Kanye West Earns 50th Rhythmic Songs Chart Hit As 'Watch' Debuts

Kanye West performs at The Fox Theater
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Kanye West performs at The Fox Theater on July 25, 2015 in Atlanta.

Kanye West earns his 50th career entry on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart thanks to his featured role on Travis Scott’s “Watch,” which debuts at No. 33 on the list dated June 23. The tune arrives on the survey via a 20 percent surge in plays in the week ending June 17, according to Nielsen Music.

West becomes the ninth act to tally at least 50 Rhythmic Songs hits since the chart began on Oct. 3, 1992.

Of West's 50 entries, 31 were as a lead artist, while 19 boasted West as a featured act on another artist's song. 

Here’s a look at all the acts who have reached notched at least 50 hits on the Rhythmic Songs chart:

93, Lil Wayne
84, Chris Brown
78, Drake
66, Nicki Minaj
58, JAY-Z
53, Rihanna
51, Pitbull
50, Kanye West
50, Ludacris

West made his Rhythmic Songs debut in December 2003 with his featured turn on Twista's “Slow Jamz,” which also featured Jamie Foxx. The tune debuted at No. 40 and later hit No. 1 for three weeks. “Jamz” was the first of West's seven leaders to date. He most recently topped the survey with 2012’s “Mercy,” alongside Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, which led for one week.


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