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JAY-Z notches 100 solo appearances on ‘Billboard”s Hot 100; Blue Ivy makes her debut


Michele Crowe/CBS It’s official: The Carters are dominating the Billboard charts. 

On Tuesday, JAY-Z notched his 100th solo appearance on the Hot 100 tally as the recently released “Mood 4 Eva,” featuring wife BeyonceChildish Gambino and Oumou Sangare, debuted this week at number-90. The single is lifted from The Lion King-inspired compilation album, The Gift, which was executive produced by Bey. 

This impressive feat now makes Jay the sixth artist in the chart’s 60-year history to have earned triple-digital entries. The cast of Glee leads in Hot 100 appearances with 207, followed by Drake with 196, Lil Wayne with 163, Elvis Presley with 109 and Nicki Minaj with 103. 

Out of his 100 solo entries, the music mogul has landed at number-one four times: first with “Heartbreaker,” featuring Mariah Carey in 1999; then with “Crazy In Love” featuring Beyonce in 2003; “Umbrella” with Rihanna in 2007; and, lastly, the Alicia Keys-assisted cut “Empire State of Mind,” which spent five consecutive weeks at the top of the chart in 2009. 

In the same week that Jay achieved his 100th career entry on the Hot 100, his daughter Blue Ivy Cartermade her debut on the tally thanks to her feature on The Gift cut “Brown Skin Girl.” The single entered the chart at number-76 this week. Bey also lends her vocals to the empowering anthem, as does SAINT JHN and Wizkid.

As previously reported, The Gift debuted at number-two on the Billboard 200 this week, and accounts for Bey’s second top 10 album of 2019, following Homecoming: The Live Album

Cheers all around.

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