JAY-Z Joins Drake, Nicki Minaj & More For Rare Billboard Record

JAY-Z Joins Drake, Nicki Minaj & More For Rare Billboard Record

2019-07-31T09:39:35+00:00July 31st, 2019|

JAY-Z has joined another rare club. Hov is now the sixth artist in history to attain 100 solo appearances on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

The Roc Nation boss landed his 100th entry via “Mood 4 Eva” from The Lion King: The Gift compilation. The song, which is a collaboration with his wife Beyoncé and Childish Gambino, debuted at No. 90 on the latest chart.

JAY joins Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Elvis Presley and the cast of Glee as the only artists who’ve had 100 solo appearances on the Hot 100 during its 60-year history. Hov also has five charting songs with Beyoncé as The Carters, but the tracks don’t count in regards to his solo total.

The veteran MC could gain some more company in the coming years since a few other notable artists are closing in on 100 entries. Kanye West currently has 96, Chris Brown sits at 95 and Future has racked up 88.

JAY made his Hot 100 debut in 1996 with the double single “Ain’t No Nigga/Dead Presidents,” which peaked at No. 50. He has reached No. 1 on the chart four times during his career, most recently doing so with the Alicia Keys-assisted “Empire State Of Mind” in 2009.