'Scorpion' becomes Drake's eighth album to reach No. 1 on Billboard's chart

Drake breaks 54-year-old Beatles record with seven simultaneous Top 10 songs

Drake and late rapper XXXTentacion dominate NZ Top40

"Scorpion" debuted on the chart the same week Billboard changed how it counts streaming plays.

After becoming the first album to rack in over one billion global streams in its first week of release, Drake's Scorpion isn't done making history yet: Billboard reports that seven of the album's songs are in the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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

Hip hop artist Drake and late rapper XXXTentacion are now dominating New Zealand's Official Top40 Singles Chart, with both artists holding five chart positions.

Drake's record company, Republic Records, said the 31-year-old musician, who was the biggest seller in 2016, was the first artist to reach one billion plus streams globally across all platforms in one week of release. Every track from J. Cole's K.O.D. and Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys also charted in the Hot 100, and the former rapper became the first artist ever to debut three songs in the top 10.

So it's a little unfair to compare Drake's numbers to the Beatles and Michael Jackson records he smashed.

No one but Drake and his collaborators can say for sure whether Scorpion's two discs were part of a conscious chart domination strategy, but it certainly seems like it.

Looking at the entirety of the list, Drake brings 27 songs onto the July 14-Hot 100.

Drake's influence comes off the back of his newly released album Scorpion, which made headlines for its marketing, which saw Spotify push the album to all of its users, featuring his new music across 30 of it's most followed playlists.

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