Lil Wayne Topples Elvis' Billboard Record
But the world apparently loves 'Glee' more than either of them
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2012 8:33 AM CDT
Elvis Presley is shown performing in Providence, RI on May 23, 1977, three months before his death.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Well, this is embarrassing: The King of Rock 'n' Roll has seen his Billboard Hot 100 record overtaken by none other than Lil Wayne. "Celebration," a Game song featuring Lil Wayne, debuted on the chart recently—the rapper's 109th appearance on the chart. Which is enough to top Elvis Presley's 108 songs, the AP reports. But it's worth noting that Presley had hits like "Heartbreak Hotel" before the Hot 100 launched in 1958, and thus those songs are not included in his total number. Also worth noting: Just 42 of Lil Wayne's chart appearances are actually led by him; the other 67 just feature him. Saddest news of all: Neither Presley nor Lil Wayne compares with Glee, which has the most Hot 100 songs of all at 204.

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04052063
Sep 28, 2012 11:57 AM CDT
"Saddest news of all: Neither Presley nor Lil Wayne compares with Glee, which has the most Hot 100 songs of all at 204." To be fair, GLEE does song covers. Its a lot harder to come up with original music...
bubbahotep
Sep 28, 2012 12:17 AM CDT
No real argument here. Lil Wayne -- very successful recording artist who obviously appeals to a broad fan base and has the numbers to prove it. Elvis -- same thing, plus; cultural icon who profoundly influenced everything from music to fashion and will be remembered as a vital part of American history.
Ucantusethatname
Sep 27, 2012 8:56 PM CDT
Alas, American popular music has fallen beyond description. Not that I regard the cacophony from Lil Wayne as music.