JAY-Z 100 Solo Hot 100 Appearances – New History made
Tell the feeling of making chart history?. Rapper JAY-Z becomes the sixth artist to achieve 100 career solo appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With his “Mood 4 Eva,” a collaboration with Beyoncé and Childish Gambino off The Lion King: The Gift, debuts at No. 90.
Now in the 60th history of the Hot 100, just five other acts has achieved over 100 entries on the chart. The “Glee” cast leads with 207 total appearances, followed by Drake (196), Lil Wayne (163), Elvis Presley (109), and Nicki Minaj (103).
JAY-Z also has five additional entries with Beyoncé as The Carters, but those tracks do not count towards his total solo entries.
Following his 100 solo entry, he’s gone top of the chart four times, starting with Mariah Carey’s “Heartbreaker” in 1999. Then Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love” in 2003, Rihanna’s “Umbrella” in 2007, and “Empire State of Mind” with Alicia Keys in 2009. Twenty-one of his 100 entries have reached the top 10.
JAY-Z’s first entry on the Hot 100 was “Ain’t No Ni**a/Dead Presidents” featuring Foxy Brown on April 6, 1996, which peaked at No. 50 two months later.
Rapper JAY-Z earns his 100th Hot 100 hit, his 7-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter also debut on the Hot 100 this week. “Brown Skin Girl,” which also features Beyoncé, SAINT JHN, and Wizkid, enters at No. 76, this marks her first appearance.
Blue Ivy initially became the youngest-person to appear on a Billboard chart with her 2012 appearance on JAY-Z’s “Glory” featuring B.I.C. The fatherly track, which dropped two days after her birth, debuts at No. 74 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart