“DJ Khaled’s ‘Staying Alive’, featuring Drake & Lil Baby, debuted at No. 5 on this week’s #Hot100. It has earned Drake his 30th career top 5 hit, passing The Beatles for the most of all time,” reads a tweet from Billboard.
Billboard also revealed that Drake is the first artist in history to earn 100 top 20 hits on its Hot 100.
In 2019, the singer-cum-rapper sang the verse: “I got more slaps than The Beatles” in Meek Mill’s ‘Going Bad’. The same year, the rapper also got a tattoo depicting himself walking along the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing alongside The Beatles.
Despite his references to the famous foursome, Drake has yet to surpass The Beatles’ number of UK No. 1’s, currently holding just six under his belt compared to the band’s 17.
In 1964, The Beatles also held all top five positions in the charts for a period of time. The band also achieved most of their top five places in just five years, in comparison to Drake’s 14.
Last year, Drake credited both John Lennon and Paul McCartney on his sixth studio album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’. The long-awaited record nodded to The Beatles members on ‘Champagne Poetry’, which reworked the band’s 1965 ‘Michelle’.
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