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Lil Wayne Beats Drake in Having Most Hot 100 Hits

By JaVonni Brustow / Published on Saturday, 04 Feb 2017 02:35 AM / No Comments

Lil Wayne might be in the middle of a dispute with his label, who’s been refusing to release his last album for a couple years now, but it doesn’t mean he isn’t still breaking records. It was just announced that in the 58 year history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Lil Wayne now holds the title for most Billboard Hot 100 hits by a solo artist.

You heard that right, a rapper with under a 20 year history has the most music on the Hot 100. What’s more surprising to some is that he beat the rapper of the moment who rose to stardom from under his wing, Drake. Wayne beat him by merely 1 single, and that is his feature on Wale’s Running Back, giving him a grand total of 133 entries. Drake has 132. The only artist with more Hot 100 hits is the cast of Glee with 207.

Also, to put this in perspective, the cast of Glee is a rotating collective with members rotating from 2009 to 2015. The list was created 2 years into the career of Elvis Presley who holds the record for most as a solo artist as a lead act on all 108 of his appearances, followed by James Brown leading on all 91 of his hits. Drake is the lead on about 82 of his hits, or 61%, featured on 50 and Wayne lead on 47 of his, about 35% and featured on 86.

Most Popular on the Hot 100:

207, Glee Cast
133, Lil Wayne
132, Drake
108, Elvis Presley
91, James Brown
86, Jay Z
82, Chris Brown
80, Kanye West
75, Ray Charles
73, Aretha Franklin
71, The Beatles
70, Nicki Minaj
70, Taylor Swift

To celebrate Wayne’s Hot 100 Lead, watch him perform Running Back with Wale on ESPN First Take below:


About JaVonni Brustow

Urban Conservative, Principal at VM3 Media, Co-Editor-in-Chief of and, Javonni Brustow is a Communications and Media Consultant in Washington, DC with a decade of experience as a seasoned concert producer, marketing expert and brand management expert with multiple news publications. He can be heard LIVE Sundays at 3pm on Popglitz Radio and is a regular on the 'Did She Say That' Breitbart Radio Show with Sonnie Johnson. Inquiries: