JAY-Z Makes History as Sixth Artist With 100 Solo Appearances On Billboard Hot 100

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 Jay-Z performs onstage at Something in the Water on April 27, 2019 in Virginia Beach City. 

His 100th entry, 'Mood 4 Eva,' debuts at No. 90.

JAY-Z becomes just the sixth artist in history with 100 career solo visits to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as “Mood 4 Eva,” with Beyonce and Childish Gambino and featuring Oumou Sangare, debuts at No. 90 on the new Aug. 3-dated ranking.

In the 60-year history of the Hot 100, only five other acts have earned triple-digit appearance totals on the chart, which blends streaming, airplay and sales data. Glee Cast leads with 207 total entries, followed by Drake (196), Lil Wayne (163), Elvis Presley (109) and Nicki Minaj (103).

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

207, Glee Cast
196, Drake
163, Lil Wayne
109, Elvis Presley
103, Nicki Minaj
100, JAY-Z
96, Kanye West
95, Chris Brown
91, James Brown
88, Future
80, Taylor Swift
75, Eminem
75, Ray Charles
73, Aretha Franklin
72, Justin Bieber
71, The Beatles

It’s worth noting that JAY-Z also has five additional entries as The Carters (with Beyoncé), though those tracks don’t count towards his total solo count.

Of JAY-Z’s 100 solo entries, he’s reached No. 1 four times: first with “Heartbreaker,” with Mariah Carey in 1999 (for two weeks), then with “Crazy In Love,” with Beyonce in 2003 (eight weeks), “Umbrella,” with Rihanna, in 2007 (seven weeks) and “Empire State of Mind,” with Alicia Keys, in 2009 (five weeks). 21 of his 100 entries have reached the top 10.

JAY-Z first reached debuted on the chart on April 6, 1996, with “Ain’t No Nigga/Dead Presidents,” featuring Foxy Brown. It peaked at No. 50 two months later. He earned his first top 10 the following year with his third entry, “I’ll Be,” with Brown (No. 7 peak).

Notably, in the same week that JAY-Z earns his 100th career entry on the Hot 100, his daugher, Blue Ivy Carter, earns her first. Beyonce, SAINT JHN and Wizkid's "Brown Skin Girl," featuring Carter, debuts at No. 76 on the latest Hot 100, marking her first appearance on the chart.

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