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Lil Wayne Beats Elvis Presley For Second-Highest Number Of Top 40 Hits In History


Lil Wayne surpassed Elvis Presley’s number of Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits, making him the second artist with the most Top 40 hits in the chart’s history next to Drake.

When Lil Wayne dropped  a week-and-a-half-ago,  Now, his musical longevity has been proven even further with his latest Billboard feat: Weezy has officially surpassed Elvis Presley’s number of Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits, with a total of 82. This officially makes Lil Wayne the artist with the second highest number of Top 40 hits in history, next only to his former fellow man, Drake, who has exactly 100.

Lil Wayne Beats Elvis Presley For Second-Highest Number Of Top 40 Hits In HistoryJeff Schear/Getty Images for Young Money/Republic Records

With his 13th studio album, Funeral, , Wayne managed to nab himself four Billboard Hot 100 hits. According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the album’s title track sits at No. 88, followed by “Mamma Mia” at No. 87, and Mahogany at No. 61. With the and -featured song, “I Do It,” is sitting at No. 33, however, Weezy has secured his 82nd Top 40 hit of his career, allowing him to surpass Elvis Presley’s record as having the second highest number of Top 40 hits in the chart’s history. In total, Wayne has 167 career entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the third-highest number of hits besides

Lil Wayne Beats Elvis Presley For Second-Highest Number Of Top 40 Hits In HistoryJohn Phillips/Getty Images

Funeral managed to debut at No. 1 after moving an impressive 139,000 equivalent album units during its first week on streaming services. This includes 38,000 traditional album sales, the equivalent of 134 million on-demand streams. Check out full list of artists with the most Top 40 hits in history below:

Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits
100 – Drake
82 – Lil Wayne
81 – Elvis Presley
63 – Taylor Swift
57 – Elton John
56 – Kanye West
54 –
51 –
51 – Glee Cast
50 – The Beatles
50 – Jay-Z
50 –

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