The Fab Four managed feat first in 1964
The success of Drake‘s new album ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ has seen him match a US chart record first set in 1964 by The Beatles.
The rapper currently has 14 songs in the Billboard Hot 100, with a number of collaborations featuring alongside tracks from the album – released by surprise to fans earlier this month. The record has stood unmatched for 51 years prior to this week according to Billboard.
Drake now has 85 Hot 100 entries, the fifth highest of all time. Of Drake’s 14 hits on the US chart, 10 feature him as a lead artist while four are collaborations with artists including Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj and ILoveMakonnen.
The Beatles success in April 1964 saw them chart with 14 tracks of their own, with guest spots much less fashionable in the 1960s.
‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ previously broke streaming records on Spotify following its release.
The release was streamed 17.3 million times in its first three days, going on to break the all-time record for most streams of a release in its debut week. Incidentally, the record was previously held by Drake himself, with previous album ‘Nothing Was The Same’ being streamed 15.8 million times in its first week.
‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ also broke the Spotify record for most streams in a single day, achieving 6.8 million streams on February 14.
The record is made up of 17 tracks and features Lil Wayne, Travi$ Scott, and PartyNextDoor. It was released on iTunes last week after the rapper teased the project with a short film called Jungle.
Drake will headline London’s Wireless festival this year. He joins Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, David Guetta and Avicii on the bill.