Mary J. Blige and Macklemore Crush Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye On Billboard’s All-Time Chart Rankings

For the first time ever, Billboard has gone through its extensive charts and produced a far-reaching all-time recap of the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts.

by Mike Winslow

(AllHipHop News) The new list ranks the genre’s top artists, songs, and albums, all over the past 60 years and some of the findings are, well, surprising.

The Temptations have landed at the top spot as the most successful all-time group, having tallied 16 number one singles on the chart since it began in 1965.

Unsurprisingly, Michael Jackson’s hit LP Thriller is number one all-time album, with a record 37 weeks at the top in 1983 and 1984.

Mary J Blige’s “Be Without You” ranked as the most successful R&B/Hip-Hop single in the history of the chart, powered by a 15-week reign at number one.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ tune “Thrift Shop” beat out a number of classic records on the All-Time Singles chart, including Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” (4) Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You)” (6) and Al Green “Let’s Stay Together (9).”

Over on the albums chart, The Black Eyed Peas’ placed right behind Michael Jackson with the second most popular album of all time, with their album The E.N.D.

MC Hammer landed at number five with Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em while Eminem’s Recovery landed at #10.

As far as the greatest all-time R&B/Hip-Hop artists, Aretha Franklin checked in at number two, Stevie Wonder placed at number three and James Brown and Michael Jackson rounded out the fourth and fifth spot.

Drake and Jay-Z manage to make the All-Time artist list, clocking in at 19 and 20, as did Lil Wayne (28) Rihanna (30) and Chris Brown (37).

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