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Drake breaks another Beatles record, shares sweet text from high school teacher

By
Melody Lau

Toronto rapper Drake has broken a lot of records this year thanks to the release of his fifth studio album, Scorpion, which came out in June. This week, he's adding yet another big feat to the list.

According to Billboard, "Mia," his latest collaboration with Puerto Rican artist Bad Bunny, has earned Drake his 12th Billboard Hot 100 top 10 spot. That officially nudges Drake past the Beatles for most top 10 singles in one year. The iconic British band has held that record for 54 years now with 11 singles, which included "Twist and Shout," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Please Please Me" and "Can't Buy Me Love." Drake's 12 hits include 10 solo or collaborative tracks, and two tracks where he lends a guest verse (BlocBoy JB's "Look Alive" and the aforementioned "Mia").

This is the second record by the Beatles that Drake has shattered. In Scorpion's first week, seven of the album's tracks charted on the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, beating out the Beatles' 54-year record of five tracks in the top 10. In August, Drake also became the first artist ever to surpass 50 billion online streams worldwide.

Drake shared this latest news on his Instagram on Tuesday morning by posting a screengrab of a text message conversation he had with his high school teacher Kim Janzen. In the post, Janzen sent him a news article detailing his latest record with the message: "WOW!!!! That's pretty incredible! I often wonder what your 16/17 self would think. Pretty awesome! Congrats!"

"I don't think my 16 or 17 year old self would comprehend," Drake responded. "I would just wanted a Nestea and to figure out how I can turn my 61% into a 73% ASAP." He added in his caption: "My favourite teacher in high school still texts me as if I am coming to class this week and I love her for that."

Drake is currently wrapping up his busy and successful year on a tour with Atlanta trio Migos.

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