The Doggfather is no longer the young pup he used to be: on Thursday (Oct. 20), Snoop Dogg turned 40 years old. Since the launch of his career in the early ’90s,
5. “Holidae In”
Chingy featuring Ludacris and Snoop Dogg
Peak Position: No. 7
Peak Date: Nov. 8, 2003
St. Louis rapper Chingy tapped Snoop and Ludacris for the follow-up to his breakthrough single “Right Thurr” and scored another hit.
The Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dogg
Peak Position: No. 3
Peak Date: Sept. 26, 2003
West Coast rap + girl-group pop = one of Snoop’s biggest hits, as the D-O-Double-G helped the Pussycat Dolls loosen up their “Buttons” in 2003.
3. “I Wanna Love You”
Akon featuring Snoop Dogg
Peak Position: No. 1 (two weeks)
Peak Date: Dec. 2, 2006
Akon notched his first No. 1 with “I Wanna Love You.” And, Snoop wouldn’t have scored the second of his three Hot 100 leaders if Plies hadn’t been arrested in July 2006 for illegal gun possession; Plies originally held the featured slot until he got into his legal troubles.
2. “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell
Peak Position: No. 1 (three weeks)
Peak Date: Dec. 11, 2004
Pharrell’s galactic soundscapes and smooth vocals helped earn Snoop his sole Hot 100 No. 1 to-date as a lead artist.
1. “California Gurls”
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
Peak Position: No. 1 (six weeks)
Peak Date: July 19, 20110
Snoop lent his rhymes to Katy Perry’s west coast anthem. The “answer song” to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” resulted in Snoop and Perry sitting pretty at No. 1 for six weeks.