Fifty-five years ago an artist had to sell hundreds of thousands of physical copies of their music in the form of little vinyl discs in order to top the music charts.
Today, artists rely on multiple collaborations and streaming services to achieve the same goals.
With their final single release in 1960 with “The Long and Winding Road”. It became their 29th top five single – a record that held for 55 years. On August 17, Canadian rapper Drake with the help of DJ Khalid and Lil Baby broke that record with “Staying Alive” after the song debuted at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In recent years the rapper has made a habit of breaking illboard chart records. He now has the most top fives, top 10’s, top 20’s, top 40’s, and and the most overall hits on the Hot 100 chart.
With the release of his newest album last week, “Honestly, Nevermind” Drake is sure to be looking at breaking a few more records.
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