Rauly Ramirez

Rauly Ramirez is Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart manager and writer of the weekly Chart Juice. Before joining Billboard in 2009, Rauly worked at Nielsen BDS for two years following internships at Island Def Jam, Bad Boy Entertainment, and Warner Music Group.

Pharrell's 'Happy' Hits No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Pharrell's 'Happy' Hits No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Following his Nielsen era record of 16 weeks atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs last year with his featured turn on Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (also featuring T.I.), Pharrell scores his second No. 1 as a lead artist -- and fifth overall -- with “Happy” skipping 3-1 in its sixth week.
Beyonce Earns 7th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 1 with 'Drunk In Love'

Beyonce Earns 7th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 1 with 'Drunk In Love'

Beyonce’s roll continues as “Drunk in Love” jumps 4-1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs to mark her seventh chart-topper as a solo artist. (She also led the list four times as a member of Destiny’s Child.) Bey’s last leader on the chart was 2011’s “Love on Top” which ruled for seven weeks in 2012. The jump by “Drunk” also marks featured artist Jay Z’s 10th No. 1 on the chart and first since “Ni**as in Paris,” alongside Kanye West, led for seven weeks in 2011.
New Hip-Hop Dance Craze: 'Drop That #NaeNae'

New Hip-Hop Dance Craze: 'Drop That #NaeNae'

From Atlanta -- the city that taught you how to crank that Soulja Boy, shake that laffy taffy, lean with it, rock with it, and walk it out -- comes a new dance that’s spreading across the country: the Nae Nae.

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