Lil Wayne is one prolific guy: he's never one to turn down a guest spot on another artist's song, and he keeps releasing his own stuff at a steady clip. Now it seems all that hard work has paid off, certainly in terms of historical ranking. As of this week, Lil Wayne now has the most appearances on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. With 109 entries, Weezy beats out the King himself, Elvis Presley, who had 108 between 1958 and 2003.
Now, this new record comes with a bit of explanation. All of Elvis' singles were him and him alone, whereas anytime Weezy shows up on a song, that counts as a Billboard "appearance." Only 42 of his 109 chart appearances are solo songs, so guest turns like on the Game's recent "Celebration" (#82 on the charts this week) are tallied in Weezy's favor. 31 of Elvis' songs--including "Heartbreak Hotel," "Don't Be Cruel," and "Hound Dog"--came before Billboard established its singles chart in 1958. And the cast of Glee technically has the most of all time with 204 entries, though they don't necessarily count as a single artist.
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