Lil Wayne Surpasses Elvis, Sets an Important Billboard Hot 100 Milestone

Lil Wayne in concert. Photo by Brandon Nagy/REX/Shutterstock (10042939k)

Lil Wayne and Elvis Presley probably aren’t names you expect to hear in the same sentence, but they have much more in common than you think. Both artists scored over 80 hits that reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Lil Wayne now has one more.

The American rapper managed to surpass The King and score his 82nd single in the top 40 when his Big Sean and Lil Baby collaboration “I Do It” entered the Billboard Hot 100 at no. 33. This is one of the singles from Lil Wayne’s latest album Funeral, the rapper’s fifth record to reach no. 1 in the US.

Drake still holds the record for most singles in the top 40, with a total of 100 entries. Lil Wayne is in second place with 82, only one more than Elvis. It’s important to note that the Billboard Hot 100 chart was launched in 1958, two years after Presley’s commercial breakthrough.

Most Top 40 Hits in Billboard Hot 100

100, Drake

82, Lil Wayne

81, Elvis Presley

63, Taylor Swift

57, Elton John

56, Kanye West

54, Nicki Minaj

51, Eminem

51, Glee Cast

50, The Beatles

50, Jay-Z

50, Rihanna