Another trophy for Drake’s crowded mantle.
Aside from the bevy of hits provided over his tenure, Drake’s durable career has been an interesting anthropological case study. Coming into the game in the late 2000s, Drake has consistently adapted his style to popular trends to enjoy longevity, resulting in his ubiquitous status. That omnipresence has just been furthered as Drake can now add another impressive accolade to his mantle: he has officially passed The Beatles for most top-10 Billboard tracks in a calendar year.
Cemented off the strength of his recent feature on Bad Bunny’s “MIA”, this number-one song gave Drizz his 12th top-10 track, in addition to Bad Bunny’s first chart-topping hit–I guess you could call it the “Drake effect”.
.@Drake surpasses The Beatles as the artist with the most Hot 100 top 10 hits in a single calendar year (12).
— chart data (@chartdata) October 22, 2018
Drake is in rare company. His impressive reign has secured his status as one of the most palatable pop-stars of all time, drawn comparisons with Michael Jackson, and earned him 32 top-10 tracks in total, placing him in third all time; Madonna still sits at number-one with 38-tracks, followed by The Beatles with 34.
Given that Drake is still snuggly in his prime at 31-going-on-32, it’s entirely possible to predict that Drake will finish his career at the top of this list.
If you haven’t yet, check out “MIA” below: