Hip hop music, also known as rap music, is a genre of popular music developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans and Latino Americans in the Bronx borough of New York City in the 1970s. It consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted.
- Early 1970s, The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
- Funk, disco, electronic music, dub, rhythm and blues, reggae, dancehall, jazz, toasting, performance poetry, spoken word, signifyin', the Dozens, griots, scat singing, talking blues
The use of profanity as well as graphic depictions of violence and sex in hip hop music videos and songs makes it hard to broadcast on television stations such as MTV, in music video form, and on radio. As a result, many hip hop recordings are broadcast in censored form, with offending language "bleeped" or blanked out of the soundtrack, or ...
- Significant Song Achievements
- Significant Artist Achievements
- Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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Between 1948 and 1955, there were separate charts published for Best Sellers and Juke Box plays, and in 1955 a third chart was added, the Jockeys chart based on radio airplay. These three charts were consolidated into a single R&B chart in October 1958. From November 30, 1963 to January 23, 1965, there were no Billboard R&B singles charts. The "Hot R&B Singles" chart was discontinued when Billboard determined it unnecessary due to so much crossover of titles between the R&B and pop charts in light of the rise of Motown. The chart was reinstated as "Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles" on January 30, 1965. For this period which no chart was published, Billboard now uses Cash Boxmagazine's Top 50 In R&B Locations singles chart for stats. Beginning August 23, 1969, the rhythm and blues was replaced in favor of "soul", and the chart was renamed to "Best Selling Soul Singles". The move was made by a Billboard editorial decision that the term "soul" more accurately accounted for the "broad range o...
Most weeks at number one
20 weeks 1. "Old Town Road" (2019) – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus 18 weeks 1. "The Honeydripper (Parts 1 & 2)" (1945) – Joe Ligginsand His Honeydrippers 2. "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" (1946) – Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 3. "One Dance" (2016) – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla 17 weeks 1. "Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens" (1947) – Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 16 weeks 1. "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop" (1946) – Lionel Hamptonand His Orchestra 2. "Blurred Lines" (2013) – Robin Thicke featurin...
Songs with most weeks on the chart
1. 75 weeks – "Be Without You" – Mary J. Blige(2005) 2. 74 weeks – "God In Me" – Mary Mary(2009) 3. 73 weeks – "On the Ocean" – K'Jon(2009) 4. 71 weeks – 1. 1.1. "You Make Me Wanna..." – Usher(1997) 1.2. "There Goes My Baby" – Usher(2010) 1. 70 weeks – "Step in the Name of Love" – R. Kelly(2003) 2. 66 weeks – 1. 1.1. "Blinding Lights" - The Weeknd(2020) 1. 63 weeks – 1. 1.1. "In My Bed" – Dru Hill(1997) 1. 60 weeks – "Too Close" – Next(1997) 2. 59 weeks – 1. 1.1. "Pretty Wings" – Maxwell(2009...
Longest climbs to number one
1. 43rd week – "Step in the Name of Love" by R. Kelly 2. 35th week – "All of Me" by John Legend 3. 32nd week – "Needed Me" by Rihanna Source:
Most number-one singles
The artists with the most No. 1 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart since October 1958.
Artists with most weeks at number one on the chart
† Pre-October 1958 charts.
Most chart entries
Most entries on chart since October 1958.
Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songsis a chart composed of 25 positions that represent songs that are making progress to chart on the main R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Many times, songs halt their progress at this chart and never debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart can also be seen as a 25 position quasi-addendum to the chart, since the chart represents the 25 songs below position number 50 that have not previously appeared on the main chart.
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Hip hop songs from any year which charted in the 2021 Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100; Song Artist Project Peak position "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" Lil Nas X: Montero: 1 "Rapstar" Polo G: Hall of Fame "Up" Cardi B: TBA "What's Next" Drake: Scary Hours 2 "My Life" J. Cole, 21 Savage and Morray: The Off-Season: 2 "Wants and Needs" Drake ...
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On October 9, Scarface was arrested following the taping of the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, Georgia stemming from a warrant. The same day that Three 6 Mafia member Koopsta Knicca died of a brain aneurysm at the age of 40. On October 11, Wiz Khalifa was cited for public urination in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In the 2000s, hip hop music and hip hop culture are very popular in the United States and Canada. Hip hop musicians usually use nicknames. Many of the popular hip hop musicians from the 2000s use nicknames, such as Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Eminem, Lil' Wayne, and 50 Cent.