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Kanye West Breaks Out Of A Historic Tie With Elvis Presley

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at August 2, 2021

Fans everywhere continue to wait for Kanye West to deliver his forthcoming album Donda, which was expected more than a week ago but which never materialized after the rapper premiered it for tens of thousands of attendees at an in-person event held at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. While the project has been pushed back to early August, the musician does have a new Hot 100 hit to his credit this week, and it’s a special one for the star.

West scores a new Hot 100 smash on this week’s chart alongside Pop Smoke and Pusha T, as the three hip-hop talents are credited on the track “Tell The Vision,” which opens at No. 49. The cut is the elusive Grammy winner’s one hundred and tenth placement on the all-encompassing list, and with just one more win included in his discography, the pioneering artist has broken out of a tie with one of the biggest and best who ever lived.

With 110 Hot 100 appearances to his name, West finally passes Elvis Presley. The two were tied until this week with 109 apiece, but that is no longer the case. While some of Presley’s biggest hits preceded the creation of the Hot 100, the rocker still managed to score triple-digit wins on the tally. During his active years following the inception of the most important songs tally in the U.S. market (and since his passing), he has sent 109 tracks to the roster, with only a handful of posthumous tracks upping his count since his death.

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West now stands as the male musician with the fourth-most Hot 100 hits of all time. He comes in behind only Drake (235), Lil Wayne (174) and Future (124), who also sees his career total rise thanks to a feature on Smoke’s latest album. Looking at all artists, West is in seventh place.

“Tell The Vision” is one of eight songs from Smoke’s new posthumous album Faith that debut on the Hot 100 this week, and it manages to beat all the rest, starting off higher than any other tune from the late rapper. Faith opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the Grammy nominee his second leader following his passing. 

Whenever West does finally deliver Donda, he will likely collect several more Hot 100 hits, and depending on how well the set performs in its first frame of availability and how many cuts find their way to the chart, the rapper may pass his next-closest competitor, Nicki Minaj. At present, the fellow hip-hop titan has charted 119 Hot 100 smashes.

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