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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. From 1989 through 2001, it was based on how much the single sold in that given week. 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. The current number one is Bad and Boujee by Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert.

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Artists with the most number-one singles

1. Drake - 17 2. Kanye West - 9 2. Lil Wayne - 9 3. LL Cool J - 8 4. Jay-Z - 7 4. Lil' Kim - 7 5. T.I. - 6 5. Eminem - 6 5. Nicki Minaj - 6 6. Nelly - 5 7. The Notorious B.I.G. - 4 7. Chubb Rock - 4 7. Ice Cube - 4 7. Public Enemy - 4

Artists with the most consecutive weeks at number-one

  • 29 weeks - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ("Thrift Shop", "Can't Hold Us")
  • 21 weeks - Lil Wayne ("Lollipop", "A Milli")
  • 20 weeks - Drake ("I'm On One", "Headlines"); T-Pain ("Good Life", "Low"); T.I. ("Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life")
  • 19 weeks - 50 Cent ("Candy Shop", "Hate It Or Love It", "Just A Lil Bit")
  • Note: Above chart only considers songs that charted in 2004 or later

    Artists simultaneously occupying the top three positions

  • 50 Cent: April 2, 2005
    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)
  • Drake: October 8, 2011 through October 22, 2011
    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

  • 18 Weeks
  • Missy Elliott ft. Lil' Mo, Nas, Eve and Q-Tip — "Hot Boyz" (2000)
  • 16 Weeks
  • Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - "Fancy" (2014) Desiigner - "Panda" (2016) Drake — "Hotline Bling" (2015-2016)
  • 15 Weeks
  • Drake — "Best I Ever Had" (2009) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz - "Thrift Shop" (2013) Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth - "See You Again" (2015) Pitbull ft. Kesha - "Timber" (2014)
  • 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)
  • 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:

    Lead artist

  • Bow Wow — "Let Me Hold You" (Bow Wow feat. Omarion) (7 weeks) → "Like You" (Bow Wow feat. Ciara) (4 weeks) (September 10, 2005)
  • Lil Wayne — "Lollipop" (Lil Wayne feat. Static Major) (14 weeks) → "A Milli" (7 weeks) (July 26, 2008)
  • T.I. — "Whatever You Like" (10 weeks) → "Live Your Life" (T.I. feat. Rihanna) (10 weeks) (November 29, 2008)
  • Drake — "Make Me Proud" (Drake feat. Nicki Minaj) (1 week) → "The Motto" (Drake feat. Lil Wayne) (14 weeks) (February 18, 2012)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — "Thrift Shop" (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz) (15 weeks) → "Can't Hold Us" (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton) (14 weeks) (May 4, 2013)
  • 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)
  • 2000s

  • Total number weeks at #1 as a lead or featured artist
    1. 50 Cent - 41 weeks
    2. T.I. - 39 weeks
    3. Bow Wow - 34 weeks
    4. Missy Elliott - 33 weeks
    5. Kanye West - 29 weeks
    6. T-Pain - 29 weeks
    7. Ludacris - 29 weeks
    8. Nelly - 25 weeks
    9. Lil' Wayne - 24 weeks
    10. Snoop Dogg - 20 weeks
  • Total number of number-one hits 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

    2010s

  • Total number weeks at #1 as a lead or featured artist
    1. Drake - 87 weeks
    2. Lil' Wayne - 52 weeks
    3. Nicki Minaj - 29 weeks
    4. Jay Z - 28 weeks
    5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - 26 weeks
    6. Iggy Azalea - 24 weeks
    7. Pitbull - 21 weeks
    8. Kanye West - 19 weeks
    9. Eminem, Charli XCX - 18 weeks
  • Total number of number-one hits as a lead or featured artist
    1. Drake - 14
    2. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj - 5
    3. Eminem - 4
    4. Big Sean, Chris Brown, Jay-Z - 3
    5. Kanye West, Pitbull, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Iggy Azalea, Wiz Khalifa - 2

    References

    Hot Rap Songs Wikipedia


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