“Last name ever, first name greatest,” his words, not ours, but we’re gonna have to agree. Drake is officially the only artists with the most top 10 songs in Billboards Hot 100 history, thanks to his latest collaborations with DJ Khaled on “POPSTAR” and “GREECE.”
.@Drake officially breaks the record for the most top 10 hits in the history of the Hot 100, as he tallies his 39th and 40th top 10s on the latest chart. https://t.co/fqGWBG6t4n pic.twitter.com/a7HcmDD1DB— billboard (@billboard) July 27, 2020
The record, was previously held by Madonna with 38 songs, but Drizzy’s newest additions brings his total to 40, with “POPSTAR” at number three and “GREECE” at number eight.
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Her Madge-esty still holds rank for the most lead tracks on the list, comprising her entire list of 38 top 10s. Due partly to the collaborative nature of Hip Hop, Drake has earned 15 as a featured artist and 25 top 10s of his own. Nevertheless, a point is a point, even with an assist.
Drake started from the bottom in 2009 when he first hit the Hot 100’s top 10, when his breakthrough single “Best I Ever Had” hit number 2. Now he’s here, additionally breaking the record for most hits in the US Hot 100 this past March with 208, which has since reached 224 due to his most recent full-length release Dark Lane Demo Tapes.
Other big names Drake has surpassed on his way to the top, his mentor Lil Wayne, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, and more.
Artists with the most top 10s in Hot 100 history:— chart data (@chartdata) July 27, 2020
Michael Jackson 30
Mariah Carey 28
Stevie Wonder 28
Elton John 27
Janet Jackson 27
Elvis Presley 25
Lil Wayne 25
Taylor Swift 25
Paul McCartney 23
Rolling Stones 23