Lil Wayne beats Elvis Presley as artist with most charting hits

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2012, 12:28 PM IST

Los Angeles: Rapper Lil Wayne has taken over the title of the artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits from King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley by entering his 109th single.

Wayne achieved the feat as a featured guest on rapper The Game`s single `Celebration`, reported a website. The 30-year-old `Lollipop` hitmaker only has 42 hits with him as lead artist. The rest of them are for his credits as a featured artist.

His achievement is gained in 13 years and three months, having first appeared in the week of July 10, 1999. Presley himself had accumulated 108 hits on the Hot 100 chart between 1958 and 2003. As an argument, the US standard for the popularity of music singles only began in 1958 when Presley`s career was already well underway.

Nevertheless, it was the `Glee` cast who have the most charting singles in the history in terms of non-individual act. The show, which rode the waves since 2009, has spawned 204 hits and renditions on the chart, beating The Beatles who have 71 so far.

PTI