Hot Rap Songs

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Hot Rap Songs (formerly known as Hot Rap Tracks and Hot Rap Singles) is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. It lists the 25 most popular hip-hop/rap songs, calculated weekly by airplay on rhythmic and urban radio stations and sales in hip hop-focused or exclusive markets. Streaming data and digital downloads were added to the methodology of determining chart rankings in 2012.1 From 1989 through 2001, it was based on how much the single sold in that given week.2 The most weeks at number one was "Hot Boyz" by Missy Elliott featuring Nas, Eve and Q-Tip, a single that was number one for 18 weeks from December 1999 to March 2000.3 Drake has the most number-one songs on the chart with 14 currently.

Chart statistics and other facts

Artists with the most number-one hits

1. Drake - 143456
2. Diddy - 93
3. Kanye West - 8
4. Eminem - 77
4. LL Cool J - 7
4. Snoop Dogg - 7
6. Bow Wow - 4
6. Lil Wayne - 4
6. The Notorious B.I.G. - 4
6. T.I. - 4
6. 50 Cent - 4
6. Lil' Kim - 4
6. Nicki Minaj - 4

Artists with the most top ten hits

1. Drake - 33
2. Lil Wayne - 31
3. Snoop Dogg - 25
4. Ludacris - 24
5. Diddy - 23
6. LL Cool J - 22
6. Kanye West - 22
6 Jay-Z - 22
6. T.I. - 22
10. 50 Cent - 20

Artists with the most consecutive weeks at number-one

Note: Above chart only considers songs that charted in 2004 or later

Artists simultaneously occupying the top three positions

  • Drake: October 8, 2011 through October 22, 2011389
  1. "I'm On One" (No. 1 October 8, No. 2 October 15, and No. 3 October 22, 2011)
  2. "Headlines" (No. 2 October 8 and No. 1 October 15, and October 22, 2011)
  3. "She Will"(with Lil Wayne) (No. 3 October 8 and October 15, and No. 2 October 22, 2011)
  1. "Candy Shop"(featuring Olivia) (No. 1 April 2, 2005)
  2. "Hate It or Love It"(with Game) (No. 2 April 2, 2005)
  3. "How We Do"(with Game) (No. 3 April 2, 2005)

Songs with the most weeks at number-one

  • 18 Weeks
Missy Elliott ft. Lil' Mo, Nas, Eve and Q-Tip — "Hot Boyz" (2000)
  • 15 Weeks
Drake — "Best I Ever Had" (2009)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz - "Thrift Shop" (2013)
  • 14 Weeks
Lil Wayne ft. Static Major - "Lollipop" (2008)
Drake ft. Lil Wayne - "The Motto" (2012)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us" (2013)
Pitbull ft. Kesha - "Timber" (2014)
  • 13 Weeks
DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne — "I'm On One" (2011)
  • 12 Weeks
Terror Squad ft. Remy Ma - "Lean Back" (2004)
Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake — "Holy Grail" (2013)
  • 11 Weeks
Flo Rida ft. T-Pain - "Low" (2008)
  • 10 Weeks
Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell - "Drop It Like It's Hot" (2004-2005)
Nelly ft. Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp - "Grillz" (2005-2006)
T.I. - "Whatever You Like" (2008)
T.I. ft. Rihanna - "Live Your Life" (2008-2009)
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - "Look At Me Now" (2011)
Jay-Z and Kanye West - "Niggas in Paris" (2011-2012)

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Note: Above list only includes songs which topped the chart in 2004 or later.

Self-replacement at number one

Lead artist

Featured artist

  • T-Pain — "Good Life" (Kanye West feat T-Pain) (9 weeks) (November 3, 2007) → "Low" (Flo Rida feat. T-Pain) (11 weeks) (January 5, 2008)
  • Kanye West — "Run This Town" (Jay-Z feat. Rihanna & Kanye West) (7 weeks) → "Forever" (Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, & Eminem) (1 week) (November 14, 2009)

Combined (lead and featured artist)

  • 50 Cent — "Candy Shop" (50 Cent feat. Olivia) (6 weeks) → "Hate It or Love It" (The Game feat. 50 Cent) (4 weeks) (April 23, 2005) → "Just a Lil Bit" (50 Cent) (9 weeks) (May 21, 2005)
  • Drake — "Fancy" (Drake feat. T.I. & Swizz Beatz) (1 week) → "Right Above It" (Lil Wayne feat. Drake) (5 weeks) (November 6, 2010)
  • Chris Brown — "Look at Me Now" (Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) (10 weeks) → "My Last" (Big Sean feat. Chris Brown) (2 weeks) (july 2, 2011)
  • 2 Chainz — "Mercy" (Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz) (9 weeks) → "No Lie" (2 Chainz feat. Drake) (6 weeks) (September 8, 2012)

See also

References

  1. ^ Pietroluongo, Silvio (October 11, 2012). "Taylor Swift, Rihanna & PSY Buoyed by Billboard Chart Changes". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rap Chart Changes From Sales To Airplay". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 114 (23): 10. June 8, 2002. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Marc Anthony, Toby Keith, Drake, Coldplay Score Landmark No. 1s". Billboard. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Rap Songs : Feb 11, 2012 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. 2012-02-11. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  5. ^ "Rap Songs : Feb 18, 2012 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  6. ^ "News - Events, Festivals, Concert Reviews, Shows - Page 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  7. ^ "Lorde's 'Royals' Rules Hot 100 for Sixth Week". Billboard. 1964-05-16. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  8. ^ a b "Rap Songs: Week of October 08, 2011". Billboard. 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  9. ^ "Rap Songs: Week of October 22, 2011". Billboard. 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  10. ^ "Rap Songs: Week of April 02, 2005". Billboard. 2005-04-02. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 

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