Hate it or love it, Kanye is a legend
Say what you want about Kanye West. “Oh, he’s a pompous good for nothing turd!” Well, he might be pompous, but he’s definitely earned that right. With over 21 Grammys sitting comfortable on his mantle, Kanye West isn’t merely a rap artist anymore. To his legion of fans, the venerable artist has reached the level of immortality in the music world. He solidified that standing when he dethroned the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
Kanye passes Michael Jackson on Billboard
After teaming up with Schoolboy Q for “That Part,” Ye earned himself his 40th Top 40 single on Billboard. The song climbed from #42 to #40 this past week, helping Kanye leapfrog past Michael Jackson to enter the Top 10 list, including male artists with the most Top 40 singles.
Kanye joins an elite list of men
After passing Michael Jackson and Frankie Valli — who are tied at 39 — Kanye cracked the Top 10 with a list consisting of Marvin Gaye, Jay Z, Drake, Lil Wayne, Elvis and more!
Take a full look at the list here
1. 80, Elvis Presley
2. 69, Lil Wayne
3. 57, Elton John
4. 53, Drake
5. 46, Stevie Wonder
6. 45, Jay Z
7. 44, James Brown
8. 42, Chris Brown
9. 41, Marvin Gaye
10. 40, Kanye West