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Janet Jackson's 'No Sleeep' Becomes Her Longest-Running No. 1 on Adult R&B Songs

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Janet Jackson in the video fro "No Sleeep."

Janet Jackson’s “No Sleeep" continues atop Adult R&B Songs for a sixth week (on the list dated Oct. 10), becoming her longest-running No. 1 on the chart. The achievement surpasses her five weeks atop the chart in 1998 with her “I Get Lonely” (her only other track to reach No. 1).

In its 14th week on the list, “No Sleeep,” featuring J. Cole, climbs 4 percent in spins at the format, during the tracking week ending Sept. 27 (according to Nielsen Music).

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Jackson has placed 27 entries on Adult R&B Songs since the chart started in 1993. At that time, she had already earned six No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 (of her total career 10 chart-toppers), including an eight-week stay atop the chart with “That’s the Way Love Goes” in 1993 -- her longest-running No 1.

Upon the news of her sixth crowning week, the Program Director for WBLS, New York, Skip Dillard, told Billboard “Personally as a fan of Janet for years, I couldn’t be happier to see her back on the music scene again with a new project and a new tour." Adding, "Welcome back!”  

Over on Hot R&B Songs, “No Sleeep” steps 18-17, aided by the airplay gain as well as by 480,000 domestic streams during the week ending Sept. 24 (a 10 percent decline). It peaked at No. 7 on the Aug. 17 chart.