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Drake Passes The Beatles For the Second-Most Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s

"Money in the Grave," featuring Rick Ross, debuts at No. 7, marking Drake's 35th top 10.

Drake passes The Beatles for the second-most top 10s in the Billboard Hot 100‘s six-decade history, 35 to 34, as his new track “Money in the Grave,” featuring Rick Ross, debuts at No. 7 (on the chart dated June 29).

Only Madonna boasts more Hot 100 top 10s than Drake, with 38. (Reflecting the collaborative nature of hip-hop, “Grave” is Drake’s 23rd top 10 as a lead artist, to go along with 12 as a featured act. 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
38, Madonna
35, Drake
34, The Beatles
31, Rihanna
30, Michael Jackson
28, Mariah Carey
28, Stevie Wonder
27, Janet Jackson
27, Elton John
25, Elvis Presley
24, Lil Wayne
24, Taylor Swift
23, Whitney Houston
23, Paul McCartney
23, The Rolling Stones
21, Eminem
21, JAY-Z
20, Chicago
20, The Supremes

Drake has notched all 35 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 flew 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 18 years, four months and three weeks between her first weeks in the top 10 with her first such hit (“Borderline” in 1984) and her 35th (“Die Another Day,” 2002).


Drake additionally debuts at No. 35 on the Hot 100 with “Omertà” (16.6 million U.S. streams, 9,000 sold). He ups his count to 98 top 40 Hot 100 hits, 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).

Drake has now amassed 196 total Hot 100 entries, the most among soloists and the second-best sum overall, after the Glee Cast’s 207.

Also as noted above, Taylor Swift has now tallied 24 Hot 100 top 10s, as “You Need to Calm Down” blasts onto the chart at No. 2.

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