Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1997 #TBT

Lil Kim Enters Hot 100's Top 20 For First Time With 'No Time'
Published: Thursday 11th Jan 2018 by Rashad

Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we’ll make a little time for ‘No Time,’ the debut single from rap royal Lil Kim.  Released in late 1996 as the kick off from her inaugural solo LP, ‘Hardcore,’ the Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs-produced and featured cut took approximately no time to reach the top of rap charts after its October 1996 unveiling.  Found there this week in 1997, the song would go on to be the first of a trio of chart-toppers on that tally giving Kim the distinct honor of being the first female artist to top the Rap Charts three consecutive times.

Found in the Billboard Hot 100’s top 20 this week, ‘Time’ came as the Queen Bee’s first entry into the top 20 as a leading act (peak #18).  Over 20 years later remaining one of the rapstress’s fan favorites, tuck in below to relive the gem and see who joined her in the top 25 on this week’s ‘Chart Rewind’:


Hot 100 This Week in 1997


Hot 100 This Week

Click here to see this week’s full TGJ Chart Check:  Hot 100.

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  1. S****** Blonde January 11, 2018

    Un-break My Heart, I Believe I Can Fly, It’s All Coming Back To Me Now, If It Makes You Happy, Where Do You Go, I Love You Always Forever, and You Must Love Me, all good songs, nothing like the 90’s, Millennials can’t relate.

    • Fancy BISH January 11, 2018


  2. Cough Cough January 11, 2018

    “no time” is a classssssssssic, whew!!!! “Chillin in the cut with my a-mi-gos, tryna stick a n***** for his pesos”… YES HONEY!

  3. MissImpartial January 11, 2018

    Don’t let go and No dignity are classics songs as well. Look at the rubbish that is on the charts.

  4. Ashanti January 11, 2018

    This site had so much potentential. I just think it’s time to let it go. Take whatever earnings you have and try to rebrand Sam. I just really hate seeing you flop like this

    • King z January 11, 2018

      Yet you’re still here

  5. GurlWepa1989 January 11, 2018

    This week in Billboard 1997 = R.I.P Lil’Kim’s face.

    • Its me Gowrl January 11, 2018


  6. Yonce January 11, 2018

    Look at all of those classic songs by black artist on that chart! Smh, what happened?

  7. JOHNVIDAL January 11, 2018

    WOW such a great top 10.
    See? Can you imagine the grammys back then giving big nominations to La Macarena????????????? LOL That´s how much music has declined. A similar big and basic phenomenon like Despacito has got noms for pfucking Record of the Year this year for crying out loud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • King z January 11, 2018

      I usually do dont Greenwich u but in this case you are right. Sadly it’s because back then there were more qualitative choices

      These days 90% of the music is on par with despacito lol. So if not it, they’d still be nominating something equally wack

      Plus they are desperate for ratings

    • Fancy BISH January 11, 2018


  8. Paulo January 11, 2018

    UnBreak My Heart and If It Makes You Happy yaaaaaassss

  9. King z January 11, 2018

    Yesss kimmy blanco!

  10. justafan January 11, 2018

    a what a great era this was

  11. Cicigoodies January 12, 2018

    Yall see this damn list, 10 R&B hits rounded out the top 20…10! This was a great time, might I add one of the BEST times in music. What the f*** happened? I swear we need to go back to this because the trash music we have now is totally uninspiring.

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