Drake Now Has More Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s Than Jay-Z
By Brandon Kelly
On 31 January 2018
Drake adds his 21st & 22nd top 10s.
Drake makes history on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Feb. 3), tallying his 21st and 22nd top 10s, pushing him past JAY-Z for the most Hot 100 top 10s among rappers.
As previously reported, Drake's "God's Plan" blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 1. The song arrived Jan. 19, along with fellow new track "Diplomatic Immunity," which enters at No. 7. (Drake is the first act to have twice debuted two songs in the chart's top 10 simultaneously; he first doubled up with a pair of top 10 debuts on April 8, 2017.)
"Plan" and "Immunity" are paired on Drake's new two-track single titled "Scary Hours."
As "Plan" arrives as Drake's fourth Hot 100 No. 1, the track and "Immunity" mark the rapper, singer, writer and producer's 21st and 22nd Hot 100 top 10s, respectively, lifting him ahead of JAY-Z for the most top 10s among rappers in the chart's history.
Here's an updated count:
Rappers With the Most Hot 100 Top 10s
20, Lil Wayne
15, Nicki Minaj
15, Kanye West
(The sums above reflect total top 10s by acts who are primarily rappers, even if some tracks were not categorized as rap specifically.)
Among all acts, Drake ties Taylor Swift for 13th place for the most Hot 100 top 10s. Madonna leads with 38, followed by The Beatles (34), Rihanna (31) and Michael Jackson (29).
Drake additionally ups his total to 159 career Hot 100 entries, extending his mark for the most among soloists. Among all acts, only the cast of Fox's Glee has totaled more (207).