Drake Breaks Record For Most Top 10 Billboard In The Hot 100 Chart

Drake has broken the record for the most top 10 singles in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, overtaking previous record-holder Madonna.

The Canadian rapper and singer scored his 39th and 40th top 10 hits on this week’s countdown, as the vocalist on DJ Khaled‘s singles “Popstar” and “Greece”.

The feat comes just 11 years after his first appearance in the top 10, with his breakthrough hit, “Best I Ever Had,” which peaked at No. 2.

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

Check out the Most Top 10 Hits on the Billboard Hot 100 below:

  • Drake – 40
  • Madonna – 38
  • The Beatles – 34
  • Rihanna – 31
  • Michael Jackson – 30
  • Mariah Carey – 28
  • Stevie Wonder – 28
  • Janet Jackson – 27
  • Elton John – 27
  • Lil Wayne – 25
  • Elvis Presley – 25
  • Taylor Swift – 25