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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,[3] and "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea
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.[4]

Contents

1 Chart statistics and other facts

1.1 Artists with the most number-one singles 1.2 Artists with the most consecutive weeks at number-one 1.3 Artists simultaneously occupying the top three positions 1.4 Songs with the most weeks at number-one 1.5 Self-replacement at number one

1.5.1 Lead artist 1.5.2 Featured artist 1.5.3 Combined (lead and featured artist) 1.5.4 Total weeks at #1 per decade

1.6 2000s 1.7 2010s

2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Chart statistics and other facts[edit] Artists with the most number-one singles[edit]

1. Drake - 18[3] 2. Kanye West
Kanye West
- 15 3. Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott
- 13 4. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
- 10[5] 5. Jay-Z
Jay-Z
- 7 5. Lil' Kim
Lil' Kim
- 7 5. LL Cool J
LL Cool J
- 7 6. T.I.
T.I.
- 6 6. Eminem
Eminem
- 6 6. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj
- 6 7. Mase - 5 7. Nelly
Nelly
- 5 8. The Notorious B.I.G.
The Notorious B.I.G.
- 4 8. Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
- 4[6] 8. Chubb Rock - 4 8. Ice Cube
Ice Cube
- 4 8. Public Enemy - 4

Artists with the most consecutive weeks at number-one[edit]

29 weeks - Macklemore
Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis
("Thrift Shop", "Can't Hold Us") 21 weeks - Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
("Lollipop", "A Milli") 20 weeks - Drake ("I'm On One", "Headlines"); Kanye West
Kanye West
("Good Life"); T-Pain
T-Pain
("Low"); T.I.
T.I.
("Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life") 19 weeks - 50 Cent
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[edit]

50 Cent: April 2, 2005[3][7]

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

Drake: October 8, 2011 through October 22, 2011[3][8][9]

"I'm On One" (with DJ Khaled, Rick Ross
Rick Ross
& Lil Wayne) (No. 1 October 8, No. 2 October 15, and No. 3 October 22, 2011) "Headlines" (No. 2 October 8 and No. 1 October 15, and October 22, 2011) "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]

18 Weeks

Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott
ft. Lil' Mo, Nas, Eve and Q-Tip — "Hot Boyz" (2000) Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea
ft. Charli XCX
Charli XCX
- "Fancy" (2014)

15 Weeks

Desiigner - "Panda" (2016) Drake — "Hotline Bling" (2015-2016)

14 Weeks

Drake — "Best I Ever Had" (2009) Macklemore
Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis
ft. Wanz
Wanz
- "Thrift Shop" (2013) Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa
ft. Charlie Puth
Charlie Puth
- "See You Again" (2015) Pitbull ft. Kesha
Kesha
- "Timber" (2014) Craig Mack - "Flava in Ya Ear" (1994) Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
ft. Static Major
Static Major
- Lollipop (2008) Drake ft. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
- "The Motto" (2012) Macklemore
Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis
ft. Ray Dalton
Ray Dalton
- "Can't Hold Us" (2013) DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled
ft. Drake, Rick Ross
Rick Ross
and Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
— "I'm On One" (2011) Post Malone
Post Malone
ft. 21 Savage - "Rockstar" (2017)

13 Weeks

Puff Daddy
Puff Daddy
ft. Mase - "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" (1997) Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott
- "Work It" (2002-2003) 50 Cent
50 Cent
- "In da Club" (2003) Terror Squad ft. Remy Ma
Remy Ma
- "Lean Back" (2004) Jay-Z
Jay-Z
ft. Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
- "Holy Grail" (2013) Migos
Migos
ft. Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Uzi Vert
- "Bad and Boujee" (2017) DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled
featuring Quavo, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne - "I'm the One" (2017)

12 Weeks

Da Brat - "Funkdafied" (1994) Coolio
Coolio
ft. L.V. - "Gangsta's Paradise" (1995) Flo Rida
Flo Rida
ft. T-Pain
T-Pain
- "Low" (2008)

