The single came in on the charts at number 90 when it officially broke the Beatles’ record, according to Billboard Magazine. Drake now has the 8th most appearances on the Hot 100 Billboard chart.
So what does Drake’s passing of a music institution like the Beatles say about where his career is going?
The actor turned rapper seems to have a formula for hit records even though the number 1 Billboard spot has eluded him in the past.
Since signing to YoungMoney/Cash Money Records in 2009, Drake has put out three platinum albums. Along with that, he has a talented supporting cast at his label, one being female rap mogul Nicki Minaj.
Drake has all the tools needed to easily jump from No. 8 to the top spot in the Billboard charts.
In one of his new singles, “All of Me,” Drake called himself “the light skinned Keith Sweat.” Some critics, and Sweat himself have commented on the rapper’s comparison.
For me, I would argue Drake is his own anomaly, a planet in another galaxy thats graces us ever so often with his infectious rhymes and catchy hooks.
More than likely the same was said in the 1960′s during the Beatles and invasion of America.
The British band had an album called “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Drake calls himself the “OVO General.”
As much as Drake’s critics don’t want to admit it, this recent Billboard accomplishment is proof that Drake is a staple in pop culture and a leader in hip hop.
Still, Jay Z and Lil Wayne both remain ahead of Drake in the count for most appearances on the Hot 100. Other acts with more Hot 100 singles than Drake include Elvis, James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Glee, which holds the number one spot with 207 entries.