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How Does Roddy Ricch's 2020 Compare to Some of the Most Dominant Years Ever on the Billboard Hot 100?

Roddy Ricch
Jai Lennard

Roddy Ricch photographed on Jan. 31, 2020 at Outpost Studio in Brooklyn. 

The rapper has spent 18 weeks at No. 1 so far.

Roddy Ricch has spent 18 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 so far in 2020. How does that stack up against the greatest single-year dominations in the chart's history?

The rapper ruled the Hot 100 for 11 weeks beginning on Jan. 18 with "The Box." On the latest, Aug. 1-dated chart, he adds a seventh week at No. 1 as featured on DaBaby's "Rockstar."

With 18 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 2020, Roddy Ricch's year now stands among the 10-most triumphant in terms of the most weeks any artist has spent atop the chart in a January-December span.

Here's a look at the artists to spend the most time at No. 1 in a single year over the Hot 100's 62-year history (including both lead and featured billings):

29 weeks, Drake, 2018
28 weeks, Usher, 2004
26 weeks, The Black Eyed Peas, 2009
19 weeks, Lil Nas X, 2019
19 weeks, Drake, 2016
19 weeks, Puff Daddy, 1997
18 weeks, Roddy Ricch, 2020
18 weeks, Billy Ray Cyrus, 2019
18 weeks, Monica, 1998
18 weeks, The Beatles, 1964

In 2018, Drake broke the record for the most weeks tallied atop the Hot 100 in a single year (29), thanks to three No. 1s: "God's Plan" (for 11 weeks); "Nice for What" (eight); and "In My Feelings" (10). He surpassed Usher's 2004 (28), a haul rung up via four No. 1s: "Yeah," featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris (12 weeks); "Burn" (eight); "Confessions Part II" (two); and "My Boo," with Alicia Keys (six).

With one more week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 2020, Roddy Ricch would match the 19 frames on top logged by Puff Daddy in 1997, Drake in 2016 and Lil Nas X last year, all thanks to his debut smash, "Old Town Road."

Meanwhile, among the single-year runs that Roddy Ricch equals is The Beatles' 1964, when the British icons invaded the Hot 100 with six No. 1s, still the record for the most by any act in a single year: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (seven weeks); "She Loves You" (two); "Can't Buy Me Love" (five); "Love Me Do" (one); "A Hard Day's Night" (two); and "I Feel Fine" (one).