Lil Wayne Unseats The King, Breaks Elvis Presley Billboard Hot 100 Record
Lil Wayne is the new king of rock & roll. The rapper set a new record on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart this week when he scored his 109th hit song.
According to ABC, Lil Wayne is now the male artist with the most entries on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart.
But the rapper is not the undisputed king. In fact, there probably should be a little asterisk next to his name. The rapper’s 109 hit songs include songs by Chris Brown, Tyga, and Wiz Khalifa. Only 42 songs are actual Lil Wayne Songs. He is the guest artist on the other 67.
Lil Wayne’s most recent entry to the Hot 100 comes from the new Game song “Celebration.” The song debuted at #82 this week.
Elvis Presley scored 108 songs on the Hot 100 during its year. But that number may not be completely accurate either. The Billboard Hot 100 started in 1958, a few years after the King of Rock & Roll released his debut album, Elvis Presley, in 1956. The singer also had several hit singles before his studio album debut including Blue Moon of Kentucky, Heartbreak Hotel, and Shake, Rattle & Roll.
According to MTV, Elvis had 36 songs that probably would have made the Billboard 100 if it had existed in the early 50s.