Lil Wayne Breaks Elvis Presley’s Billboard Record

Lil Wayne, Elvis Presley
Lil Wayne is the new Elvis Presley when it comes to Billboard hits. The inimitable MC from New Orleans has just surpassed the king of rock in total number of songs to land on the Hot 100.  “Celebration,” the latest single from Game, is the 109th song to make the chart with Wayne appearing as either a lead or featured artist. Presley’s record was 108 spanning between 1958 and 2003.Forty-two of Weezy’s charting singles were his own, while 67 of the others came from his long list of guest appearances.

To date, the only artist or group with more hits than the YMCMB captain is the cast of Glee. The singing actors from the hit Fox series have accumulated a whopping 204 charting singles since the show premiered in 2009.  Cash Money Records boss Birdman issued a statement praising his star artist.

“This is a true milestone in Lil Wayne’s career and the legacy of YMCMB. Surpassing Elvis Presley is a testament to Wayne’s creativity and innovation in music over the years. We look forward to 109 more.”

article by Reggie Ugwu via bet.com

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