2Pac’s “Greatest Hits” Joins Billboard’s Longest-Charting Albums of All Time

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Two decades after his death, 2Pac’s legacy in the world of music remains unmatched. On September 12, just a day before the 27th anniversary of his passing, the iconic rapper achieved a historic milestone. His 1998-released compilation album, ‘Greatest Hits,’ secured a place among Billboard’s longest-charting albums of all time, surpassing even The Beatles with their legendary ‘Abbey Road’ by one week.

2Pac’s music continues to resonate with audiences across generations, solidifying his position as an enduring legend in the rap genre. ‘Greatest Hits,’ a compilation of his most iconic tracks, boasts an impressive 491 weeks on the Billboard charts. This remarkable feat cements his place alongside other classic Hip Hop albums like Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Good Kid m.A.A.d City’ (567 weeks) and Eminem’s ‘Curtain Call’ (648 weeks).

With a tracklist of 25 of Pac’s classic songs, “Greatest Hits” was released under Amaru Entertainment, Death Row Records and Interscope on November 24, 1998. The compilation album is available on all streaming platforms as well as on double CD, double cassette and 4LP vinyl.  

As expected, the project reached the top of the Billboard charts after its release. The debut week of the album resulted in number 5 in the prestigious music chart (and that was before the streaming platforms). Therefore, the undeniable GOAT status of Pac and the love from the fans all over the world resulted in “Greatest Hits” being certified Diamond by RIAA in 2011 with over 10 million units sold worldwide.

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