The most recent Billboard Hot 100 finds Drake once again breaking new ground. Every one of the 25 songs on his new album Scorpion—plus two non-album tracks—were on the chart this week, giving him yet another record.
But that’s only the beginning, as the rapper has been setting benchmarks for years. Here’s a list of the major Hot 100 chart records Drake has set since he first hit the chart back in 2009.
- He went an incredible 431 consecutive weeks—that’s over 8 years—with at least one song on the Hot 100. That means every single week between May of 2009 and last August, there was at least one track by or featuring Drake on the chart. (Source)
- This week, he has the most simultaneously charting songs ever, with 27—that’s over a quarter of the entire chart. Drake has now set this record three separate times: with Views, More Life, and now Scorpion. (Source) (Source)
- He set a record for the most songs in the top 10 at the same time, with 7. The record was previously held by the Beatles. (Source)
- Drake has the most top 10 hits of any solo male act, with 31. Michael Jackson is second. (Source)
- He just beat J Cole for the most songs to debut in the top 10 at the same time, with 4. (Source)
- Drake beat out Post Malone to set a new record in two categories: most simultaneous top 20 hits, and most simultaneous top 40 hits. Sorry, Posty! (Source)
- Scorpion also topped Post’s most recent album to notch he most U.S. streams in a single week of any album ever. (Source)
- Drizzy also recently smashed one of Taylor Swift’s records, for most songs to debut in the top 10. (Source)
- He defeated Elvis Presley to garner the most top 20 and top 40 hits ever. (Source)
- There are 13 acts that have replaced themselves at number one. But Drake is the only artist of the bunch to have done it with both songs debuting at the top of the chart. (Source)
- He has the most top 10 hits of any rapper. Jay Z is a distant second, with 21 to Drake’s 31. (Source)
- He is tied with Justin Bieber for the most number one songs by a Canadian. See you later, Bryan Adams! (Source)
- “Nice for What” is the only song ever to hit number one four separate times. (Source)
- Drake is the first person ever to have debuted two songs in the top 10 simultaneously three separate times—the first with “Passionfruit” and “Portland”; and then again with “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity”; and finally with Scorpion's four entries into the top 10. (Source)
- Overall, Drake has a stunning 186 songs in the Hot 100, which makes him second only to the cast of Glee. (Source)
We’re sure to see Drake take down even more chart records as Scorpion continues to dominate the summer.