= List of =
*Billboard* number-one rap singles of the 2000s
Hot Rap Songs is a record chart published by the music industry magazine
*Billboard* which ranks the most popular hip hop songs in the United States. Introduced by the magazine as the Hot Rap Singles chart in March 1989, [1] the chart was initially based solely on reports from a panel of selected record stores of weekly singles sales. [2] [3] The first song to reach number one on Hot Rap Singles during the 2000s was "Hot Boyz" by Missy Elliott featuring Nas, Eve and Q-Tip, which spent a record 18 weeks atop the chart from December 1999 to March 2000. [4] [5] [6]
As a response to the music industry's move away from physical retail-available singles in the late 1990s,
*Billboard* revamped the chart from a sales-based chart to an airplay-based chart in 2002. [2] [7] Named Hot Rap Tracks, the new chart's rankings were based on each track's estimated audience, as monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems from a panel of 134 radio stations. [7] Speaking of the changes, *Billboard* stated that the new chart "more accurately reflects rap's most popular acts." [7] The first number-one song to benefit from the changes was "I Need a Girl (Part One)" by P. Diddy featuring Usher and Loon, which rose from number twenty to the top spot the week the changes took effect. [7] [8]
By the end of the 2000s, 89 singles had topped the Rap Songs chart, with the final number-one hit being "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys

[9] "Drop It Like It's Hot" by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell, which originally topped the chart for 10 weeks from November 2004 to January 2005, [10] [11] was the number-one single on the *Billboard* decade-end Rap Songs chart. [12] The top Rap Songs artist of the 2000s was 50 Cent, [13] who attained seven number-one singles during the decade—"In da Club", "21 Questions", "Magic Stick", "P.I.M.P "Candy Shop",It or Love It" and "Just a Lil Bit"—and tied with Bow Wow and Kanye West for the most number-one singles for any artist during this period. [14]
== Number-one singles[edit] ==

Billboard year-end number-one single

Billboard decade-end number-one single
Return of a single to number one|
|Contents|
|← 1990s • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010s →|
|Single||Artist||Reached number one||Weeks at
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number one
|Ref.|
|"Hot Boyz"
|
[15]

|Missy Elliott featuring Nas, Eve and Q-Tip||November 27, 1999||18|[4] [5]
|"Whistle While You TwurkYing Yang Twins||April 1, 2000||2|[5]
|"Wobble Wobble504 Boyz||April 15, 2000||6|[5]
|"Country Grammar (Hot27, 2000||4|[5]
|"FlamboyantBig L||June 24, 2000||3|[5]
|"Callin' MeLil Zane featuring 112||July 15, 2000||5|[5]
|"Bounce with MeLil' Bow Wow featuring Xscape||August 19, 2000||2|[5]
|"Callin' Me" Lil Zane featuring 112||September 2, 2000||1|[5]
|"Bounce with Me" Lil' Bow Wow featuring Xscape||September 9, 2000||7|[5]
|"Move SomethinTalib Kweli and Hi-Tek (Reflection EternalOctober 28, 2000||1|[5]
|"It's OKSlimm Calhoun featuring André 3000||November 4, 2000||2|[5]
|"SouljasMaster P||November 18, 2000||1|[5]
|"Baby If You're ReadyDoggy's Angels featuring LaToiya||November 25, 2000||8|[5] [16]
|"Oh NoMos Def and Pharoahe Monch featuring Nate Dogg||January 20, 2001||1|[16]
|"Baby If You're Ready" Doggy's Angels featuring LaToiya||January 27, 2001||1|[16]
|"Ms. JacksonOutkast||February 3, 2001||3|[16]
|"It Wasn't MeShaggy featuring Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducent||February 24, 2001||2|[16]
|"Bow Wow (That's My NameLil' Bow Wow||March 10, 2001||4|[16]
|"What Would You DoCity High||April 7, 2001||6|[16]
|"My Baby"
|
[17]
|Lil' Romeo||May 19, 2001||10|[16]
|"Purple PillsD12||July 28, 2001||3|[16]
|"My ProjectsCoo Coo Cal||August 18, 2001||4|[16]
|"Raise UpPetey Pablo||September 15, 2001||10|[16]
|"Dansin wit WolvezStrik 9ine||November 24, 2001||6|[16]
|"Round and RoundJonell featuring Method Man||January 5, 2002||8|[8] [16]
|"Lights, Camera, ActionMr. Cheeks||March 2, 2002||8|[8]
|"Feels Good (Don't Worry Bout a ThingNaughty by Nature featuring 3LW||April 27, 2002||5|[8]
|"Ballin' BoyNo Good||June 1, 2002||1|[8]
|"I Need a Girl (Part OneP. Diddy featuring Usher and Loon||June 8, 2002||1|[8]
|"Oh Boy" / "The ROC (Just FireCam'ron featuring Juelz Santana /
|
Cam'ron featuring Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek
|June 15, 2002||4|[8]
|"Hot in Herre"
|
[18]
|Nelly||July 13, 2002||7|[8]
|"DilemmaNelly featuring Kelly Rowland||August 24, 2002||10|[8]
|"Work ItMissy Elliott||November 2, 2002||12|[8] [19]
|"Air Force OnesNelly featuring Kyjuan, Ali and Murphy Lee||January 25, 2003||2|[19]
|"In da Club"
|
[20]
|50 Cent||February 8, 2003||12|[19]
|"21 Questions50 Cent featuring Nate Dogg||May 3, 2003||7|[19]
|"Magic StickLil' Kim featuring 50 Cent||June 21, 2003||5|[19]
|"Right ThurrChingy||July 26, 2003||4|[19]
|"P.I.M.P50 Cent||August 23, 2003||2|[19]
|"Get LowLil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins||September 6, 2003||2|[19]

