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


Drake has been crowned the artist with the most Top Five singles on the US’ Billboard Hot 100 chart, breaking a record held previously by The Beatles.

The feat was achieved by proxy of a guest spot on DJ Khaled‘s latest single, ‘Staying Alive’, which arrived on August 5 and, in addition to heavy sampling of the Bee Gees‘ 1977 hit of the same name, also featured bars from Lil Baby.

The song made its chart debut at Number Five on the most recent edition of the Hot 100 (dated for the week ending August 20), which Billboard says earned Drake his 30th Top Five single.

A count through his Hot 100 history, though, shows that Drake has actually accumulated 31 Top Five releases.

The rapper’s first song to chart in the bracket was his second single, 2009’s ‘Best I Ever Had’, which peaked at Number Two.

He followed it up with ‘Thank Me Later’ cut ‘Find Your Love’ in 2010, the same year he earned his first Number One as a featured artist on ‘What’s My Name?’ by Rihanna.

His first Number One as a lead artist came in 2016 with the Kyla– and Wizkid-assisted ‘One Dance’.