2017 is the best year for rap #1s since 2006

Five hip-hop songs have topped the Billboard Hot 100 so far this year.

October 16, 2017

Hip-hop in 2017 has seen the most number one singles since 2006, Billboard reports.


Five songs have topped the Billboard Hot 100 this year: "I'm The One" from DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Lil Wayne, and Chance The Rapper; Kendrick Lamar's "Humble,"; "Bad & Boujee" by Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, and most recently; Post Malone and 21 Savage's "rockstar," taking the top spot from Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow."

In 2006, the chart-topping songs were D4L's "Laffy Taffy"; "Grillz" by Nelly, Paul Wall, Ali and Gipp; Sean Paul's "Temperature"; "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire and featuring Krayzie Bone; and Ludacris's "Money Maker," with a guest spot from Pharrell.

To compare, 2016 saw just two hip-hop chart-toppers: Desiigner's "Panda" and "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane.

Listen to all of 2006's hip-hop number ones below.