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Birdman

Lil Wayne Is In

Elvis' League

9/27/2012 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lil Wayne is in the same league as ELVIS PRESLEY -- so says the man who co-founded Young Money Cash Money Billionaires with the rapper.

In case you didn't know, Lil Wayne surpassed the King of Rock and Roll on Billboard's Hot 100 chart today -- a record that's stood uncontested since 1958.

Now Bryan "Birdman" Williams tells TMZ, "This is a true milestone in Lil Wayne's career and the legacy of YMCMB. Surpassing Elvis Presley is a testament to Wayne's creativity and innovation in music over the years."

Elvis originally set the record with 108 songs on the list -- including the legendary "Surrender," "Burning Love," "Stuck on You," and "A Big Hunk o' Love." He shaped modern music.

But with Lil Wayne’s appearance as a featured artist on the Game’s new song “Celebration” ... Weezy now has 109 ... on his 30th birthday no less.

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Don't Slap A Ho    

There is no way this no talent butthole is as good as Elvis! He sound like an effen pteradactyl every time he sings and makes those noises. And those videos of his deposition makes him look like a bigger A.S.S. that thinks he is above the law. I like hip hop but this is no bueno!

655 days ago
17.

HRH Prince Michael    

@Laffinbear: Your clear fixation with me, used to bother me. Now? It just bores me.


@Jay: Will that be a prayer for you - or a PROPA beat-down, son?

655 days ago
18.

Nikki    

Please tell me I am reading this Bull**** wrong. I grew up listening to different music, but still heard all of Elvis. And Elvis was still alive then. This guy can't "Sing" and I don't know who whispered in his ear he was even close to being a Elvis, but they lied!

655 days ago
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royalredus    

Is there anyone else here who, without Googling it, could not name one SINGLE song by Lil Wayne? Like, seriously I don't know ANY of his songs, and I'm young and don't live under a rock.

655 days ago
20.

black dude in the South    

Lil wayne makes more money than the racists they show up on this website

655 days ago
21.

Uh    

Do you have the slightest idea the criteria that must
have been met to appear on the BillBoard list during the reign of Elvis and the current era of Wayne? Talk about Apples and Oranges. Do you know what a 45 is? And how many it took to have sold to to be on the "list" ? Do you know the tracking methods used for record sales then and
now? Do you know how many methods there are now available to obtain a recorded song versus then? Etc..

655 days ago
22.

AZB    

White people are MADDDDDDD!! lmao

655 days ago
23.

furious cupcakes    

Lil Wayne's singing sounds like the noise a chicken makes when it is in the late stages of laryngitis.

655 days ago
24.

Rusty Shackleford    

"featured artist" lol, there was 1 artist on each of Elvis' songs, Elvis.

nuff said.

655 days ago
25.

Raymond    

There's something wrong with the metric.

655 days ago
26.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

He may have done something Elvis did, but he will never, ever be in Elvis' league.

655 days ago
27.

Fallopia Lopez    

The corn in Elvis' stool was more talented than LW.

655 days ago
28.

Tim    

BULLS***

The Billboard Hot 100 didn't start until 1958, at which time Elvis had already had a number of hits like "Heartbreak Hotel."

This is a bogus "record."

655 days ago
29.

Cebz    

Wow just because you don't listen to his music or your a hater towards rap/hip hop you claim he isn't in the same league I say he is a step above Elvis's league and he will go way beyond anything anyone else will be able to do! Lil Wayne is the man and i'm Glad it was a rap artist to take the spot shows you all that this is really music and an art! Mush Love for Lil Wayne and Cash money baby!

655 days ago
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latestdiets.net    

I can't wait for a Behind the Music episode in about 5 years, "although he is bankrupt, Lil Wayne still has God in his life and has even started his own church."

655 days ago
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