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Lil Wayne Beats Elvis Presley

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There's a new king of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. This Thursday, rapper Lil Wayne made his 109th debut on the chart with the new track "Celebration," which entered at No. 82, taking the number one spot away from music legend Elvis Presley. In fact, Wayne achieved this feat while he likely celebrated his birthday, seeing as the two events fell on the same day. 

Presley had worn the Hot 100 crown for 45 years, his most recent feature on the chart being 2003's  "Rubberneckin." However, his famous hits like "Hound Dog" and "Heartbreak Hotel" pre-date 1958 when the Billboard 100 chart was established. Then again, Wayne toppled Presley's record in only 13 years, his first Hot 100 debut being in 1999. Weezy has steadily been climbing the hip hop hierarchy, making a name for himself through his music and his money. The rapper came in at fifth place on Billboard's list of top-earning performers in 2011, after having made $23.1 million that year.

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