Things keep getting better for Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. With a ninth week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs , their breakout hit "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, ties The Notorious B.I.G.'s "One More Chance/Stay With Me" (1995) and 50 Cent's "In Da Club" (2003) for the second longest No. 1 run for a rap song.
As if joining the ranks of such classic titles weren't enough, the duo's second single "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, leaps 20-10 in its 16th week on the list. The cut experienced a huge boost following its performance on "Saturday Night Live's" March 3 broadcast and, digitally, rose another 53% to 71,000 downloads last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
At No. 2 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs is Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z (3-2), which swaps places with Drake's "Started from the Bottom" (2-3). Although "Thrift Shop" has been in decline over the last few weeks, its point total is so far ahead of the No. 2 position that it will take numerous weeks for either "Suit & Tie" or "Started from the Bottom" to overtake No. 1.
Lil Wayne's "Love Me," featuring Drake and Future, and A$AP Rocky's "F**kin Problems," featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, stay put at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively, while Rihanna's "Pour it Up" (7-6) trades places with Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire," featuring Nicki Minaj (6-7). The title track off Keys' fifth studio album has now spent 23 weeks in the list's top 10.
Closing out the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs top 10 are Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice," featuring Drake, and Rihanna's "Diamonds" holding steady at Nos. 8 and 9, respectively, with the aforementioned new entry to the region, "Can't Hold Us," at No. 10.
Over on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" posts a third week at No. 1 despite a 29% decrease to 29,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rihanna's "Unapologetic" holds tight at No. 2 with a 1% rise to 29,000 as well. Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" steps 4-3 with a 10% increase to 17,000 copies followed by A$AP Rocky's "Long.Live.A$AP" which re-enters the top five despite a 10% drop to 11,000 copies.
At No. 5 on the list is the Weeknd's "Trilogy" which jumps 10-5 with a 36% lift to 11,000 copies. 73% of those sales were downloads.
Meanwhile, the set was released on vinyl for the first time on Tuesday, March 12. The special edition six-disc vinyl set is limited to 500 copies worldwide and costs a whopping $199. Each copy is hand-numbered and signed the Weeknd himself.
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