Drake Passes Paul McCartney For Fifth-Most Hot 100 Top 10s Among Solo Males
Drake adds his 24th top 10 as featured on Migos' "Walk It Talk It."
As Migos‘ “Walk It Talk It” bounds from No. 15 to No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 14), featured artist Drake one-ups an icon in the race for the most top 10s among solo males.
The track marks Drake’s 24th Hot 100 top 10, breaking him out of a fifth-place tie with Paul McCartney for the most top 10s among male soloists.
Here’s an updated count of the solo males with the most Hot 100 top 10s, dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception.
Most Hot 100 Top 10s Among Solo Males
29, Michael Jackson
28, Stevie Wonder
27, Elton John
25, Elvis Presley
23, Paul McCartney
Notably, McCartney made even more trips to the top 10 as a member of The Beatles, who earned 34, a sum second only to Madonna‘s 38; Rihanna ranks third with 31 top 10s, followed by Michael Jackson‘s 29. Similarly, the Jackson 5/Jacksons, of which Michael Jackson was a member, totaled 11 top 10s as a group. (Additionally, Elvis Presley’s career predated the Hot 100’s origin.)
Beyond top 10s, Drake boasts the most overall Hot 100 entries among solo acts, male and female: 161.
As previously reported, Drake’s “God’s Plan” leads the Hot 100 for an 11th week, passing his 2016 hit “One Dance” (featuring WizKid and Kyla) for his longest reign. “Plan” is also the first single to spend its first 11 weeks on the Hot 100 at No. 1 since Elton John‘s “Candle in the Wind 1997” / “Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” which logged its first 14 weeks on the chart at the summit in 1997-98.
Drake also appears headed for a lofty launch – and perhaps his Presley-tying 25th top 10 – on next week’s Hot 100 (dated April 21) with new track “Nice for What,” released Friday, April 6. Check Billboard.com this week for projections on where the song could start on the Hot 100.