Drake's Album Makes History With The Beatles

Drake’s Album Makes History With The Beatles

Courtesy of freighterfortynine.com

Courtesy of freighterfortynine.com

Drake makes history again with his If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late album. Drake initially made history by becoming the first rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and now he has tied a music record that stood for fifty-one years. Drake has fourteen songs on the Billboard Hot 100, which ties a record set by The Beatles in 1964. The fourteen records on the Hot 100 chart includes Nicki Minaj’s “Only” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown at Number 16, and Minaj’s “Truffle Butter” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne at Number 17.

ILoveMakonnen’s “Tuesday” featuring Drake is Number 49, and Big Sean’s “Blessings” featuring Drake is Number 68. The rest of the songs are from Drake’s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late project, which include Number 26 “Energy,” Number 52 “Legend,” Number 58 “10 Bands,” Number 70 “Know Yourself,” Number 81 “No Tellin’,” Number 82 “Preach” featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR, Number 83 “6 God,” Number 84 “Used To” featuring Lil Wayne, Number 95 “Now & Forever,” and Number 97 “6 Man.”

This marks the second time the rapper has either tied or broken a record that was held by The Beatles. Last year, ILoveMakonnen’s “Tuesday” featuring Drake became the rapper’s 72nd song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, which beat The Beatles’ record of 71 songs on the chart. Drake now has 85 Billboard Hot 100 entries, which places him at Number 5 on the overall recording artist’s list. The rapper also set a new record by having twenty-one songs on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, seventeen of those songs are all the records from If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late.

Drake’s album is currently Number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, after debuting at Number 1 on the chart. The project was streamed more than 17.3 million times in just three days, which is a new Spotify record for an album. If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late also set a record by becoming the most streamed album in a single day with 6.8 million streams. The record was previously held by Drake’s Nothing Was the Same album, which was streamed 15.8 million times.

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