Lil Wayne is now the solo artist king of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, knocking The King of Rock and Roll out of the top spot.
Since the chart’s start in 1958 through 2003, Presley racked up 108 entries on the Hot 100.
But thanks to Weezy’s appearance alongside Chris Brown, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa on The Game’s “Celebration,” which is cruising at No. 82 on the chart, the Young Money/Cash Money talent is the new solo artist to beat.
While Wayne holds the top spot for a solo act with the most entries on the Hot 100, the “Glee” crew as a unit has amassed 204 entries on the chart.
We suppose that’s just one more goal for Weezy to reach for.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Lil Wayne share a birthday today, which made us wonder what else these two stars have in common.
A decade apart – Paltrow blows out 39 candles today, while Weezy celebrates 29 years – this is a musically talented pair. Weezy’s made a successful career in the industry, and Paltrow sings – and occasionally raps – whenever possible.
Both know how to throw a party (dinner, or otherwise) and we’d imagine that if they ever combined their fetes, it’s basically a given Beyonce – Paltrow’s bestie, who Wayne’s also worked with – and maybe even Madonna would be in attendance. (Wayne is featured on Madonna’s 2009 song, “Revolver,” and Gwyn and Madge pal around, though they may have had a falling out. “Through thick and thin she’s a constant in my life,” Paltrow told V Magazine of Madonna in 2008.)
The one question would be if it would be at her beach house or his: Lil Wayne owns a $14 million La Gorce Island home in Miami Beach, Florida (which he’s listed for sale). Naturally, Gwynnie also has a beach mansion. She and husband Chris Martin purchased their Hamptons, Long Island home for $5.4 million in 2006.
And if they ever ran out of things to talk about, Wayne and Gwyneth could commiserate about how the media just doesn’t understand their fashion choices. The actress was skewered by many for her Emmys dress this year, and Weezy will likely never live down those animal print pants he wore to the VMAs – that presumed pair of jeggings even has its own Twitter account now.
Last but not least – they’ve both entered the 21st century, as Paltrow would put it.
“Thank you for all of my happy birthday wishes, just read so many…you guys make my life great,” Paltrow tweeted Tuesday. Wayne chimed in on Twitter, “Just kame out the booth and noticed it was my birthday…yeeeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!now bak to work,” and then, we’re guessing after some of that work was done, “Here’s to another year! Getting older but better with time. Luv!”
After topping the charts with “Tha Carter IV” – which sold 964,000 units, helping Lil Wayne to secure the biggest sales week for a hip-hop album or record from a male artist since 2008’s “Tha Carter III” – Weezy is racking up more accolades.
The 28-year-old rapper has scored a record-breaking 18 nominations for 2011’s BET Hip Hop Awards, spanning a variety of categories including lyricist of the year; best live performer; best hip hop style (referred to as the “made you look” award); hustler of the year and best club banger (which highlights his track “6 Foot 7 Foot” as well as his collaboration with DJ Khaled, Drake and Rick Ross, “I’m On One“).
Trailing behind Lil Wayne are Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, with nine nominations each, followed by Rick Ross, who snagged 8 nods.
The BET Hip Hop Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Mike Epps, will air on October 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.