With the release of this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again,” featured on the Furious 7 soundtrack, has tied with two other songs for the longest run at No. 1 for a rap single.
The two other songs that also hold that specific title are the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.”
In order to become the sole rap single with the longest run at No. 1, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania lyricist would have to find himself at No. 1 for a 13th week, a feat Billboard referred to as “a serious challenge.”
The specific challenge “See You Again” faces is Jamaican-born singer OMI’s “Cheerleader” record. “Cheerleader” could also find itself at No. 1 next week.
“’Again’ holds the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 despite no longer leading any of the chart’s component lists…Can ‘Again’ claim the record all to itself with a 13th week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 next week? It faces a serious challenge from OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’: it pushes 3-2 and trails ‘Again’ by a narrow margin this week,” Billboard writes.
In addition to Wiz Khalifa, Eminem, and the Black Eyed Peas, other rap artists who have had the longest-leading rap hits on the Billboard Hot 100 include Puff Daddy, Flo Rida, Kanye West, and Nelly.
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