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Rap Songs

Hot Rap Songs (formerly known as Hot Rap Tracks and Hot Rap Singles, and also formerly called Rap Airplay) 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 songs with the most weeks at number one is "Hot Boyz" by Missy Elliott featuring Nas, Eve and Q-Tip,[3] and "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX, singles that were number one for 18 weeks from December 1999 to March 2000 and May 2014 to August 2014, respectively.[4]

Chart statistics and other facts

Artists with the most number-one singles

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

  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)
  1. "I'm On One" (with DJ Khaled, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne) (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)

Songs with the most weeks at number-one

Weeks Song Artist Year(s) Source
19 "Old Town Road" Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus 2019 [23]
18 "Hot Boyz" Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott featuring Lil' Mo, Nas, Eve and Q-Tip 1999-2000 [24]
"Fancy" Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX 2014 [24]
"Hotline Bling" Drake 2015-16 [24]
15 "Best I Ever Had" Drake 2009 [24]
"Thrift Shop" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2013 [24]
"Timber" Pitbull featuring Kesha 2014 [24]
"See You Again" Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 2015 [24]
"Rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage 2017 [25]
14 "Flava in Ya Ear" Craig Mack 1994 [24]
"Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static Major 2008 [24]
"The Motto" Drake featuring Lil Wayne 2012 [24]
"Can't Hold Us" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton 2013 [24]

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)
  • Travis Scott -- "Zeze" (Kodak Black feat. Travis Scott & Offset) (1 Week) -> "SICKO MODE" (Travis Scott) (6 Weeks) (November 3, 2018)

Total weeks at #1 per decade

2000s

  • Total number weeks at #1 as a lead or featured artist
  1. 50 Cent - 58 weeks
  2. Missy Elliott - 56 weeks
  3. T.I - 49 weeks
  4. Bow Wow - 40 weeks
  5. Kanye West - 32 weeks
  6. T-Pain - 29 weeks
  7. Ludacris - 29 weeks
  8. Nelly - 25 weeks
  9. Lil' Wayne - 24 weeks
  10. Snoop Dogg - 20 weeks

2010s

  • Total number weeks at #1 as a lead or featured artist
  1. Drake - 87 weeks
  2. Lil' Wayne - 53 weeks
  3. Jay Z - 25 weeks
  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - 25 weeks
  5. Iggy Azalea - 24 weeks
  6. Pitbull - 21 weeks
  7. Kanye West, Lil Nas X - 19 weeks
  8. Eminem, Charli XCX - 18 weeks

See also

References

  1. ^ Pietroluongo, Silvio (October 11, 2012). "Taylor Swift, Rihanna & PSY Buoyed by Billboard Chart Changes". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Rap Chart Changes From Sales To Airplay". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 114 (23): 10. June 8, 2002. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Marc Anthony, Toby Keith, Drake, Coldplay Score Landmark No. 1s". Billboard. 2011-10-03. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Hot Rap Songs - August 30, 2014". Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Drake Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Lil Wayne Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Kanye West Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "50 Cent Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Bow Wow Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "T.I. Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Ice Cube Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Nelly Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "Nicki Minaj Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Chubb Rock Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Public Enemy Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "Post Malone Hot Rap Songs Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "T-Pain Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Ludacris Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Chris Brown Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "Rap Songs: Week of April 02, 2005". Billboard. 2005-04-02. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Rap Songs: Week of October 08, 2011". Billboard. 2011-10-08. Retrieved .
  22. ^ "Rap Songs: Week of October 22, 2011". Billboard. 2011-10-22. Retrieved .
  23. ^ "Rap Music: Top Rap Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved .
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Mendizabal, Amaya (25 January 2016). "Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Ties Hot Rap Songs Chart Record". billboard.com. Billboard Music. Retrieved 2018.
  25. ^ ""Rockstar" Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Billboard Music. Retrieved 2018.

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