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Lil Wayne Beats Elvis Presley as Artist With Most Charting Hits

September 27, 2012 18:57:40 GMT

The rapper re-appears on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with The Game's hit 'Celebration' this week.


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Lil Wayne dethrones the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, from his title of the artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits. The rapper has just entered his 109th single on the chart as the featured guest on The Game's "Celebration".

When it comes to the numbers, Wayne only has 42 hits with him as lead artist. The rest of them are thanks to the the Hip-Hop community that gives credit for featured artist. His achievement is gained in 13 years and three months, having first appeared in the week of July 10, 1999.

Presley himself had accumulated 108 hits on the Hot 100 chart between 1958 and 2003. As an argument, the US standard for the popularity of music singles only began in 1958 when Presley's career was already well underway.

Nevertheless, it was the "Glee" cast who have the most charting singles in the history in terms of non-individual act. The show, which rode the waves since 2009, has spawned 204 hits and renditions on the chart, beating The Beatles who have 71 so far.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by JimN on Sep 28, 2012
First, the population has increased nearly 40% percent since the Beatles and Elvis, but all of this aside I would love to get a writers perspective on the truth of why these records, existing for decades, are suddenly going by the wayside. Truth is, its all in the technology. In a nutshell, early artists released LP's and at most one or two singles may have been released. today "everything" is a single and available for "impulse" purchase instantly with a push of button. Apples to apples none of these artists could do what EP did or the Beatles did. Not even close,
posted by Jim on Sep 28, 2012
LOL
posted by rock&roll_Freak on Sep 27, 2012
This makes me mad. The world these days can't listen to real music. Rock and Roll is dying. Depressing.

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