News: Lil Wayne Gains Global Attention, Enters Guiness Book Of World Records
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011 6:05PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne may have to make space in his trophy case as he is now getting placed into the Guiness Book of World Records for a second time within 12 months.
According to reports, Weezy's recent run of chart-making hits has entered him in the record book.
He was first inducted by having the most "likes" on Facebook and now he has the most songs to enter the US Hot 100 Charts by any hip-hop artist, a total of 82 songs. Jay-Z is trailing behind with 66 sings, while the Glee Cast has the most of any artist on the charts with 156 songs. Weezy first entered the Hot 100 with his track "Shine" featuring The Hot Boys back in 2000, it peaked at 96. Since then only "Lollipop" and "Down" (Performed by Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne) scored the number 1 spot. Followed by "Bed Rock" (Performed by Young Money) and "We Are The World 25" for Haiti (Performed by Various Artists) peaked at number 2. (VIBE)
The rapper's latest solo album, Tha Carter IV, has sold over a million copies in just three weeks.
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV dropped two spots to No. 3 with 116,500 behind Adele's 21 (119,200) and Lady Antebellum's Own The Night (347,500). According to Nielsen SoundScan, Weezy's long-awaited new LP has sold 1,300,600 units after three weeks. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Outside of breaking records, Wayne will be going global when he travels to Australia for a one-night only concert.
A DECADE after his first and only tour of Australia, when he was nearly stopped from entering the country, US rap megastar Eminem is heading our way to play Sydney and Melbourne. Tour promoter Paul Dainty says the former bad boy has changed his ways since 2001, when then immigration minister Philip Ruddock warned him to behave or risk being deported. Dainty predicts demand for tickets will be stronger than the 50,000 crowd capacity in each city allows for, with Eminem, 38, booked to play the Sydney Football Stadium on December 2. (News AU)
The tour's promoter also confirmed the upcoming date is legit.
Promoter Paul Dainty says he expects no trouble from the headline rappers with rap sheets. "It's all very professional and there are no problems," Mr Dainty said. "We are in a different space with Eminem than we were 10 years ago. He's crossed over to the mainstream and become a pop-culture icon." (Herald Sun)
Check out some recent Lil Wayne footage down below: