Published Sep 27, 2012Sorry, Elvis, but it looks as if Lil Wayne is the new king — at least when it comes to the Billboard singles charts. The rapper just passed Elvis Presley's record for most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the artist with the most appearances on the chart.
Weezy clinched this honour with his featured appearance on Game's single "Celebration," which also features Chris Brown, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa. This means that his name has appeared in the Hot 100 a whopping 109 times, beating Elvis's 108 appearances.
As impressive as Lil Wayne's achievement is, there are a few technicalities we should draw your attention to. Billboard points out that, while Wayne is the musical artist with most appearances on the Hot 100, the cast of the TV show Glee actually holds the record with 204 chart appearances (thanks to the show's tendency to release multiple cover tunes each week).
Also, only 42 of Weezy's hits list him as the lead artist, while he's a featured guest on the other 67. Elvis, on the other hand, was the lead artist on all 108 of his entries. What's more, some of Elvis's biggest hits like "Heartbreak Hotel," "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog," came before the Hot 100 was invented in 1958.
Still, let's not detract from Weezy's honour too much. With I Am Not a Human Being II set for a December release, the hip-hop star is likely to have more chart entries soon.