With the remix of ‘Tuesday’, Drake set a new record surpassing The Beatles for the number of singles on Billboard’s Top 100 Chart.
Breaking records and topping charts does make artists feel quite sky high, but when this landmark in an artists’ career steps down some of music’s greatest bands, such as the legendary English rock quartet, it means immeasurable satisfaction.
The rapper’s remix of ‘I Love Makonnen’ entered the Billboard Hot 100 hitting number 90 on the chart, which marks Drake’s 72nd entry, passing The Beatles’ 71, and puts him in the number 8 spot for most entries overall.
Not bad for the Rap King who competed with the greatest names which include Elvis, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Glee, songs.
Drake’s number of entries to the chart gave him more placements on it than the biggest musical acts of all time and with his 72nd Hot 100 entry with ‘Tuesday’ he has more Hot 100 singles than The Beatles.
During his brief four-year career, the beloved and successful Toronto rapper collaborated with Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, The Game, Nas, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, Lenny Kravitz, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys and more.
He has sold more than 5 million records internationally, earned a Grammy, six BET awards and three Junos and is also the second artist to have his first two top ten hits in the same week.
One thing surely characterises Drake’s career: no challenge seems to be out of his reach.