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Future Ties Taylor Swift for 10th Place Among Artists With Most Hot 100 Hits

Marcelo Burlon & Mauricio


Plus, Chris Brown ties James Brown with 91 Hot 100 hits.

Future scores his 77th entry on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (chart dated Jan. 19), as “Crushed Up” debuts at No. 46. The rapper ties Taylor Swift for the 10th-most Hot 100 hits in the chart’s 60-year history.

Among rappers, only Drake (192), Lil Wayne (161), Nicki Minaj (102), JAY-Z (99) and Kanye West (95) have more entries since the chart’s inception in 1958.

Here’s a look at the acts with the most Hot 100 appearances of all time:

Glee Cast, 207
Drake, 192
Lil Wayne, 161
Elvis Presley, 109
Nicki Minaj, 102
JAY-Z, 99
Kanye West, 95
Chris Brown, 91
James Brown, 91
Future, 77
Taylor Swift, 77
Ray Charles, 75

Notably, “Crushed Up” is Future’s first entry of 2019, and the first single off his forthcoming seventh studio album The WIZRD, which comes out Friday (Jan. 18). Future will likely add to his total number of Hot 100 hits on the chart after next week’s (dated Feb. 2), as that will be the week the album debuts.

Of Future’s 77 Hot 100 hits, 20 have reached the top 40 and two have hit the top 10: “Love Me,” with Lil Wayne and Drake, in 2013 (No. 9) and “Mask Off” in 2017 (No. 5).

Future has earned all his Hot 100 hits this decade. He first entered on the chart as a featured artist on YC’s “Racks” on April 16, 2011. The song peaked at No. 42 two months later.

Future isn’t the only act to make history on the Hot 100 this week. Chris Brown also logs his 91st entry on the Hot 100, tying James Brown for eighth-most all-time, as “Undecided” debuts at No. 35. “Undecided” is Brown’s first Hot 100 hit since “Freaky Friday,” with Lil Dicky in April, which peaked at No. 8. It’s slated to appear on his upcoming ninth studio album Indigo, which doesn’t yet have a release date.

Brown has 14 top 10 hits on the Hot 100, including a pair of No. 1s: “Run It!” (his first charting entry), which spent five weeks at No. 1 in 2005, and “Kiss Kiss,” featuring T-Pain, which logged three weeks atop the ranking in 2007.