Kanye West Passed Michael Jackson for a Major Billboard Milestone

Kanye West Passed Michael Jackson for a Major Billboard Milestone

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Kanye West Passed Michael Jackson for a Major Billboard Milestone news

Kanye West has overthrown the King of Pop. According to Billboard, the multi-hyphenate rapper recently scored his 40th Top 40 hit on the Hot 100 charts, surpassing Michael Jackson and Frankie Vallie, who each had 39. It’s huge milestone for West, and he has ScHoolboy Q to thank for it.

Q’s “That Part” jumped from No. 42 to No. 40 on this week’s Hot 100 charts. And because West was featured on the Blank Face single, he’s jumped into the top 10 male artists for most Top 40 hits. Other rappers such as Jay Z, Drake, and Lil Wayne are also included in the list, but none have been able to beat out the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, who has twice as many hits as West. You can check out how the top 10 rank below:

80 – Elvis Presley
69 – Lil Wayne
57 – Elton John
53 – Drake
46 – Stevie Wonder
45 – Jay Z
44 – James Brown
>42 – Chris Brown
41 – Marvin Gaye
40 Kanye West

Clearly, West still has a long way to go before he dominates the list, but it should provide a good amount of validation for the rapper, as he’s compared himself to Jackson on several occasions—most notably in an “I am God” verse from Yeezus.

The rise of “That Part” is also big news for Q, as it marks his second Top 40 hit. The first was his 2014 single “Studio” (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid), which peaked at No. 38.

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