(AllHipHop News) Lil Wayne has officially earned his 100th entry on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B Charts with the debut of French Montana’s “Pop That” record at #57 which features Wayne, Rick Ross, and Drake.
Wayne is only the third artist and second rapper in history to reach the 100th entry milestone since the R&B chart was created in 1942. However, Jay-Z currently holds the record for rappers with 108 charting entries, while the all-time charting leader is James Brown who saw 111 of his songs make their way to the R&B chart between 1956 and 1993 according to Billboard.
Wayne’s first appearance on the Hip-Hop/R&B chart was in 1999 when he appeared on Juvenile’s hit single “Back That Thang Up.” Eventually the song peaked at #5 which was the first of 29 entries that Wayne has had in the Top 10. He is currently tied with Ludacris for a rapper having the most Top 10′s.
If there is any asterisk to be added to Wayne’s accomplishment, it would be that only 31 of his 100 charting songs were his own, while the other 69 were records that the New Orleans native was featured on. Wayne’s first song as a lead was “Tha Block Is Hot”, which featured his fellow Cash Money artists at the time, Juvenile and B.G.
According to Billboard, “Lil Wayne’s popularity hit new heights in 2011, when he bowed a career-best 22 titles. He also logged his longest No. 1 run as a featured act on DJ Khaled’s “I’m on One” (11 weeks). The track also features Drake and Ross – the same guests who join Lil Wayne on his milestone 100th chart entry.
“Of his 100 charted songs, Lil Wayne has sent eight to No. 1. Among rappers, only Weezy’s protégé Drake and Jay-Z, each with nine, have more.”
Jay-Z on the other hand has had 69 of his 108 songs chart while the other 39 were records he was featured on.