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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

Artists with the most number-one singles

29 Drake [4]
11 Lil Wayne [5]
Kanye West [6]
10 Puff Daddy [7]
Nicki Minaj [8]
8 LL Cool J [9]
7 50 Cent [10]
T.I. [11]
6 Cardi B [12]
Ice Cube [13]
Nelly [14]
5 Eminem [15]
Rihanna [16]
Chris Brown [17]
Post Malone [18]

Note: Rihanna is a featured artist on all her number-one singles. [16]

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 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

20"Old Town Road" Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus 2019 [3]
19"Industry Baby" Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow 2021–2022 [23]
18"Hot Boyz" Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott featuring Lil' Mo, Nas, Eve and Q-Tip 1999–2000 [24]
"Lollipop"Lil Wayne featuring Static Major 2008 [24]
"Fancy" Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX 2014 [24]
"Hotline Bling" Drake 2015–2016 [24]
17"Mood" 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior 2020–2021 [25]
15"Best I Ever Had"Drake2009 [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 [26]
14"Flava in Ya Ear" Craig Mack 1994 [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

  • 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)
  • 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


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

  1. Missy Elliott – 56 weeks
  2. T.I – 49 weeks
  3. Bow Wow – 40 weeks
  4. Kanye West – 32 weeks
  5. T-Pain – 29 weeks
  6. Ludacris – 29 weeks
  7. Lil Wayne – 28 weeks
  8. Nelly – 25 weeks
  9. Snoop Dogg – 20 weeks


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. Nicki Minaj – 25 weeks
  7. Iggy Azalea – 24 weeks
  8. Pitbull – 21 weeks
  9. Rihanna – 20 weeks
  10. Kanye West, Lil Nas X – 19 weeks
  11. Eminem, Charli XCX – 18 weeks

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