What with his exhausted rasp and weak metaphors (“On the road to riches/Bitch I got road rage”), Lil Wayne’s guest verse on The Game’s ‘Celebration’ is a pretty unremarkable affair. Even so, it’s just nudged him into the history books.
‘Celebration’ has debuted at No. 82 in the Billboard Hot 100 rundown, giving Wayne his 109th appearance on the charts. As a result, Tunechi – who also turned thirty today – has now made more appearances on the chart than any other artist ever. That includes previous record holder Elvis Presley, who notched up 108 appearances between 1958 and 2003.
Wayne’s high placement is largely a result of the scores of guest appearances he’s made over the years: 61% of all of his placements come are a result of features on other people’s records. Elvis obviously fares better on that count, having been credited as lead artist on all of his singles.
There a couple of further caveats. It should be noted that Presley notched up 31 chart hits prior to the creation of the Hot 100 chart in 1958. Furthermore, the Glee cast have appeared on the chart 204 times since 2009, but aren’t officially counted as “artists” (a judgement that apparently has nothing to do with merit, apparently). The appropriately titled ‘Celebration’ is below.