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Trey Songz & Summer Walker's 'Home' Hits No. 1 on Adult R&B Songs Chart

Trey Songz
Dante Marshall

Trey Songz

Trey Songz scores his third No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs airplay chart as “Back Home,” featuring Summer Walker, advances from the runner-up spot (on the chart dated Nov. 28). The track climbs thanks to an 8% increase in plays in the week ending Nov. 22, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

R&B singer Songz notched his first of 16 appearances on the Adult R&B chart with “Gotta Go” in 2006. He previously also topped the list with “Can’t Be Friends,” which led for two weeks in February 2011, and “What’s Best for You,” a one-week champ in October 2014.

Walker, meanwhile, claims her first Adult R&B leader in her budding career. The new champ outdoes her previous personal best, “Playing Games,” which registered nine weeks at No. 2 in June-August this year, blocked by Kem’s “Lie to Me” for seven weeks and then Toni Braxton’s “Do It” for the final pair.

“Home,” originally released last summer, found solid reception with mainstream audiences before it crossed over and generated strong traction in the adult R&B realm. The single reached No. 12 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart in August, securing Songz’s best result in more than five years, since “Slow Motion” stormed to No. 2 in July 2015.

For Walker, “Home” locked up her fourth consecutive top 20 appearance to continue her stretch as one of mainstream R&B/hip-hop’s favorite newcomers. Her breakthrough “Girls Need Love,” featuring Drake, and “Games” both rose to No. 6, while the Usher collaboration “Come Thru” peaked at No. 9.

“Home” also picked up some play at rhythmic radio, with the track spending six weeks on the Rhythmic Songs radio chart and attaining a No. 35 high.

The single is the title track to Songz’s 2020 album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums chart and No. 9 on the Billboard 200 in October.