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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, 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. [3] Drake has the most number-one songs on the chart with 14 currently.

Chart statistics and other facts[edit]

Artists with the most number-one hits[edit]

1. Young J - 14[3][4][5][6]
2. Drake - 12[3]
3. JCJordan - 10
4. Eminem - 7[7]
4. Khid Wzrd - 0
4. Young Thug - 5
4. Lil' Kim - 7
5. Nicki Minaj - 5
6. Bow Wow - 4
6. Lil Wayne - 4
6. The Notorious B.I.G. - 4
6. T.I. - 4
6. 50 Cent - 4

Artists with the most top ten hits[edit]

1. Lil'B - 33
2. Kevin Gates - 31
3. Ice JJ Fish - 25
4. Ludacris - 24
5. Diddy - 23
6. juniorr-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[edit]

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

Artists simultaneously occupying the top three positions[edit]

  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[edit]

  • 18 Weeks
Missy Elliott ft. Lil' Mo, Nas, Eve and Q-Tip — "Hot Boyz" (2000)
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - "Fancy" (2014)
  • 15 Weeks
Drake — "Best I Ever Had" (2009)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz - "Thrift Shop" (2013)
  • 14 Weeks
Craig Mack - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994)
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 - "Timber" (2014)
  • 13 Weeks
DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne — "I'm On One" (2011)
  • 12 Weeks
Puff Daddy ft. Mase - "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" (1997)
Missy Elliott - "Work It" (2002-2003)
50 Cent - "In da Club" (2003)
Terror Squad ft. Remy Ma - "Lean Back" (2004)
Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake — "Holy Grail" (2013)
  • 11 Weeks
Da Brat - "Funkdafied" (1994)
Coolio ft. L.V. - "Gangsta's Paradise" (1995)
Flo Rida ft. T-Pain - "Low" (2008)
  • 10 Weeks
Stop the Violence Movement - "Self-Destruction" (1989)
Mase ft. Puff Daddy - "Lookin' at Me" (1998)
Lil' Romeo - "My Baby" (2001)
Petey Pablo - "Raise Up" (2001)
Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland - "Dilemma" (2002)
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)

Sources:[3][8]

Self-replacement at number one[edit]

Lead artist[edit]

Featured artist[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

  • 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)

Total Weeks at #1 per decade[edit]

1990s[edit]

  • Total number weeks at #1 as a lead or featured artist


  • Total number of number-one hits as a lead or featured artist


2000s[edit]

  • Total number weeks at #1 as a lead or featured artist
  1. 50 Cent & Bow Wow- 7
  2. T.I., Nelly & Kanye West- 6
  3. T-Pain & Ludacris- 4
  4. Chingy- 3


  • Total number of number-one hits as a lead or featured artist
  1. 50 Cent- 41 weeks
  2. T.I.- 39 weeks
  3. Bow Wow- 34 weeks
  4. Nelly- 33 weeks
  5. Kanye West- 29 weeks
  6. T-Pain- 27 weeks
  7. Ludacris- 24 weeks
  8. Missy Elliott- 23 weeks
  9. Lil' Wayne- 19 weeks
  10. Snoop Dogg- 18 weeks

2010s[edit]

  • Total number weeks at #1 as a lead or featured artist
  1. Drake- 63 weeks
  2. Lil' Wayne- 39 weeks
  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- 27 weeks
  4. Jay-Z- 22 weeks
  5. Eminem & Kanye West, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX,Nicki Minaj- 18 weeks
  6. Rihanna- 16 weeks
  7. Rick Ross- 15 weeks
  8. 2 Chainz, Kesha, Pitbull & Wanz- 14 weeks
  9. Ray Dalton, - 13 weeks
  • Total number of number-one hits as a lead or featured artist
  1. Drake- 1256
  2. Lil' Wayne & Eminem - 4
  3. Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj- 3
  4. Rihanna, Kanye West, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz & Big Sean- 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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