A Study Says Def Jam Records Is The Most Successful Hip-Hop Label

Def Jam has been crowned the most successful hip-hop record label of all time, according to a study by  New York consultant Matt Daniels.

Daniels analyzed the chart history of different record labels and determined who was the most successful according to how many hits they had on the Billboard charts. In his study, Def Jam came out on top with a total of 152 songs by 48 artists that altogether spent 1,925 week on the charts. The artists that help Def Jam win this title include DMX, 2 Chainz, Erick Sermon, EPMD and Ja Rule.

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Young Money is the second most successful label in hip-hop with 83 chart-topping tracks that spent 1,322 weeks on the charts. Roc-A-Fella Records came in at the third slot with 86 songs that spent a total of 1293 weeks on the charts thanks to artists like Jay Z, Cam’ron, Kanye West, Beanie Sigel, Amil and Memphis Bleek. Jive Records artists spent 1,255 weeks on the charts with 106 tracks by artists like A Tribe Called Quest, Chris Brown and Ice Cube. Bad Boy Records rounded out the top five with 56 of their hits spending 1,060 weeks on the charts.

Take a look at the full rundown here.

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