Lil’ Wayne dethrones Elvis Presley’s longstanding record of Billboard Hot 100 hits total. More after the jump.
As he debuts as a featured artist along with Chris Brown, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa on Game’s new single Celebration at No. 82, Tunechi rewrites the mark for the most Hot 100 chart visits. Now with 109 entries, Weezy passes Elvis Presley, who totaled 108 between the chart’s 1958 launch and 2003.
The Glee cast is the only act with more Hot 100 hits than Lil Wayne or Elvis, having tallied 204 entries since its 2009 arrival.
While making approximately two-thirds of his Hot 100 visits in featured roles, Lil’ Wayne has still enjoyed laudable Hot 100 accolades. He’s notched two No. 1s: 2008′s Lollipop and 2009′s Down, on which he assisted Jay Sean. Fifty-seven of his Hot 100 entries have reached the top 40 and 17, the top 10 (compared to Presley’s 80 and 25, respectively).
Here is a recap, updated through this week, of the artists with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits, as leads and featured acts combined, in the chart’s 54-year history:
204. “Glee” Cast
109. Lil’ Wayne
108. Elvis Presley
91. James Brown
74. Ray Charles
73. Aretha Franklin
71. the Beatles
67. Elton John
63. Stevie Wonder