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Drake Is ‘Almost’ Better Than The Beatles, Tying A 40-Year-Old Record

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Now that Drake‘s latest singles, “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity,” have gone No. 1 and No. 7 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart, The Boy has tied The Biggest Rock Band In The World as the two only acts with at least 20 Top 10 singles in a single decade.

Starting with the No. 5 appearance of “Find Your Love” in 2010, Drake has amassed 20 Top 10 singles since then, including “Work” and “What’s My Name?” with Rihanna. While both of his collaborations with Rih Rih went No. 1, Drake didn’t top the chart himself until 2016 with the UK funky house-inflected “One Dance,” featuring Wizkid and Kyla. Drake’s next biggest hit was the infectious “Hotline Bling,” which surprisingly only ever managed No. 2.

Meanwhile, The Beatles were the only other act to have accumulated that many Top 10s in one decade. While their record is ultimately slightly more impressive, as they hit 20 in a shorter span of time, starting in 1964 with “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” Drake’s accomplishment is nothing to sneeze. He’ll have to work a little bit harder to match their 10-year-run record of 30 Top 10 hits by 2020, though. Also, while Drake’s record is still spectacular, The Beatles will always have at least one edge: Their Top 10s record is comprised mostly of No. 1 chart-toppers.

Drake is the only other act to have 20 Top 10s in a 10-year span, with the closest artist previously being Mariah Carey in the 1990s with 19. 14 of her hits reached No. 1.

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