Drake is on fire right now. The Toronto-born artist recently set a worldwide record with his latest album, Scorpion, by reaching 1 billion streams in just one week. Singles from the LP are dominating the Billboard Hot 100. Four new songs from the album are featured in the Top 10 this week, something no one’s ever done. This is in addition to three songs already in the Top 10, totalling seven on the chart.
In another record-breaking move, Drake overshot the Beatles’ 1964 record of having five songs in the Top 10 at once, according to Vulture. However, the Beatles still reign supreme by being the only artist to dominate the Top 5 in the charts.
The seven songs featured by Drake are “Nice For What” (#1), “Nonstop” (#2), “God’s Plan” (#4), “In My Feelings” (#6), “I’m Upset” (#7), “Emotionless” (#8), and “Don’t Matter To Me” featuring Michael Jackson (#9). Rounding out the Top 10 are songs by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Maroon 5, and XXXTENTACION.
Drake has a total of 27 songs simultaneously in the Hot 100, which is another record-breaking feat.
Over the course of his career, he has had 31 Top 10 songs—more than Michael Jackson in the category of solo male artists. In a twist of fate, this record is tied with Rihanna, who happens to be his ex-girlfriend.
Ironically, Drake gave Jackson his 30th Top 10 hit with his posthumous collaboration on “Doesn’t Matter To Me.” Both artists are the first solo male artists to amass 30 Top 10 hits.
Mariah Carey collaborated as a lyricist on Drake’s “Emotionless,” giving the songstress her 25th Top 10 hit as a songwriter.
Drake’s number-one song on the chart, “Nice For What,” has spent a total of eight weeks in the top spot on four different occasions.
In addition, Drake is the first musician to debut multiple songs at once in the Top 10 two times in one year. An album hasn’t launched seven Top 10 hits since Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 was released back in 1989.
Drake recently made a surprise appearance at London’s Wireless Festival. He replaced headliner DJ Khaled, who was forced to cancel his show because of travel issues. Later this month, Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, will be kicking off his “Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour” across North America alongside Atlanta trio Migos. The tour starts on July 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He’s playing several dates in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Edmonton.