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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop’ Breaks Chart Record

(AllHipHop News) Sorry DJ Khaled, but you’re no longer the best. At least not when it comes to holding the record for the longest running #1 rap single on Billboard Magazine’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. That distinction now belongs to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis after their mega-hit “Thrift Shop” topped the chart for the 12th consecutive week.

Previously, Khaled’s 2011 summer anthem “I’m On One” featuring Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne held the title with 11 straight weeks in the top spot.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis next hurdle is passing Mary J. Blige’s all time record of 15 weeks at number one on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Blige achieved that accomplishment in 2006 with her Grammy winning song “Be Without You” from The Breakthrough album.

“Thrift Shop” is also number one on the Hot 100 for the 6th nonconsecutive week. The fifth single from 2012’s The Heist album has sold over 5 million copies to date. The Seattle duo’s “Can’t Hold Us” (which was originally released as a single prior to “Thrift Shop”) is also creeping up the R&B/Hip-Hop chart currently sitting at #5.

The rest of the Top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop songs for the April 13 publication of Billboard are Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” (2), Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” (3), Lil Wayne’s “Love Me” (4),  Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” (6), A$AP Rocky’s “F*ckin Problems” (7), Wale’s “Bad” (8), Ace Hood’s “Bugatti” (9), and Alicia Key’s “Girl On Fire” (10).

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Rising songs right outside the top ten includes J. Cole’s new single “Power Trip” featuring Miguel at #12, “Wop” by Flo Rida associate J. Dash at #14, and British songstress Emile Sandé’s “Next To Me” at #17.

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source: Billboard

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