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Yawn: Drake Just Broke Nearly Every Billboard Charting Record Known to Man

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Stop me if you've read the following: Drake has broken a new record. 

Well, a lot of new records.

On Tuesday, when Billboard publishes their latest Hot 100, Drake will place a record 27 songs, the most in a single week by one artist in the chart's history.

Of his 27 chart placements—all 25 tracks on his newly-released album Scorpion and two guest features—seven are in the top 10, which, you guessed it, is also a record, breaking The Beatles' previously held mark for most simultaneous entries in the Hot 100’s top 10. 

Additionally, Drake has become the first artist in Hot 100 history to debut four songs in the top 10 simultaneously, while the 25-track Scorpion is now the first album with seven top 10 hits this century. The last artist to accomplish this feat was Janet Jackson in 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

And if that weren't enough, according to Chart Data: 

  • Drake and Michael Jackson are the first male solo artists in Hot 100 history to accumulate 30 top 10 hits.
  • Drake has tied Rihanna for the most Hot 100 top 10 singles among artists debuting this century (31 each).
  • Drake has surpassed Taylor Swift as the artist with the most Hot 100 top 10 debuts (16).
  • Drake's "Nice For What" is the first song in Hot 100 history to top the chart four times.
  • Drake is the first artist in Hot 100 history to debut multiple songs in the top 10 simultaneously twice in a calendar year.

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