Andre 3000 on November 16 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

(CNN) -- Some fans may not be happy with André 3000 for releasing an album that isn't a rap song, but you have to give him credit.

The artist, recognized as a solo artist and member of the hip-hop duo Outkast, broke Billboard's record for the longest song ever to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

André 3000's track also has a long title: "I Swear, I Really Wanted to Make a 'Rap' Album But This Is Literally the Way the Wind Blew Me This Time." (which in Spanish would be something like "I swear, I really wanted to make a rap album, but this time it's literally the way the wind blew me").

Running at 12 minutes and 20 seconds, the song entered at No. 90 and "becomes the longest song ever to enter the chart, surpassing Tool's 'Fear Inoculum,' at 10:21 in length," according to Billboard.

André 3000, now 48, has suggested that he may have aged outside of hip-hop territory. Much of his audience rejects such a statement, while embracing his new music. Their all-instrumental album "New Blue Sun" reached No. 1 on the New Era Albums Chart.


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