10 Weeks

Stop the Violence Movement
Stop the Violence Movement
- "Self-Destruction" (1989) Mase ft. Puff Daddy
Puff Daddy
- "Lookin' at Me" (1998) Lil' Romeo
Lil' Romeo
- "My Baby" (2001) Petey Pablo - "Raise Up" (2001) Nelly
Nelly
ft. Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland
- "Dilemma" (2002) Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
ft. Pharrell
Pharrell
- "Drop It Like It's Hot" (2004-2005) Nelly
Nelly
ft. Paul Wall
Paul Wall
and Ali & Gipp - "Grillz" (2005-2006) T.I.
T.I.
- "Whatever You Like" (2008) T.I.
T.I.
ft. Rihanna
Rihanna
- "Live Your Life" (2008-2009) Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
and Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes
- "Look At Me Now" (2011) Jay-Z
Jay-Z
and Kanye West
Kanye West
- "Niggas in Paris" (2011-2012) Rae Sremmurd
Rae Sremmurd
ft. Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane
- "Black Beatles" (2016-2017)

Sources:[3][8] Self-replacement at number one[edit] Lead artist[edit]

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
Lil Wayne
— "Lollipop" ( Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
feat. Static Major) (14 weeks) → "A Milli" (7 weeks) (July 26, 2008) T.I.
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
Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis
— "Thrift Shop" ( Macklemore
Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz) (15 weeks) → "Can't Hold Us" ( Macklemore
Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis
feat. Ray Dalton) (14 weeks) (May 4, 2013)

Featured artist[edit]

T-Pain
T-Pain
— "Good Life" ( Kanye West
Kanye West
feat. T-Pain) (9 weeks) (November 3, 2007) → "Low" ( Flo Rida
Flo Rida
feat. T-Pain) (11 weeks) (January 5, 2008) Kanye West
Kanye West
— "Run This Town" ( Jay-Z
Jay-Z
feat. Rihanna
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
50 Cent
— "Candy Shop" ( 50 Cent
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.
T.I.
& Swizz Beatz) (1 week) → "Right Above It" ( Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
feat. Drake) (5 weeks) (November 6, 2010) Chris Brown — "Look at Me Now" (Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
& Busta Rhymes) (10 weeks) → "My Last" (Big Sean feat. Chris Brown) (2 weeks) (July 2, 2011) 2 Chainz
2 Chainz
— "Mercy" ( Kanye West
Kanye West
feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz) (9 weeks) → "No Lie" ( 2 Chainz
2 Chainz
feat. Drake) (6 weeks) (September 8, 2012)

Total weeks at #1 per decade[edit] 2000s[edit]

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

50 Cent
50 Cent
- 58 weeks Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott
- 56 weeks T.I - 49 weeks Bow Wow - 40 weeks Kanye West
Kanye West
- 32 weeks T-Pain
T-Pain
- 29 weeks Ludacris - 29 weeks Nelly
Nelly
- 25 weeks Lil' Wayne - 24 weeks Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
- 20 weeks

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

50 Cent
50 Cent
& Bow Wow - 7 T.I., Nelly
Nelly
& Kanye West
Kanye West
- 6 T-Pain
T-Pain
& Ludacris - 4 Chingy, Drake - 3

2010s[edit]

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

Drake - 87 weeks Lil' Wayne - 53 weeks Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj
- 33 weeks Jay Z - 25 weeks Macklemore
Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis
- 25 weeks Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea
- 24 weeks Pitbull - 21 weeks Kanye West
Kanye West
- 19 weeks Eminem, Charli XCX
Charli XCX
- 18 weeks

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

Drake - 15 Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
- 6 Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj
- 5 Eminem
Eminem
- 4 Big Sean, Chris Brown, Jay-Z
Jay-Z
- 3 Kanye West, Pitbull, Macklemore
Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Iggy Azalea, Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa
- 2

See also[edit]

List of number-one rap singles of 2018 (U.S.) Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Billboard charts

References[edit]

^ Pietroluongo, Silvio (October 11, 2012). "Taylor Swift, Rihanna & PSY Buoyed by Billboard Chart Changes". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 4, 2014.  ^ "Rap Chart Changes From Sales To Airplay". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 114 (23): 10. June 8, 2002. Retrieved October 17, 2013.  ^ a b c d e "Marc Anthony, Toby Keith, Drake, Coldplay Score Landmark No. 1s". Billboard. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-10-03.  ^ " Hot Rap Songs – August 30, 2014". Retrieved April 28, 2015.  ^ "DJ Khaled's All-Star 'I'm the One' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-05-08.  ^ "Snoop Dogg's Biggest Hot 100 Hits".  ^ "Rap Songs: Week of April 02, 2005". Billboard. 2005-04-02. Retrieved 2011-10-03.  ^ a b "Rap Songs: Week of October 08, 2011". Billboard. 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2011-10-03.  ^ "Rap Songs: Week of October 22, 2011". Billboard. 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 

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