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Biggie's Biggest: The Notorious B.I.G.'s Top 15 Billboard Hot 100 Hits

Notorious B.I.G. photographed in New York City.
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Notorious B.I.G. photographed in New York City.

More than 23 years after his death, The Notorious B.I.G. will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday (Nov. 7).

The celebrated MC continues to live on through his music. You can hear his influence on nearly every other rapper in the game. And Biggie not only left a mark on fans and fellow hip-hip artists, but also on the Billboard charts. In addition to the chart love earned by his two studio albums (Ready to Die and Life After Death), he also helped launch the careers of other artists including 112, Total, Lil Kim and Junior M.A.F.I.A.

Billboard celebrates his life's work by counting down Biggie's top 15 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Notorious B.I.G.'s biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, through the rankings for Nov. 7, 2020. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.