Drake’s Historic Chart Week: How He Matched The Beatles’ 57-Year-Old Record

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Drake positively dominated the Billboard charts with the release of his sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy — but just how did he manage to match The Beatles’ 57-year-old chart record and make Billboard Hot 100 history along the way?

The superstar clocks his 10th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with the Sept. 3 release, and nine of the album’s songs debut in the top 10 on the Hot 100 — breaking his own record for the most songs in the top 10 at the same time. Plus, he has the entire top five of the chart, a feat that’s only been accomplished once previously, by none other than The Beatles in 1964.

On the latest episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we call up Hot 100 chart manager Gary Trust to find out about this crazy chart action and what record Drake could possibly break next. (Listen to the full show below.)

Also on the show, Keith & Katie chat about all the musicians who walked the red carpet at Monday night’s Met Gala (Jennifer Lopez! Olivia Rodrigo! Kacey Musgraves! Frank Ocean and a green robotic baby!), just a day after the MTV Video Music Awards also hit New York City.

The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard‘s weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard‘s deputy editor, digital, Katie Atkinson and senior director of Billboard charts Keith Caulfield every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on Billboard.com.)Volume 0%

 
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