Lil Wayne Becomes First Artist To Debut Two Songs In Top 5


Lil Wayne’s last few weeks have been incredible. The sole owner of Young Money not only has a number one album with his highly-anticipated Tha Carter V, he also recently became the first artist in history to have two songs from a project debut in the top five on the Billboard Hot 100.

Weezy’s songs “Mona Lisa” featuring Kendrick Lamar and “Don’t Cry,” featuring XXXTentacion made their mark on the hallowed charts at number 2 and number 5, respectively.

He is the fifth artist in history to have multiple songs debut in the top 10, joining Ed Sheeran, Drake, Travis Scott and J. Cole. According to Billboard, “Lil Wayne joins Drake as the only artists to debut four songs in the top 10 in a single week, as “Uproar” enters at No. 7 and “Let It Fly,” featuring Travis Scott, starts at No. 10.”

The site also reveals that the Young Money cohorts are the only two acts in history to have at least 22 songs on the Hot 100 simultaneously.

Streaming numbers for Tha Carter V have contributed to Wayne’s songs finding their way into song of the Hot 100’s top slots. “‘Lisa’ debuts at No. 1 on Streaming Songs, where it’s Lil Wayne’s first leader, with 43 million U.S. streams, ‘Cry’ enters at No. 2 with 36 million,” writes Billboard. “The songs also debut on Digital Song Sales at No. 5 (22,000) and No. 9 (16,000), respectively.”

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