, Oct. 24, 2015
13. "Work," Rihanna feat. Drake, No. 1 (nine weeks), March 5, 2016
14. "Summer Sixteen," No. 6, March 20, 2016
15. "One Dance," feat. WizKid & Kyla, No. 1 (10 weeks), May 21, 2016
16. "Fake Love," No. 8, Feb. 18, 2017
17. "Passionfruit," No. 8, April 8, 2017
18. "Portland," feat. Quavo & Travis Scott, No. 9, April 8, 2017
19. "God's Plan," No. 1 (one week to date), Feb. 3, 2018
20. "Diplomatic Immunity," No. 7 to date, Feb. 3, 2018

Before Drake, only (surprise!) The Beatles accumulated at least 20 Hot 100 hits in any decade, and they nearly achieved the feat with No. 1s alone. The Fab Four's single-decade-record 30 top 10s in the 1960s began with 1964's iconic No. 1 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and extended through "Something," a No. 3 hit in November 1969. Within that period, the lads stormed to 18 No. 1s and claimed a dozen additional top 10s.

In between The Beatles and Drake, Mariah Carey came closest to posting 20 top 10s in a decade, falling one song short. Carey's incredible 1990s run wrapped with 19 top 10 hits, including 14 chart-toppers. (Fine print for Lambs and chart-watchers: The diva did release 20 songs in the 1990s that eventually reached the top 10 of the Hot 100, but one, 1994's classic "All I Want For Christmas is You," didn't reach the region until just recently, on the chart dated Dec. 30, 2017, when it jingled to No. 9.)

Overall, here's a look at each decade's most frequent top 10 visitor(s), beginning with the '60s. (The Hot 100 began on Aug. 4, 1958; Ricky Nelson notched the most top 10s in 1958-59: seven.)

1960s: The Beatles (30)
1970s: Elton John (16)
1980s: Madonna and Michael Jackson (17 each)
1990s: Mariah Carey (19)
2000s: JAY-Z (14)
2010s: Drake, to date (20)

With most of 2018 and all of 2019 ahead, we'll see how close Drake might come to tying, or passing, The Beatles' single-decade-record 30 Hot 100 top 10s tallied in the '60s.