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Ready for more Billboard chart madness? Lil Wayne — ya, this guy — just broke Elvis Presley’s record for the most appearances on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. Thanks to his appearance on the Game’s new song “Celebration”, Weezy now has 109 total entries, surpassing the 108 posted by the Presley between 1958 and 2003 (via MTV).
However, the record does come with a few asterisks. Only 42 of Wayne’s 109 entries are solo hits (three of which came from the god awful Rebirth.) The other 61 were guest appearances. Presley, on the other hand, was the featured artist on all 108 of his entries. What’s more, many of Presley’s biggest hits — including “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, and “Hound Dog” — were released before the Billboard Hot 100 chart was established in 1958. And, if you want to technical, the cast of Glee actually has the most all time entries with 204.
But for right now, Lil Wayne is officially listed as the artist with the most Hot 100 chart appearances.