Hip-hop has become the No. 1 genre globally. On Monday, Billboard shared that the music born in the South Bronx has become a mainstay on the Hot 100 chart.
“Rap songs have now led the #Hot100 for a record-extending 34 consecutive weeks,” the publication stated on Twitter.
Rap songs have now led the #Hot100 for a record-extending 34 consecutive weeks.
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) September 17, 2018
The streak began in the week of Jan. 27, 2018, with Camila Cabello’s song “Havana” featuring Young Thug. Childish Gambino’s viral hit, “This Is America,” spent two weeks in the No. I spot. “Psycho” by Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $igng, XXXTentacion’s “SAD!,” and Cardi B’s “I Like It” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin each spent one week in the top spot.
Drake proved to be a force on the Hot 100 with his tracks “God’s Plan,” “Nice for What” and “In My Feelings” collectively spending 28 weeks at the top of the chart so far.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.