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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 19 weeks. [3]

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Chart statistics and other facts

Artists with the most number-one singles

NumberArtistSource
23 Drake [4]
11 Lil Wayne [5]
10 Puff Daddy [6]
9 Kanye West [7]
7 50 Cent [8]
Bow Wow [9]
T.I. [10]
6 Ice Cube [11]
Nelly [12]
Nicki Minaj [13]
5 Cardi B [14]
4 Chubb Rock [15]
MC Lyte [16]
Public Enemy [17]
Post Malone [18]
T-Pain [19]
Ludacris [20]
Chris Brown [21]

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 Game) (No. 2 April 2, 2005)
  3. "How We Do" (with 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

WeeksSongArtistYear(s)Source
20"Old Town Road" Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus 2019 [3]
18"Hot Boyz" Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott featuring Lil' Mo, Nas, Eve and Q-Tip 1999-2000 [26]
"Lollipop"Lil Wayne featuring Static Major 2008 [26]
"Fancy" Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX 2014 [26]
"Hotline Bling" Drake 2015-16 [26]
17"Mood" 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior 2020-2021 [27]
15"Best I Ever Had"Drake2009 [26]
"Thrift Shop" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2013 [26]
"Timber" Pitbull featuring Kesha 2014 [26]
"See You Again" Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 2015 [26]
"Rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage 2017 [28]
14"Flava in Ya Ear" Craig Mack 1994 [26]
"The Motto"Drake featuring Lil Wayne 2012 [26]
"Can't Hold Us"Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton 2013 [26]

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 #1 per decade

2000s

  • Total number weeks at #1 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 (GGN)

2010s

  • Total number weeks at #1 as a lead or featured artist
  1. Drake - 120 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

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