February 24, 2018 / 1:22 AM

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Drake Now Has More Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s Than Jay-Z

 

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Making history on the Billboard charts, Drake overtakes Jay-Z for the record of most singles on the Hot 100 Top 10 among all rappers.

"God's Plan" debuted at the number 1 spot on the Billboard's Hot 100 charts, while "Diplomatic Immunity" makes its debut at the number 7 spot. The newly released songs are under the two-track title Scary Hours.

Dropping two songs simultaneously allowed the Toronto-born hip-hop star to tie and eclipse Jay-Z in a single week. These tracks mark the Drake's 21st and 22nd songs in the Top 10, allowing him to grab the top spot for the most singles in the Top 10 of any rapper in the history of the charts. Jay-Z is now second on the list with 21.

Other rappers with an impressive number of Top 10 songs include Lil Wayne (20), Ludacris (18), Eminem (17), Diddy (15), Nicki Minaj (15), T-Pain (15), and Kanye West (15). The list includes musicians who are primarily known as rappers, although the Top 10 songs counted aren't necessarily all from the rap category.

Across different genres, Drake ties another big-league star: Taylor Swift. The duo shares the 13th spot on the list of most Top 10 hits ever in the Hot 100. Both are still a considerable distance from the beating out the stars at the top as Madonna leads the all-time pack with 38 and The Beatles with 34. Rihanna follows with 31 and then Michael Jackson with 29.

Aside from passing Jay-Z with his top 10 count, Drake makes history on the charts by becoming the first ever act to have debuted two songs in the top 10 simultaneously twice. He first marked this achievement in April 2017.

Drake also adds to his career total Hot 100 entries, now with 159. This is the most among all soloists and eclipsed only by the cast of Glee with 207.

"God's Plan" is Drake's fourth number 1 song after his own track "One Dance" and his participation in Rihanna's "What's My Name?" and "Work." However, the song is his first time debuting at the top spot. It's only the 29th time a title has debuted at number 1 in the history of the charts.

The rapper isn't just making history on the Billboard Hot 100 but on other platforms as well. Drake broke Apple Music's record for first-day streams with "God's Plan" getting over 14 million plays worldwide. On Spotify, "God's Plan" surpasses Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" as the U.S. record for the most streamed track in a single day.

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