|"Shake Ya TailfeatherNelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee||September 20, 2003||3|[19]
|"Get Low" Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins||October 11, 2003||1|[19]
YoungBloodz featuring Lil Jon||October 18, 2003||1|[19]
|"Stand UpLudacris featuring Shawnna||October 25, 2003||8|[19]
|"The Way You MoveOutkast featuring Sleepy Brown||December 20, 2003||5|[10] [19]
|"Slow JamzTwista featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx||January 24, 2004||7|[10]
|"One Call AwayChingy featuring J-Weav||March 13, 2004||3|[10]
|"TipsyJ-Kwon||April 3, 2004||5|[10]
|"Overnight CelebrityTwista||May 8, 2004||8|[10]
|"Slow MotionJuvenile featuring Soulja Slim||July 3, 2004||6|[10]
|"Lean Back"
|
[21]
|Terror Squad||August 14, 2004||12|[10]
|"Drop It Like It's Hot"
|
[12]
|Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell||November 6, 2004||10|[10] [11]
|"Lovers and Friends"
|
[22]
|Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Usher and Ludacris||January 15, 2005||8|[11]
|"Candy Shop50 Cent featuring Olivia||March 12, 2005||6|[11]
It or Love ItThe Game featuring 50 Cent||April 23, 2005||4|[11]
|"Just a Lil Bit50 Cent||May 21, 2005||9|[11]
|"Let Me Hold YouBow Wow featuring Omarion||July 23, 2005||7|[11]
|"Like YouBow Wow featuring Ciara||September 10, 2005||4|[11]
|"Gold DiggerKanye West featuring Jamie Foxx||October 8, 2005||4|[11]
|"Soul SurvivorYoung Jeezy featuring Akon||November 5, 2005||6|[11]
|"I Think They Like MeDem Franchize Boyz featuring Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat and Bow Wow||December 17, 2005||2|[11]
|"GrillzNelly featuring Paul Wall, Ali and Gipp||December 31, 2005||10|[11] [23]
|"Lean wit It, Rock wit ItDem Franchize Boyz featuring Lil Peanut and Charlay||March 11, 2006||7|[23]
|"What You KnowT.IApril 29, 2006||6|[23]
|"It's Goin' Down"
|
[24]
|Yung Joc||June 10, 2006||9|[23]
|"Shoulder LeanYoung Dro featuring T.IAugust 12, 2006||3|[23]
|"Pullin' Me BackChingy featuring Tyrese||September 2, 2006||6|[23]
|"Money MakerLudacris featuring Pharrell||October 14, 2006||7|[23]
|"Shortie Like MineBow Wow featuring Chris Brown and Johntá Austin||December 2, 2006||7|[23] [25]
|"We Fly HighJim Jones||January 20, 2007||3|[25]
|"Runaway LoveLudacris featuring Mary J. Blige||February 10, 2007||5|[25]
|"This Is Why I'm HotMims||March 17, 2007||7|[25]
|"I'm a FlirtR. Kelly featuring T.I. and T-Pain or Bow Wow featuring R. Kelly
|[a]
|May 5, 2007||5|[25]
|"Party Like a RockstarShop Boyz||June 9, 2007||7|[25]
|"Make Me Better"
|
[27]
|Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo||July 28, 2007||6|[25]
|"ShawtyPlies featuring T-Pain||September 8, 2007||3|[25]
|"Crank That (Soulja BoySoulja Boy||September 29, 2007||5|[25]

