The 25 Longest-Charting Hip-Hop Albums in Billboard 200 History
Kendrick Lamar recently added another entry to his long list of accomplishments when his good kid, m.A.A.d city album became the longest-charting hip-hop studio album in the history of the Billboard 200.
Released in 2012, the multiplatinum album from the Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning rap star—which featured “Swimming Pools (Drank),” the Drake-assisted “Poetic Justice” and “Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe”—has spent a total of 359 weeks on Billboard’s top album chart. The current hip-hop chart ironman took the crown from Eminem, whose 2002 effort The Eminem Show previously reigned supreme as the longest running hip-hop album on the Billboard 200 (357 weeks).
Although K. Dot’s good kid, m.A.A.d is the current titleholder for longest-charting hip-hop studio album, Slim Shady’s greatest hits compilation Curtain Call: The Hits has spent a little over 100 more weeks on Billboard’s top album chart than good kid with 462 weeks. Both Dr. Dre protégés have dropped multiple albums that have spent almost two years on the Billboard 200.
Drake, who also has dropped multiple albums that have lasted on the Billboard 200 for more than 100 weeks, finds his sophomore album Take Care (341 weeks) landing in third place on the list of the longest running hip-hop albums on the Billboard 200. Post Malone, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, The Notorious B.I.G. and Lauryn Hill have also had long runs on the Billboard album chart.
Scroll down below to see 25 of the longest-charting hip-hop albums in Billboard 200 history.
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