Lil Wayne tops Elvis’s Bill­board Hot 100 record

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — Lil Wayne is not only mak­ing rap his­tory, he’s mak­ing rock ’n’ roll his­tory: the rap­per has sur­passed Elvis Pres­ley as the male with the most en­tries on Bill­board’s Hot 100 chart.

Lil Wayne now has 109 songs on that chart with Thurs­day’s de­but of Game’s song Cel­e­bra­tion, where he is a guest along­side Chris Brown, Tyga and Wiz Khal­ifa. Of his 109 charted songs, only 42 are led by Lil Wayne; 67 are songs where he is the fea­tured act. Thurs­day is the rap­per’s 30th birthday. Pres­ley to­talled 108 songs on the Hot 100 since it launched in 1958. Pres­ley’s ca­reer kicked off be­fore that and sev­eral of his songs — like Heart­break Ho­tel — could not be in­cluded in his to­tal num­ber.

The Glee cast has the most Hot 100 en­tries with 204.

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