Kanye West Passes Michael Jackson’s Top 40 Chart Achievement

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Kudos are in order for Mr. West. Kanye West’s 40th song on the Billboard Top 40 song chart—the Schoolboy Q song “That Part,” in which he is featured on—puts the rapper on the top ten list of male artists with the most songs on the Top 40 chart in history. With this new achievement, he is one Top 40 hit ahead of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who had 39 by the time he passed away.

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Yeezy is not the only male musician from the 2000s and beyond who have accomplished this feat. Lil Wayne has the second highest number of Top 40 entries, right behind Elvis Presley. Drake is in 4th place as of now, while Jay Z and Chris Brown also make the list in 6th and 8th place, respectively. With an alleged joint album between him and Drake, it looks like Kanye and Drizzy will have more entries on the Billboard chart to catapult them further on the list.

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Take a look at the top 10 below.

1. Elvis Presley (80)

2. Lil Wayne (69)

3. Elton John (57)

4. Drake (53)

5. Stevie Wonder (46)

6. Jay Z (45)

7. James Brown (44)

8. Chris Brown  (42)

9. Marvin Gaye (41)

10. Kanye West (40)