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Kanye West passes Michael Jackson’s record for most Top 40 hits

By Derek Lawrence, Entertainment Weekly

The always modest Kanye West now has another accolade to rap about as he has passed the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, on the list of most Top 40 hits of all time.

Billboard reports that West achieved the feat as his collaboration with Schoolboy Q on “THat Part,” the song off of Schoolboy’s latest album reached No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the 40th time that he’s landed in the Top 40.

With the success of “THat Part,” West now has the tenth most Top 40 hits of all-time amongst men. Those who still hold higher records than him include Elvis Presley (80), Lil Wayne (69), Elton John (57), Drake, (53), Stevie Wonder (46), Jay Z (45), James Brown (44), Chris Brown (42), and Marvin Gaye (41).

The rapper is sure to take pride in passing Jackson as on his 2013 track, “I Am a God,” he raps that he’s “the only rapper compared to Michael.”

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