Drake Breaks the Beatles Record For Most Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 Hits In the Same Year

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In 1964, the Beatles set the record for having the most top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in a single year. They held that record for a solid 54 years until rapper Drake broke it just in time for his 32nd birthday.


Billboard reports that Bad Bunny’s “MIA,” on which Drake has a feature, debuts on the Hot 100 in the No. 5 position. This is Drake’s 12th Top 10 hit in a single year, sending him over the Beatles—who had the record with 11 Top 10 hits in 1964.

Neither the Beatles nor Drake had any holdover hits in their record-making years. All of Drake’s Top 10 hits debuted in 2018.

Last month, Drake broke another record for most weeks at No. 1 with his catchy hit “In My Feelings,” the song that spawned many challenge videos from everyone including Ciara and Russell Wilson, Susan Kelechi Watson and Sterling K. Brown, and Will Smith—who did the most and won the challenge by most counts.

“MIA” is Drake’s 32nd Top 10 song overall—which is the most among solo males.

OK, Aubrey. We see you. Keep doing your thing.

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