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

(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.

Elvis Presley is shown performing in Providence, RI on May 23, 1977, three months before his death.
Elvis Presley is shown performing in Providence, RI on May 23, 1977, three months before his death.   (AP Photo)
In this undated file photo, singer Elvis Presley is shown in concert.
In this undated file photo, singer Elvis Presley is shown in concert.   (AP Photo/NBC-TV, FILE)
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