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Snoop Dogg — topping the charts

Popular rapper spends weeks at the peak
/ Source: Billboard

Snoop Dogg’s preeminent spot in the rap world is evidenced by a quick look at his performance on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Five of his albums have topped the chart, including his 1993 solo debut, “Doggy Style,” which spent five weeks at the peak. (The set spent nearly two years on the chart.) His most recent album, “Paid Tha Cost to Be Da Bo$$,” debuted at No. 3 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Snoop Dogg's Top 10 singles are based upon the rap chart published in Billboard sister publication Airplay Monitor. One may wonder why hit singles like “Nuthin’ but a OG’ Thang” and “Dre Day” are not on this list. Both of those hits, though they featured Snoop Dogg, were only credited to Dr. Dre.

Snoop Dogg has never had a No. 1 rap title — though he has reached No. 2 three times, with “Episode,” “Gin and Juice” and his most recent hit, this year’s “Beautiful.” The latter has become his biggest hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, where it reached Nos. 6 and 3, respectively.

Titles on these charts are ordered by peak position on their respective chart. If more than one title peaked at the same position, ties were broken by the number of weeks spent at the peak. Remaining ties were broken by the number of weeks on the chart and then by the number of weeks spent in the top 10 and/or top 40, depending on where the title peaked.

Top R&B/Hip-hop albums
Rank — Title — Peak Position — Weeks on Chart — Debut Date — Label

1. “Doggy Style” — No. 1 — five — Dec. 11, 1993 — Death Row/Interscope

2. “Tha Last Meal” — No. 1 — four — Jan. 6, 2001 — No Limit/Priority

3. “Da Game Is to Be Sold — Not to Be Told” — No. 1 —three — Aug. 15, 1998 — Death Row/Interscope

4. “No Limit Top Dogg” — No. 1 — one — May 29, 1999 —No Limit/Priority

5. “Tha Doggfather” — No. 1 — one — Nov. 23, 1996 —Death Row/Interscope

Hot rap singles
Rank — Title — Peak Position — Debut Date — Label

1. “The Next Episode” (Dr. Dre Featuring Snoop Dogg) — No. 2 — April 29, 2000 — Aftermath/Interscope

2. “Gin and Juice” — No. 2 — Dec. 25, 1993 — Death Row/Interscope

3. “Beautiful” (Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson) — No. 2 — Feb. 1, 2003 — Doggy Style/Priority/Capitol

4. “What’s My Name?” — No. 3 — Dec. 18, 1993 — Death Row/Interscope

5. “Doggy Dogg World” — No. 4 — April 30, 1994 — Death Row/Interscope

6. “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head” — No. 5 — Nov. 2, 1996 —Death Row/Interscope

7. “Still a G Thang” — No. 5 — Aug. 15, 1998 — No Limit/Priority

8. “B-Please” (Snoop Dogg Featuring Xzibit & Nate Dogg) —No. 8 — Aug, 28, 1999 — No Limit/Priority

9. “Lay Low” (Snoop Dogg Featuring Master P, Nate Dogg, Butch Cassidy & Tha Eastsidaz) — No. 8 — Feb. 24, 2001 — No Limit/Priority

10. “Snoop Dogg” — No. 11 — Dec. 9, 2000 — No Limit/Priority.© 2003 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters.