Drake Breaks the Beatles’ Record for Most Top Five Billboard Hot 100 Hits

Drake at the Billboard Music Awards Show in 2019
Drake at the Billboard Music Awards Show in 2019. Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (10222625ff)

After famously rapping “I got more slaps than the Beatles” a few years back, Drake can finally say there’s truth to this statement. The Canadian rapper scored his 30th top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, breaking the record previously held by the iconic British band.

Drake owes his latest chart triumph to “Staying Alive”, his new collaboration with DJ Khaled and Lil Baby. This song was released on August 5, as the lead single from DJ Khaled’s thirteenth studio album God Did, set to come out later this month.

This isn’t even the first time Drake broke a major record previously held by the Beatles. He also beat them for most top 10 hits in a single year in 2018 and most top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019 and celebrated these achievements by getting a tattoo of the Beatles’ crossing Abbey Road, with him leading the pack.

Drake’s latest Billboard Hot 100 achievement comes only two months after he dropped the surprise album Honestly, Nevermind on June 17. This record debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart and produced the No. 1 hit “Jimmy Cooks” featuring 21 Savage, in addition to singles “Sticky” and “Massive”.