2Pac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ Album Has Spent 450 Weeks on the Billboard 200
2Pac’s posthumous Greatest Hits album has been on the Billboard 200 for 450 weeks, also the fourth longest-charting rap album of all-time.
2Pac is still making Billboard history 26 years after his death. On Monday (November 28), Billboard reported that the late rapper’s 1998 posthumous album Greatest Hits has spent 450 total weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. The compilation, which sits at No. 94 this week, has become the fourth longest-charting rap album of all-time, behind Eminem‘s Curtain Call: The Hits, Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city and Drake‘s Grammy-winning LP Take Care.
.@2PAC's 'Greatest Hits' has now spent 450 total weeks on the #Billboard200 (No. 94 this week).
It's the 4th-longest-charting rap album in history, after @Eminem's 'Curtain Call: The Hits' (607), @kendricklamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' (526) and @Drake's 'Take Care' (508).
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) November 28, 2022
Released two years after Tupac Shakur’s death, Greatest Hits features the rapper’s iconic singles like “Hail Mary,” “California Love,” “Hit ‘Em Up,” “I Ain’t Mad at Cha” and “I Get Around.” In 2011, the album was given a Diamond status by the RIAA.
Prior to Tupac’s murder on September 13, 1996, the artist released four studio albums, 1991’s 2Pacalypse Now, 1993’s Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…, 1995’s Me Against the World and 1996’s All Eyez on Me. In July 2014, All Eyez on Me was certified Diamond by the RIAA.
FX is slated to premiere docuseries Dear Mama, inspired by 1995 hit single of the same title. The show, directed by Albert Hughes, will chronicle Tupac’s relationship with his late mother, Afeni Shakur, who was a Black Panther Party member. Twenty years after Tupac’s death, Afeni Shakur died after going into cardiac arrest in May 2016.
“Told through the eyes of the people who knew them best, Dear Mama is an intimate wide-angle portrait of the most inspiring and dangerous mother-son duo in American history, whose unified message of freedom, equality, persecution and justice are more relevant today than ever,” FX explains on the series’ page.