Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Pink Tape’ Tops Billboard 200, Ending Hip-Hop’s No. 1 Drought in 2023

Finally, a hip-hop album has reached the #1 spot on Billboard for the first time in 2023 and it comes from Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Pink Tape’ album. According to Billboard, Uzi’s third studio album racked up 167,000 equivalent album units, making it his third #1 album in his career. The genre had been going through its longest #1 drought since 1993. The last hip-hop album to reach No. 1 on the chart was Metro Boomin’s Heroes & Villains in late December. The Hot 100 has yet to see a rap song on top in 2023.