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Drake Breaks The Beatles Record with Seven Simultaneous Top 10 Songs

10 July 2018

Drake's Scorpion now holds the number one spot on the NZ Official Top 40 Albums chart, while XXXTentacion's Question Mark sits in third, separated only by Florence + The Machine's new album High As Hope, which is in the number two position.

Despite this chart success, the number one single this week on both the New Zealand Top40 and the Billboard Hot 100 is now held by Cardi B, with her feature on Maroon 5's Girls Like You and her single I Like It.

Drake's Scorpion album created history by becoming the first album to score more than a billion streams in a single week. The album earned a record-setting 745.9 million on-demand audio streams and is his eighth No. 1 album on the chart.

In addition to Drake's record-breaking accomplishments on the top album charts, he also makes a significant showing in the Billboard Hot 100, which tracks the most listened-to singles in music.

In doing so, he beats a record of five songs held by the Beatles - a record that has stood since 1964 - according to Billboard.

As previously reported, Scorpion debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 732,000 equivalent album units, the largest overall week for any album in 2018.

"Scorpion" made headlines on its June 29 release because Drake confirmed long-standing rumors that he had fathered a son, but he did not name the mother. Rap officially surpassed rock in 2017 as the biggest music genre in the United States.

Drake Breaks The Beatles Record with Seven Simultaneous Top 10 Songs