Drake takes 7 spots on Billboard Top 10, breaking Beatles' record

Lawrence Kim
July 11, 2018

Drake officially owns the Billboard charts, where seven of his songs now sit in the Top 10. It racked up 745.92 million USA online plays in its first week, the highest streaming debut for any artist ever.

"Yesterday" a longstanding record from The Beatles felt the sting of a "Scorpion".

All of this comes on the heels of Drake also notching a streaming record.

Drake's new album Scorpion is comfortably topping the NZ Album Chart.

The 31-year-old "God's Plan" rapper has made Billboard Hot 100 history with his new album Scorpion, as announced on Monday (July 9).

On the albums charts, "Scorpion" sold 732,171 equivalent albums in the United States - a tabulation that accounts for both digital sales and streaming plays. There's some complicated math behind them, but what they basically mean is that if an album's songs are downloaded or streamed on services like Spotify often enough, it can boost the album's chart position just like a traditional physical sale would.

Despite this chart success, the number one single this week on both the New Zealand Top40 and the Billboard Hot 100 is now held by Cardi B, with her feature on Maroon 5's Girls Like You and her single I Like It.

The Toronto-based artist "boasts seven songs in the top 10 simultaneously".

Drake's former No. 1 hit, "Nice for What", returned to the top position, while "Nonstop" debuts at No. 2.

The double-album, released on Friday, June 29, 2018, is Drake's eight consecutive album to find a No. 1 spot.

Drake also holds places one through four in Recorded Music NZ's newest chart, the Hot40 Singles Chart, which tracks how quickly a song is rising, operating on virality rather than seeking out the biggest sales and streaming numbers.

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