NEW YORK--()--Lil Wayne has made history as he now holds the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 hits. The previous record-holder was the legendary Elvis Presley, but Weezy exceeded the King's 108 entries between 1958 and 2003 with a staggering 109 of his own. The song that tipped the scale was Wayne's feature on The Game's "Celebration", which entered the particular chart at #82 this week.
This news comes just in time for the winter release of I Am Not a Human Being II [Cash Money/Republic Records], the rapper's tenth full-length studio album and the sequel to the chart-topping, platinum-selling 2010 smash, I Am Not a Human Being. The collection is preceded by his latest single "No Worries" featuring Detail and is available on iTunes and other digital retailers now.
Upon its release to radio this month, "No Worries" immediately became a Top 10 Greatest Gainer at Rhythm and Urban formats. Skating along on otherworldly production and spacey beats, the track sees the MC firing off some his most clever and catchy rhymes ever. Once the hook kicks in, it's abundantly clear Wayne is not a human being; he's one of the greatest rappers ever. It's also the perfect follow-up to the album's first blockbuster single, "My Homies Still" featuring Big Sean.
It's been a very busy month for the artist. He rang in his 30th birthday by giving back to the New Orleans community with the opening of his Trukstop Skate Park. It's located within the city's Lower 9th Ward Village, one of few surviving structures from Hurricane Katrina. A team effort from Wayne, Mountain Dew, the Make It Right Foundation, and Glu Agency, the Trukstop Skate Park is built completely out of recycled materials and powered by solar energy. It's also open seven days a week for the city's youth beginning October 1st.
Lil Wayne's cultural and musical reign continues with this latest accolade and the release of I Am Not a Human Being II will only solidify his iconic status further.
About Cash Money Records
Emerged as a regional hip-hop force in the mid-‘90s, Cash Money excelled throughout the next decade as one of hip-hop's most successful entrepreneurial urban empires. The influential label reigned as one of the top selling imprints again in 2008-2009 as the home base and strategic arsenal for best selling artist of the year - Lil Wayne. Originally forged in the Magnolia housing projects of New Orleans where brothers' and Cash Money founders/Co-CEOs Bryan Williams and Ronald 'Slim' Williams first earned their street reps, the multi-platform imprint (which includes hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment) has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide. One of hip-hop’s most enduring global street brands, Cash Money/Young Money has been responsible for more than a dozen gold/platinum artists; more than two dozen gold and/or platinum records, rolling out award winning albums, videos, and digital content by a diverse range of artists including Juvenile, B.G., Turk, Hot Boys, Big Tymers (featuring, among others, Bryan “Birdman” Williams himself,) Jay Sean, Kevin Rudolf. Nicki Minaj, Drake and much-heralded franchise star Lil Wayne.
About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as 3 Doors Down, Amy Winehouse, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat, Eddie Vedder, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Owl City, The Voice (NBC-TV), Gotye, Of Monsters & Men, Mayer Hawthorne, among many others.
It is comprised of innovative imprints and digital business ventures including Republic Nashville (The Band Perry), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Indie Pop (Dev, The Cataracs), Lava Records (Jessie J, Black Veil Brides), SRC (Akon, Melanie Fiona), Aware Records (Mat Kearney), Brushfire (Jack Johnson, G. Love), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), among others.
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