Drake’s Surprise Album Ties Beatles Record On Billboard Hot 100

Drake Has 14 Songs Charting on Hot 100 at same time

Drake dropped a surprise album last week and If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late has tied a record set by The Beatles in 1964. Drake’s new album moved 535,000 units and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. But that wasn’t the record. 14 of the songs on the LP are currently charting at the same time, the last time that achievement was reached was April 11, 1964.

You may recall that Drake actually beat a Beatles record in October when his remix of ILoveMakonnen’s “Tuesday” became his 72nd hit to chart. That release placed Drake one single ahead of The Beatles.

Drake has also become the first artist to have a record-breaking 21 simultaneous titles on Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Drake has now racked up 85 career Billboard Hot 100 entries, placing him comfortably in fifth place of all-time.

Here are Drake’s current charting songs from If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.

No. 16, “Only,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
No. 17, “Truffle Butter,” Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
No. 26, “Energy”
No. 49, “Tuesday,” ILoveMakonnen featuring Drake
No. 52, “Legend”
No. 58, “10 Bands”
No. 68, “Blessings,” Big Sean featuring Drake
No. 70, “Know Yourself” (debut)
No. 81, “No Tellin’ ” (debut)
No. 82, “Preach,” featuring PartyNextDoor
No. 83, “6 God” (debut)
No. 84, “Used To,” featuring Lil Wayne
No. 95, “Now & Forever” (debut)
No. 97, “6 Man” (debut)

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Here are The Beatles’ 14 Hot 100 hits on April 11, 1964.

No. 1, “Can’t Buy Me Love”
No. 2, “Twist and Shout”
No. 4, “She Loves You”
No. 7, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
No. 9, “Please Please Me”
No. 14, “Do You Want to Know a Secret”
No. 38, “I Saw Her Standing There”
No. 48, “You Can’t Do That”
No. 50, “All My Loving”
No. 52, “From Me to You”
No. 61, “Thank You Girl”
No. 74, “There’s a Place” (debut)
No. 78, “Roll Over Beethoven”
No. 81, “Love Me Do” (debut)

Looking at The Beatles songs that made their way into the Hot 100, it’s amazing to realize how many of the bands songs are now classics.

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