Drake, who recently visisted New Zealand, has become the latest artist after more than five decades to secure the most amount of singles to top 100 chart positions at any one time.

The rapper currently has 14 singles in the Billboard Top 100, which has not been done since the Beatles did so with the same number of songs in the same chart almost 51 years ago.

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Thanks to his new 17 songs, he now has 14 of them lined up in the ranks - however none of them are in the top 10 and he is a featured artist in four of the singles.

Drake's 14 simultaneous Top 100 Hits:
#16 Only Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
#17 Truffle Butter Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
#26 Energy
#49 Tuesday ILoveMakonnen featuring Drake
#52 Legend
#58 10 Bands
#68 Blessings Big Sean featuring Drake
#70 Know Yourself (debut)
#81 No Tellin' (debut)
#82 Preach, featuring PartyNextDoor
#83 6 God (debut)
#84 Used To, featuring Lil Wayne
#95 Now & Forever (debut)
#97 6 Man (debut)

If Drake, real name Aubrey Drake Graham, is to surpass the success of the Beatles then he might want to get back in the studio.

The Beatles also had five of their singles in all of the top five positions of the Billboard charts on 4 April 1964 with Can't Buy Me Love at number one.

- Independent