Lil Wayne Sets Record as First Artist to Debut Two Songs in Top Five of Billboard Hot 100
Fresh off unleashing his first new album in three years, Lil Wayne makes music industry history. Today (Oct. 8), the folks at Billboard report that Weezy's XXXTentacion-assisted Carter V single "Don't Cry" and his Kendrick Lamar-featured track "Mona Lisa" both debuted in the top five of Billboard's Hot 100 chart simultaneously. Weezy F. Baby is now the only artist to ever accomplish this feat.
Wayne's much talked-about song "Mona Lisa" lands at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart, while "Don't Cry" lands No. 5. In an additional note, 22 of Tha Carter V's 23 tracks found spots in the Billboard Hot 100. As Billboard notes, Drake is the only other artist to have at least 22 songs on the chart at once.
Other Carter V tracks holding down slots in the Hot 100 chart include "Uproar" (No. 7) and "Let It Fly" (No. 10), a track that includes a feature from Travis Scott.
News of Weezy's feats comes on the heels of his Tha Carter V album landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The LP, which marked his first Tha Carter installment since 2011's Tha Carter VI, moved 480,000 equivalent album units in its first week. In other words, it's Weezy season once again.
In other Hot 100 chart news, Maroon 5's Cardi B-featuring single "Girls Like You" has once again claimed the No. 1 spot on the chart. This is the third week in which the track has done so. Meanwhile, Juice Wrld's breakout song "Lucid Dreams" has dropped from No. 2 to No. 3. Post Malone's "Better Now" is holding down the No. 4 spot, while Drizzy's dominant Scorpion single "In My Feelings" locks down the No. 9 slot. The 6ix God also appears on Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode," which is currently No. 6 on the chart.
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