Toni Braxton & Tank Roll to New Top 10s on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Charts
Toni Braxton returns to the top 10 of Billboard's Adult R&B Songs chart (dated April 14), as "Long as I Live" steps 11-10 with an 18 percent surge in plays for the week ending April 8, according to Nielsen Music.
"Live" gives the R&B veteran her 17th top 10 on the radio ranking, which began on Sept. 18, 1993. (Notably, that week, Braxton inaugurated the chart with its first No. 1: Her "Another Sad Love Song" led for the first four weeks of the survey's existence.)
Here's a look at the Adult R&B Songs leaderboard for the most career top 10 hits. Among women, Braxton trails only Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys:
22, Gerald Levert
22, Mary J. Blige
21, R. Kelly
19, Alicia Keys
18, Luther Vandross
17, Toni Braxton
17, Brian McKnight
The song marks Tank's third top 10 on the chart – and first in more than a decade. He previously visited the tier with "Maybe I Deserve" (No. 4, 2001) and "Please Don't Go"(No. 2, 2007).
"When We" has earned significant support from the adult R&B sector, and strong staying power. Despite having already reigned for 11 weeks on the Adult R&B songs chart from November through January, the song rebounds 6-3 on the latest ranking (its 40th week on the chart) with a 17 percent increase in weekly plays.