People seem to like Drake's new album, Scorpion. In the newest Billboard Top 100 chart, seven songs from Scorpion populate the Top 10, gabbing every spot but 3, 5, and 10. That topples a record set by the Beatles on April 4, 1964, when the Fab Four held the first five spots on the Top 10 with "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist and Shout," She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and "Please Please Me." No other act has simultaneously held the top five spots, but Drake seems to be on a roll.
Drake's "Scorpion" album set a record by posting seven simultaneous singles on Billboard's Top 10. That toppled The Beatles' record of five singles, set in 1964. https://t.co/zrE1r9jSGQ pic.twitter.com/QYulFZiKLO
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In fact, all 25 tracks from Scorpion are on the Hot 100 chart, plus two other Drake songs — 27 songs also breaks a record, though in this case, it was held by Drake — and his album was streamed more than a billion times in its first week, in yet another first. With 31 Top 10 singles under his belt, Drake also passed Michael Jackson as the male solo artist with the most Top 10s, though Jackson just notched his 30th Top 10 single thanks to Drake ("Don't Matter to Me" is a posthumous duet with Jackson, based on an unreleased song). You can read more about Drake's hit machine at Billboard. The Hot 100 chart, which debuted in 1958, now combines digital streaming with radio airplay and digital music sales numbers. Peter Weber