by Chris Lewton
Lil Wayne is now the first artist to hit number 1 with six songs on Billboard’s Mainstream R& B Hip-Hop radio airplay chart in just one year. On October 14th, he took his sixth victory with the fourth single from his latest album, “The Carter IV.” The song, titled “She Will” and featuring Drake, rose from third place on the chart to first. “The Carter IV” was listed among the top 200 albums in August, selling nearly a million copies in just its first week.
The previous record for number 1 chart list singles was held by Usher. Lil Wayne surpassed Usher’s record of four hits when his “How To Love” took a top spot, following “6 Foot 7 Foot” featuring Cory Gunz, “Look At Me Now,” “Motivation,” and “I’m On One.” The last three songs are actually titles that Wayne himself has been featured on. There has been talk of whether or not it can actually be considered fair that Wayne has received credit for singles reaching the number 1 spot when he was only a featured guest, but for now, the position of record-breaker remains his.
Other Accomplishments Scored By Lil Wayne
On top of the single-year record, Lil Wayne is also known for having the most overall records for the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. He has attained a total of 13 number one hits over the course of his entire career. As of now, “The Carter IV” has sold more than 1.5 million copies in the United States alone. In the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records, Lil Wayne is listed as having the most Billboard Hot 100 singles of any rap artist in music history. His total is 64 between the years of 1999 and 2010.
In this article, you learned about Lil Wayne and his most recent number 1 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop single, “She Will.” “She Will” is Lil Wayne’s fourth single from his most recent album, “The Carter IV.” A testament to Lil Wayne’s success, “The Carter IV” sold nearly a million copies in its first week, and has sold 1.5 million copies in just the U.S.