|"Good LifeKanye West featuring T-Pain||November 3, 2007||9|[25]
|"LowFlo Rida featuring T-Pain||January 5, 2008||11|[28]
|"IndependentWebbie featuring Lil Phat and Lil Boosie||March 22, 2008||4|[28]
|"Lollipop"
|
[29]
|Lil Wayne featuring Static Major||April 19, 2008||18|[28]
|"A MilliLil Wayne||July 26, 2008||7|[28]
|"Put OnYoung Jeezy featuring Kanye West||September 13, 2008||1|[28]
|"Whatever You LikeT.ISeptember 20, 2008||10|[28]
|"Live Your LifeT.I. featuring Rihanna||November 29, 2008||10|[9] [28]
|"HeartlessKanye West||February 7, 2009||5|[9]
|"Dead and GoneT.I. featuring Justin Timberlake||March 14, 2009||4|[9]
|"Kiss Me Thru the PhoneSoulja Boy featuring Sammie||April 11, 2009||2|[9]
|"Dead and Gone" T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake||April 25, 2009||4|[9]
|"Kiss Me Thru the Phone" Soulja Boy featuring Sammie||May 23, 2009||2|[9]
|"Boom Boom PowThe Black Eyed Peas||June 6, 2009||1|[9]
|"Best I Ever Had"
|
[30]
|Drake||June 13, 2009||15|[9]
|"Run This TownJay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West||September 26, 2009||7|[9]
|"ForeverDrake featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem||November 14, 2009||1|[9]
|"Empire State of MindJay-Z featuring Alicia Keys||November 21, 2009||9|[9] [31]
== Most number ones[edit] ==
|Artist||Number-one singles|
|50 Cent
|
Bow Wow
Kanye West
|7|
|Nelly
|
T.I

|6|
|Ludacris
|
T-Pain
|4|
|Lil Wayne||3|
== Notes[edit] ==
== References[edit] ==
^Keyes 2004, p. 102

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a "Rap Songs – 1999 Archive". b Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 1, 2014

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a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Rap Songs – 2000 Archive". n Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 1, 2014. ^Trust, Gary (February 3, 2012). "Drake 'Proud'-ly Rewrites Record for Most Rap Songs No. 1s". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 1, 2014

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a b c "Billboard Unveils New Rap Chart". d Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved March 1, 2014

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a b c d e f g h i "Rap Songs – 2002 Archive". j Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 1, 2014

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a b c d e f g h i j k "Rap Songs – 2009 Archive". l Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 1, 2014

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a b c d e f g h "Rap Songs – 2004 Archive". i Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 1, 2014

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a b c d e f g h i j k "Rap Songs – 2005 Archive". l Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 1, 2014

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a "Rap Songs (Decade End b Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014. ^"Best of the 2000s: Rap Songs Artists". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014. ^"50 Cent – Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 2, 2014. ^"The Year In Music 2000: Hot Rap Singles". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 112(52): 58. December 30, 2000. Retrieved June 28, 2013

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a b c d e f g h i j k l "Rap Songs – 2001 Archive". m Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 1, 2014. ^"The Year in Music 2001: Hot Rap Singles". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 113(52): 46. December 29, 2001. Retrieved June 28, 2013. ^"The Year in Music 2002: Hot Rap Tracks". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 114(52): 52. December 28, 2002. Retrieved June 28, 2013

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a b c d e f g h i j k l "Rap Songs – 2003 Archive". m Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 1, 2014. ^"Year In Music: Hot Rap Tracks". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 115(52): 65. December 27, 2003. Retrieved June 28, 2013. ^"Year In Music & Touring: Hot Rap Tracks". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 116(52): 60. December 25, 2004. Retrieved June 28, 2013. ^"2005 Billboard Music Awards Winners". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved March 2, 2014

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== Bibliography[edit] ==
- Keyes, Cheryl Lynette (2004)

Rap Music and Street Consciousness. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-07201-7.