drake is fourth act to have 100 hits on the billboard hot 100
(Though not all at once).
Coming in just below the cast of Glee (who've had 207 charted hits), Lil Wayne and Elvis Presley, Drake is the fourth musician to have had 100 hits in the Billboard 100. That's more than Jay Z (83 hits), Aretha Franklin (73 hits) and The Beatles (71 hits). This week he's got 13 slots on the chart, making his total since he first made an appearance in 2009 with Best I Ever Had - which peaked at No. 2 - a nice, round 100.
Eight new entries are from his mixtape album with Future, What A Time To Be Alive, while Hotline Bling moves up from No. 9 to No. 4, and old entries Back to Back, Right Hand, Future's Where Ya At and Meek Mill's R.I.C.O stay relatively static in the hot 100. That means he's second only to himself (and the Beatles who he draws first place with) in having the most tracks in the chart simultaneously. The Beatles had 14 songs in the 1964 hot 100 on April 11th and Drake himself scored 14 earlier this year with If You're Reading This It's Too Late.
What a time to be alive indeed (if you're Drake).
Check out the Billboard Hot 100 here.
Text Felicity Kinsella
Photography Alasdair McLellan