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Today In Hip-Hop: Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” Reaches No. 1

On this day, May 3, in hip hop history…

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1997: The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” reaches No. 1 on Billboard. Although the single was originally released in December 1996, Biggie’s first single off his final album Life After Death soared to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in the two months following his death on March 9. The song held the #1 spot for a number of consecutive weeks, making Biggie the fifth artist in Hot 100 history to posthumously reach the top position on the chart. The single was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA and was later nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rap Solo Performance category.

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