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Jhene Aiko Ascends to No. 1 on R&B Songwriters Chart, Thanks to 'Chilombo'

Jhené Aiko
Gizelle Hernandez

Jhené Aiko photographed on Feb. 13, 2020 at Sunset Estate in Los Angeles.

Plus, production duo Fisticuffs tops R&B Producers.

Jhene Aiko rises to No. 1 on Billboard's R&B Songwriters chart (dated March 21), thanks to 12 songwriting credits on the latest Hot R&B Songs chart from her new album, Chilombo.

The set arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B Albums and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 152,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Aiko's "B.S.," featuring H.E.R., which Aiko co-wrote with Brian Warfield, Mac Robinson, Big Sean and H.E.R., leads her dozen Hot R&B Songs hits at No. 5. It concurrently debuts at No. 24 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

Here's a look at all 12 of Aiko's entries on the latest Hot R&B Songs chart (all of which she co-wrote):

Rank, Title (Songwriters in addition to Jhene Aiko)
No. 5, "B.S.," feat. H.E.R. (Brian Warfield, Mac Robinson, Big Sean, H.E.R.)
No. 6, "P*$$y Fairy (OTW)" (Lejkeys, Micah Powell)
No. 8, "Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E.)," feat. Future & Miguel (Warfield, Robinson, Future, Miguel, Andre 3000)
No. 11, "None of Your Concern," feat. Big Sean (Warfield, Robinson, Big Sean)
No. 14, "Speak" (Lejkeys, Warfield, Robinson)
No. 16, "One Way St.," feat. Ab-Soul (Lejkeys)
No. 17, "Tryna Smoke" (Powell)
No. 20, "10k Hours," feat. Nas (Lejkeys, Nas)
No. 22, "Surrender," feat. Dr. Chill (Karamo Chilombo, Warfield, Robinson)
No. 23, "Born Tired" (Warfield, Robinson)
No. 24, "Lightning & Thunder," feat. John Legend (Lejkeys, Warfield, Robinson, Ross James, John Legend)
No. 25, "Pray for You" (Lejkeys)

Lejkeys (real name: Julian Le) lands at No. 2 on both the R&B Songwriters and R&B Producers chart, thanks to his work on Aiko's Chilombo. Lejkeys co-wrote and co-produced six tracks on the set.

On the R&B Producers tally, Fisticuffs, the production duo comprising Brian Warfield and Mac Robinson, hits No. 1 for the first time, thanks to seven production credits on the Hot R&B Songs chart, all via Chilombo.

The weekly R&B Songwriters and R&B Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot R&B Songs chart; As with Billboard's yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).

Look for this this week's full R&B Songwriters and R&B Producers charts, in addition to the other full genre rankings, shortly.

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