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 song with the most weeks at number one is "Old Town Road", with a total of 20 weeks.[3]

Chart statistics and other facts[edit]

Artists with the most number-one singles[edit]

Number Artist Source
25 Drake
11 Lil Wayne [4]
10 Puff Daddy [5]
Kanye West [6]
8 LL Cool J [7]
Nicki Minaj [8]
7 50 Cent [9]
T.I. [10]
6 Cardi B [11]
Ice Cube [12]
Nelly [13]
5 Eminem [14]
Rihanna [15]
4 Chubb Rock [16]
MC Lyte [17]
Public Enemy [18]
Post Malone [19]
T-Pain [20]
Ludacris [21]
Chris Brown [22]
Snoop Dogg [23]

Note: Rihanna is a featured artist on all her number-one singles.[15]

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. "Candy Shop" (featuring Olivia) (No. 1 April 2, 2005)
  2. "Hate It or Love It" (with The Game) (No. 2 April 2, 2005)
  3. "How We Do" (with The 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[edit]

Weeks Song Artist Year(s) Source
20 "Old Town Road" Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus 2019 [3]
19 "Industry Baby" Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow 2021–2022 [28]
18 "Hot Boyz" Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott featuring Lil' Mo, Nas, Eve and Q-Tip 1999–2000 [29]
"Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static Major 2008 [29]
"Fancy" Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX 2014 [29]
"Hotline Bling" Drake 2015–2016 [29]
17 "Mood" 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior 2020–2021 [30]
15 "Best I Ever Had" Drake 2009 [29]
"Thrift Shop" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2013 [29]
"Timber" Pitbull featuring Kesha 2014 [29]
"See You Again" Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 2015 [29]
"Rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage 2017 [31]
14 "Flava in Ya Ear" Craig Mack 1994 [29]
"The Motto" Drake featuring Lil Wayne 2012 [29]
"Can't Hold Us" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton 2013 [29]

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)
  • Travis Scott — "Zeze" (Kodak Black feat. Travis Scott & Offset) (1 week) → "SICKO MODE" (Travis Scott) (10 weeks) (November 3, 2018)

Total weeks at number one per decade[edit]

2000s[edit]

Total number weeks at number one as a lead or featured artist

  1. 50 Cent – 87 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. Lil Wayne – 28 weeks
  9. Nelly – 25 weeks
  10. Snoop Dogg – 20 weeks

2010s[edit]

Total number weeks at number one as a lead or featured artist

  1. Drake – 125 weeks
  2. Lil Wayne – 53 weeks
  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – 29 weeks
  4. Post Malone – 28 weeks
  5. Jay-Z – 25 weeks
  6. Iggy Azalea – 24 weeks
  7. Pitbull – 21 weeks
  8. Rihanna – 20 weeks
  9. Kanye West, Lil Nas X – 19 weeks
  10. Eminem, Charli XCX – 18 weeks
  11. Nicki Minaj – 18 weeks

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ "Eminem Hot Rap Songs Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
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