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Drake Breaks Record For Most Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Hits, Thanks to DJ Khaled Collabs

Drake breaks the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 top 10s, as he tallies his 39th and 40th on the chart dated Aug. 1.

Drake breaks the record for the most top 10 hits in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, as he tallies his 39th and 40th top 10s on the latest chart, dated Aug. 1.

As previously reported, DJ Khaled’s “Popstar” and “Greece,” both featuring Drake, roar onto the Hot 100 at Nos. 3 and 8, respectively.

The songs start at Nos. 3 and 4 on Streaming Songs with 28.4 million and 22.1 million streams, respectively, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. On Digital Song Sales, they arrive at Nos. 1 and 7 with a respective 15,000 and 9,000 sold. They also drew 13.1 million and 3.5 million in respective radio airplay audience in the tracking week.


Khaled collects his fifth and sixth Hot 100 top 10s, while Drake, with his 39th and 40th, passes Madonna (38) for the most career top 10s on the chart, which began on Aug. 4, 1958.

Here’s an updated look at the artists with the most top 10 hits in the Hot 100’s 62-year archives.

Most Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s
40, Drake
38, Madonna
34, The Beatles
31, Rihanna
30, Michael Jackson
28, Mariah Carey
28, Stevie Wonder
27, Janet Jackson
27, Elton John
25, Lil Wayne
25, Elvis Presley
25, Taylor Swift


Drake surpasses Madonna for sole ownership of the most Hot 100 top 10s after the superstars had been tied with 38 apiece since the chart dated May 16, when Drake’s “Pain,” featuring Playboi Carti, launched at No. 7. Madonna held the record by herself starting in November 2002, when she surpassed The Beatles’ 34 with “Die Another Day,” her No. 8-peaking James Bond theme that became her 35th top 10. She had tied The Beatles’ mark with “Don’t Tell Me,” her 34th top 10, in February 2001.

The Beatles reigned as the sole act with the most Hot 100 top 10s from March 1967, when they surpassed Elvis Presley, until Madonna matched them nearly 34 years later. The Beatles passed Presley (whose career predated the Hot 100) when they logged their 21st top 10, “Penny Lane.”

Drake first hit the Hot 100’s top 10 in July 2009 with his breakthrough single “Best I Ever Had,” which peaked at No. 2.

Madonna still holds the mark for the most Hot 100 top 10s in lead roles, encompassing her entire haul of 38 top 10s. Due partly to the collaborative nature of hip-hop, Drake has posted 25 top 10s as a lead and 15 as a featured artist.

Meanwhile, with his two new features on Khaled’s tracks, Drake makes his record-extending 24th and 25th debuts in the Hot 100’s top 10.

Drake additionally extends his records for the most career Hot 100 entries (224) and top 40 hits (113).