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Drake breaks The Beatles’ file for many Prime 5 singles on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart

Drake breaks The Beatles’ file for many Prime 5 singles on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart

Drake breaks The Beatles’ record for most Top Five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

Drake has been topped the artist with probably the most Prime 5 singles on the US’ Billboard Scorching 100 chart, breaking a file held beforehand by The Beatles.

The feat was achieved by proxy of a visitor spot on DJ Khaled‘s newest single, ‘Staying Alive’, which arrived on the Friday earlier than final (August 5) and, along with heavy sampling of the Bee Gees‘ 1977 hit of the identical title, additionally featured bars from Lil Child. The tune made its chart debut at Quantity 5 on the latest version of the Scorching 100 (dated for the week ending August 20), which Billboard says earned Drake his thirtieth Prime 5 single.

A rely by his Scorching 100 historical past, although, reveals that Drake has truly collected 31 Prime 5 releases. The rapper’s first tune to chart within the bracket was his second single, 2009’s ‘Greatest I Ever Had’, which peaked at Quantity Two. He adopted it up with ‘Thank Me Later’ reduce ‘Discover Your Love’ in 2010, the identical 12 months he earned his first Quantity One as a featured artist on ‘What’s My Identify?’ by Rihanna. His first Quantity One as a lead artist got here in 2016 with the Kyla– and Wizkid-assisted ‘One Dance’.

Of his cumulative 31 Prime 5 hits, 11 peaked within the prime spot (together with three songs the place Drake was billed as a featured artist) whereas eight have peaked at Quantity Two (together with one function), 4 at Quantity Three (with two options), three at Quantity 4 (all of which have been Drake’s personal songs) and 5 at Quantity 5 (with 4 options).

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By comparability, The Beatles earned their 29 Prime 5 singles throughout the span of 5 years (in comparison with Drake’s 14), and beat his metrics with 20 songs at Quantity One, three every at Quantity Two and Quantity Three, two at Quantity 4 and one at Quantity 5. Moreover, all of their Prime 5 hits got here with the Fab 4 billed because the lead artist. This doesn’t bear in mind any charting songs launched by, or that includes, particular person members of The Beatles.

Earlier this month, Drake carried out alongside Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne at the monumental Younger Cash reunion live performance in Toronto. It got here in the identical week that he launched ‘Staying Alive’ with Khalid, in addition to a music video for current solo reduce ‘Sticky’.

The tune seems on Drake’s seventh album, ‘Actually, Nevermind’, which arrived again in June. The file earned a three-star evaluate from NME’s Kyann-Sian Williams, who described the album as “an sudden elevation from the tasteless lure” heard on final 12 months’s ‘Licensed Lover Boy’.

In the meantime, stalwart filmmaker Peter Jackson has introduced that he’s engaged on a “very totally different” undertaking associated to The Beatles. In a current interview, the director revealed that he’s in talks with McCartney and Ringo Starr – who he final labored with on the Emmy-nominated docuseries The Beatles: Get Againto develop a brand new movie.

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