As his new full-length Donda debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the largest opening sales counts of 2021 in the U.S., Kanye West also invades the Hot 100 songs ranking with tunes featured on the project. 23 of the 27 tunes present on the tracklist find their way to the competitive list of the most-consumed individual tracks in America, upping his career total to a historic high.
With 23 new hits to his credit, West has now sent a total of 133 songs to the Hot 100. Understandably, that is one of the most impressive sums of all time. By adding nearly two dozen new smashes to his discography at once, the rapper leaps over two collaborators and fellow hip-hop stars on the ranking of the artists who have landed the most Hot 100 smashes in history.
Now up to 133 wins, West is the musician with the fifth-most Hot 100 hits of all time. Last week, he was down in seventh place, but adding more than 20 new appearances simultaneously turned out to be enough to quickly pass two others. In his ascent on the all-time ranking, West jumps over Nicki Minaj (119) and Future (124), replacing the latter act in fifth place on the all-genre ranking.
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Included in West’s 133 Hot 100 hits are four No. 1s and 20 top 10s. While none of the songs from Donda reach the peak position on the chart, two of the most popular tunes featured on the set do begin their run on the tally inside the highest tier. “Hurricane” launches at No. 6, while “Jail” opens at No. 10.
Drake continues to lead all musicians with the most Hot 100 hits, as he is currently up to 237 smashes, though that figure is going to climb significantly next week. The Canadian rapper’s new album Certified Lover Boy is headed for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, and it appears that all 21 songs featured on the project will likely hit the Hot 100 as well, upping his total to more than 250 placements.
Coming in behind Drake on the all-time ranking of artists with the most Hot 100 successes is the cast of the TV show Glee, who sent 207 tracks to the chart during their time together. Lil Wayne appears next with 175 placements, and Taylor Swift is in fourth place with 137 charting tunes. Both Wayne and Future will advance again next week, as they are credited on Certified Lover Boy.
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