It’s official: Drake has broken the record for having the most singles to chart on Billboard’s Hot 100. Thanks to his newest collaboration with Lil Yachty and DaBaby, ‘Oprah’s Bank Account’, which just debuted at No.89, Drake has beaten out Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley, Kanye West, Justin Bieber and even The Beatles with a whopping 208 Hot 100 charting singles.
It was the Glee Cast, however, that Drake officially usurped. The cast of the hugely popular musical TV show had previously held the record since October of 2013 with 207 Hot 100 singles. The Canadian rapper matched them in January when he made an appearance on Future’s ‘Life Is Good’, which, debuted on the chart at No.2.
The Grammy Award-winning artist made his first appearance on the Hot 100 in 2009 with ‘Best I Ever Had’, off his debut EP, So Far Gone. The single, which has since been certified four-times Platinum, entered the chart at No.92 on 23 May and peaked at No.2 on 24 July.
Drake has since earned 36 Top Ten hits on the Hot 100 and six No.1 hits – ‘Nice For What’, ‘In My Feelings’ and ‘God’s Plan’ in 2018, ‘Work’, with Rhianna, in 2016, ‘One Dance’, featuring WizKid & Kyla, in 2016 and ‘What’s My Name?’ also with Rhianna, in 2010. Drake also holds the record for having the most No.1 singles on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart with 15 tracks, and the most No.1 singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 19 entries.
Billboard established the Hot 100 chart on 4 August 1958, with Ricky Nelson scoring the first No.1 slot with ‘Poor Little Fool’. Since then, the US chart has seen 1,096 different entries holding the top spot. Today, the Hot 100 ranks tracks based on physical and digital sales, radio play and, of course, steaming activity.
Drake, who is currently working on a new studio album, did a rare interview with the Rap Radar podcast in December, where he shared that he’s, “At a great place in my life. My life is about peace, my life is about drinking espressos and wine, I’m trying to make this album, I’m enjoying being a father, I’m enjoying my house.”