Mary J. Blige's 25 Biggest Hits on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Dennis Leupold
Mary J. Blige

As Mary J. BligeBillboard’s 2017 Women in Music Icon award recipient, celebrates her first quarter-century in the music business, here is a countdown of the legend’s 25 biggest hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The New York native scored her first chart-topper on her very first try with 1992’s “You Remind Me” from the soundtrack to the film Strictly Business. The track, which debuted at No. 68 on May 2 before spending a lone week at No. 1 that July 25, kickstarted a run that has taken Blige to 23 top 10 hits, including six leaders. Among the half-dozen chart toppers is "Be Without You," which ranked as the No. 1 song of all-time on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart earlier this year.

Before Blige accepts her honor at Thursday's Women in Music event, streaming live via Twitter starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, let's revisit many of the dance-friendly jams and soulful ballads that have helped her become of the most celebrated voices in the R&B canon.

Mary J. Blige’s Biggest Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Hits
Rank, Title, Peak Position, Peak Date

25. “No More Drama,” No. 16, Feb. 9, 2002

24. “Love @1st Sight” (featuring Method Man), No. 10, July 19, 2003

23. “Sweet Thing,” No. 11, April 10, 1993

22. “Mr. Wrong” (featuring Drake), No. 10, March 17, 2002

21. “Deep Inside,” No. 9, Jan. 1, 2000

20. “All That I Can Say,” No. 6, Sept. 11, 1999

19. “Ifuleave” (Musiq Soulchild featuring Mary J. Blige), No. 6, Jan. 31, 2009

18. “Rainy Dayz” (featuring Ja Rule), No. 8, May 4, 2002

17. “Runaway Love” (Ludacris featuring Mary J. Blige), No. 3, Feb. 4, 2007

16. “Reminisce,” No. 6, Feb. 6, 1993

15. “911” (Wyclef Jean featuring Mary J. Blige), No. 6, Dec. 9, 2000

14. “I Can Love You,” No. 2, July 26, 1997

13. “Love No Limit,” No. 5, June 5, 1993

12. “Everything,” No. 5, Oct. 4, 1997

11. “I Am,” No. 4, March 20, 2010

10. "Be Happy,” No. 6, Dec. 24, 1994

9. “Take Me As I Am,” No. 3, Nov. 11, 2006

8. “Enough Cryin” (featuring Brook-Lyn), No. 2, May 20, 2006

7. “I’ll Be There For You / You’re All I Need To Get By,” (Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige), No. 1 (three weeks), May 20, 1995

6. “Not Gon Cry,” No. 1 (five weeks), Feb. 3, 1996

5. “You Remind Me,” No. 1 (one week), July 25, 1992

4. “Real Love,” No. 1 (two weeks), Oct. 17, 1992

3. “Just Fine,” No. 3,  Feb. 9, 2008

2. “Family Affair,” No. 1 (two weeks), Nov. 3, 2001

1. “Be Without You,” No. 1 (15 weeks), Jan. 7, 2006

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