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Lil Wayne Passes Elvis in Most Hot 100 Hits

Posted By on September 30, 2012

Lil Wayne has made music history once again by passing late great music king Elvis Presley for the most Hot 100 appearances. Wayne hit his 110th appearance with Game’s new song called “Celebration” featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne.

He’ll always be the King of Rock and Roll, but when it comes to the artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits, Elvis Presley ‘s longstanding record total gives way to a new stats king: Lil Wayne. As he debuts as a featured artist (with Chris Brown , Tyga and Wiz Khalifa ) on Game ‘s aptly titled “Celebration” at No. 82, the superstar rapper 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 Presley, having tallied 204 entries since its 2009 arrival. (Billboard)

Though the “Glee” cast has totaled 204 entries on the Hot 100 since 2009, Wayne holds the artist title, mostly thanks to his many, many features on other peoples’ songs. In fact, only 39 percent (42) of the rapper’s solo hits account for his total, with the other 61 percent (67) made up of his features on songs by pals including Juvenile, Destiny’s Child and Birdman. Presley, on the other hand, was listed as the lead artist on all 108 of his chart hits and he still holds the title for most Hot 100 entries by a lead solo artist. For now, he’s easily ahead of the artists behind him, which include James Brown (91), Aretha Franklin (73) and Ray Charles (72). (MTV)