In May, thanks to the success of songs found aboard his surprise drop mixtape – ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ – Drake tied Queen of Pop Madonna‘s longstanding record for most Hot 100 top 10 hits ever (as we reported here).
On Monday (July 27), which is ironically the 37th anniversary of her self-titled debut album (which housed her first top 10 hit ‘Lucky Star’), Madge found out he’s broken the tie.
Beyond having more entries on the tally than any other artist in history (over 200), Drake’s unprecedented Hot 100 run has also seen him crowned the first male act to have three of his singles debut at #1 on the chart over the course of his career (as we reported here), he’s the only artist to concurrently place 7 songs in the top 10 (as we reported here), has the most top 10 debuts (25), and only artist to have 27 simultaneous entries.
Now, after breaking King of Pop Michael Jackson‘s Hot 100 record for ‘most weeks at #1 among males’ and ‘most top 10 hits among males,’ Drizzy has dethroned Queen of Pop Madonna from her longstanding record.
“As his latest two collaborations with DJ Khaled, “Popstar” and “Greece,” launch at Nos. 3 and 8, respectively, on this week’s Hot 100, Drake ups his career total of top 10 smashes from 38 to 40.
In doing so, the Canadian powerhouse becomes the first artist in U.S. history to collect as many top 10s on the list.”