Drake Ties The Beatles for the Second-Most Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s
Chris Brown's "No Guidance," featuring Drake, starts at No. 9, marking Drake's 34th top 10.
Only Madonna boasts more Hot 100 top 10s than Drake and The Beatles, with 38. (Reflecting the collaborative nature of hip-hop, "No Guidance" is Drake's 12th top 10 as a featured artist. Madonna and The Beatles sport lead credit on all their top 10s.)
Here's an updated look at the acts with the most top 10s since the Hot 100 began on Aug. 4, 1958.
Most Hot 100 Top 10s
34, The Beatles
30, Michael Jackson
28, Mariah Carey
28, Stevie Wonder
27, Janet Jackson
27, Elton John
25, Elvis Presley
24, Lil Wayne
23, Whitney Houston
23, Paul McCartney
23, The Rolling Stones
23, Taylor Swift
20, The Supremes
Drake has notched all 34 of his Hot 100 top 10s in just under a full decade. He first reached the region with his debut entry "Best I Ever Had," which zoomed 27-3 (on its way to a No. 2 peak) on the chart dated July 4, 2009. He achieves the milestone the fastest, besting Madonna, who took 16 years, seven months and two weeks between her first weeks in the top 10 with her first such hit ("Borderline" in 1984) and her 34th ("Don't Tell Me," 2001).
The Beatles logged their first 32 top 10s, all as an active band, in just six years, four months and a week, from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in 1964 to "The Long and Winding Road"/"For You Blue" in 1970. Following the group's 1970 breakup, it added "Got to Get You Into My Life" in 1976 and, its 34th top 10, "Free as a Bird," in 1995, 31 years and 11 months after the Fab Four's first visit to the tier.
In other honors, "No Guidance" marks Drake's record-extending 19th top 10 debut on the Hot 100.
The track is additionally Drake's 96th top 40 Hot 100 hit, pushing him further ahead of runners-up Lil Wayne and Elvis Presley, each with 81 (with Presley's career having predated the Hot 100's inception).
The song is Drake's 194th total Hot 100 entry, the most among soloists and the second-best sum overall, after the Glee Cast's 207.
"No Guidance" is Brown's 15th Hot 100 top 10. It arrives at No. 4 on the Streaming Songs chart with 28 million U.S. streams and No. 9 on Digital Song Sales with 15,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music.
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