The best places to find the top rap songs of the moment are the weekly Billboard and Itunes charts. Billboard uses the airplay measurements of Nielson BDS to determine the most popular rap songs, while websites such as On the radio and Doipod keep track of the rap artists downloaded most frequently on iTunes. Retail websites such as Amazon also have music charts listing top selling artists by genre. Currently, these charts are dominated by Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Flo Rida, Kanye West and Dave Skillz. The following rap hits appear at the top of multiple music charts and currently receive the most radio airplay and generate significant sales of albums and singles
Currently the number one rap song on the Billboard Rap Charts, “Love the Way You Lie” holds a variety of impressive rankings on other music charts, including the following:
The song is also ranked by Billboard as the most downloaded ringtone at the moment. This is one of few rap or hip hop songs to achieve popularity outside of the genre, likely a result of Rihanna’s collaboration with Eminem. Together, the two artists have achieved popularity across multiple genres, a feat not easily accomplished.
Unlike Eminem’s current hit, Fancy is clearly preferred by the rap and hip hop community. Still, its ranking at 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 is impressive for an artist with such a short chart history. Until this summer, only one of Drake’s rap songs called “Forever” found success, and even this was due to the featured artists Eminem, Lil Wayne and Kanye West. Currently, Drake takes second place to Eminem on the Billboard Top Rap Songs. He also ranks third with “Miss Me” Featuring Lil Wayne and has several other rap songs featured on various music charts.