Lil Wayne has broken a long-standing record that was held by The King, Elvis Presley, as the artist with the most hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. As Wayne debuts as a featured artist on Game's "Celebration" track at #82 this week, the rapper now has 109 entries on the Hot 100 chart, surpassing Presley, who totaled 108 entries between the chart's 1958 launch and 2003. Though the Glee cast has totaled 204 entries on the Hot 100, Wayne holds the artist title, mostly thanks to his many, many features on other peoples' songs. In fact, only 42 of the rapper's solo hits account for his total, with the other 67 made up of his features on other people's songs. 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, reports Billboard.
However, Weezy reached his mark much faster than Elvis did. Presley's Hot 100 span encompasses the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception through Oct. 4, 2003 (45 years and two months), when "Rubberneckin' " ranked at #100 after peaking at #94. Lil Wayne has passed Presley's total in only 13 years and three months, having first appeared on the chart the week of July 10, 1999. But more of Elvis' songs ranked higher, as 80 of his Hot 100 entries reached the Top 40 and 25 of them were Top 10. Weezy has had 57 songs in the the Top 40 and 17 of them have been in the Top 10.
As for the rest of the Hot 100 list, the next-closest solo acts with the most entries as leads are James Brown with 91, Ray Charles with 74, Aretha Franklin with 73, and The Beatles and Jay-Z with 71 each.