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Lil Wayne Passes Elvis for the Second-Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits of All Time

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Ramona Rosales

Lil Wayne photographed on Aug. 22, 2018 at Camp Magic City in Miami.

The rapper debuted four songs from "Funeral" on the chart this week.

As Lil Wayne celebrates his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as Funeral launches atop the chart dated Feb. 15 with 139,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, he also debuts four songs from the set on the Billboard Hot 100.

"I Do It," featuring Big Sean and Lil Baby, enters the Hot 100 at No. 33, followed by "Mahogany" (No. 61), "Mama Mia" (No. 87) and the album's title track (No. 88).

Notably, "I Do It" earns Lil Wayne his 82nd career top 40 Hot 100 hit, pushing him past Elvis Presley for the second-most in the chart's history. (Notably, the Hot 100 began in 1958, two years after Presley's commercial breakthrough.) Only Drake has more top 40 entries, with exactly 100.  

Here's an updated leaderboard:

Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits
100, Drake
82, Lil Wayne
81, Elvis Presley
63, Taylor Swift
57, Elton John
56, Kanye West
54, Nicki Minaj
51, Eminem
51, Glee Cast
50, The Beatles
50, Jay-Z
50, Rihanna

Lil Wayne's four Hot 100 debuts this week also bring his grand total of career entries to 167, the third-most in the chart's history, after Drake and the Glee Cast, who are tied with 207 each.