We’re halfway through 2023, and no hip-hop song or album has topped the charts yet. According to a new report from signboardnot a single hip-hop project hits the #1 spot. billboard hot 100 or Billboard 200 chart.
The news is especially shocking when compared to last June’s statistics. By that time, six rappers had released albums and reached number one on the charts.
There was also Ganna DS4Ever and Lil Dark’s 7220. Tyler, The Creator released ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’ and Pusha T released ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’. almost dry and the future fell I didn’t like you In one of the most anticipated releases of the year, Kendrick Lamar has announced his first album in years. Mr Moral & The Big Steppers.
In terms of songs, Jack Harlow’s “First Class” and Future/Drake’s collaboration “Wait For You” also topped the Billboard charts. hot 100 Chart from the same period last year.
Most of hip-hop’s superstars, including Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Future, released albums last year, and the lack of new releases from the genre’s heavyweights has contributed to the demise of No. 1 projects. .
Billboard also has its own theories about the situation, one of which is that hip-hop as a genre is “losing its dominance in terms of market share.” The publication reported that hip-hop accounts for 26% of the music market, compared with about 28% last year. This decline has been coupled, albeit slightly, with the rise in popularity of other genres such as “Afrobeat, regional Mexican music, and K-pop.”
It’s still possible that the hip-hop world will spawn a slew of No. 1 projects before the end of the year. First, all eyes are on Travis Scott as fans are eager to see him in action. Utopia LPs.
In other music news, Coachella has announced its 2024 dates.