French Montana’s star studded “Pop That” debuted this week on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart at #57, landing Lil Wayne on the charts for the 69th time as a feature. Combine this with his 31 chart entries as a lead act, and – voila! – Lil Wayne has racked up an astronomical 100 appearances on Billboard‘s R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Only Jay-Z and the late James Brown have done that before him.
Is Weezy on track to be the best rapper alive? A quick look at the numbers behind his first 100 suggest that it might me so.
Weezy’s 100 By The Numbers:
1999: The year Wayne made his first appearance, for Juvenile’s “Back That Thang Up”
13: The number of years between his first appearance on the charts and his 100th appearance on the charts. That’s an almost ten entries-per-year average!
2007: Lil Wayne sees the top of the charts for the first time as a feature on Lloyd’s No. 1 “You”
8: Number of chart-toppers Wayne has earned since
29: Number of songs Wayne has sent to the top 10
18: Number of songs Wayne debuted on the charts in 2008 alone, including his first No. 1s as a lead act: “Lollipop” and “A Milli”
8: The number of months Wayne spent in prison in 2010 after being convicted for weapons charges
22: Number of songs Wayne saw chart time for in 2011. How’s that for a comeback?
11: Number of weeks DJ Khaled’s Lil Wayne featuring “I’m on One” spent at the top of the charts, making for Wayne’s longest ride at No. 1 as a featured act
102: Number of entries Wayne has on the Billboard Hot 100, which is less than only Elvis Presley (108) and the cast of Glee (203)
All this already, and Weezy is still talking more. The rapper Eater told MTV this week that he is “paying attention to everything” and taking his time with his next album, I Am Not A Human Being II, because, he says, “Last time the music was rushed because I had to take that eight-month vacation on that island so we had rushed the music, but this time we didn’t rush the music.” Jay, James, Elvis and Glee, consider yourself warned: Wayne’s coming for you.
Lil Wayne Scores 100th Hit on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart [Billboard]
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