When you've accomplished a feat on previously done in music history by Jay-Z and the legendary James Brown, you definitely have earned bragging rights.
I guess it's time for Lil Wayne to start bragging....
The Young Money boss has scored his 100th appearance on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with his latest feature on French Montana's ''Pop That'' record.
Weezy is just the third artist and second rapper to achieve the astronomical feat dating to the first incarnation of Billboard's R&B chart (the "Harlem Hit Parade") in 1942. Jay-Z leads all rappers with 108 chart titles. Among all artists, the pair trails only James Brown, who's banked 111 entries between 1956 and 1993.
Notably, Brown made all his chart appearances as a lead act, before the now-common practice of featured artists helped swell many rappers' sums of chart entries. Of his 100 charted titles, Lil Wayne has been the lead act on 31 and been featured on 69. (Jay-Z has led on 69 of his 108 hits and been featured on 39.)
New Orleans-born Lil Wayne's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs history spans 13 years and one month. The week of May 31, 1999, a then-16-year-old Dwayne Carter made his first appearance on Juvenile's "Back That Thang Up," also featuring Mannie Fresh. The song went on to peak at No. 5, becoming Lil Wayne's first of 29 top 10s. He's tied with Ludacris for the most top 10s in the chart's archives among rappers.
Jay-Z took slightly longer to make his 100th R&B/Hip-Hop Songs visit: 14 years, 10 months and one week between 1996 and 2011.
Of his 100 charted songs, Lil Wayne has sent eight to No. 1. Among rappers, only Weezy's protégé Drake and Jay-Z, each with nine, have more. Billboard