Johnny Gill's 'Soul of A Woman' Hits No. 1 On Adult R&B Songs Chart

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Johnny Gill attends Joe Carter Classic After Party at Ritz Carlton on June 21, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. 

Johnny Gill earns his second No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs airplay chart as “Soul of A Woman” rises 2-1 in its 18th chart week, on the list dated June 22.

“Woman” climbs thanks to a 4% jump in plays across monitored stations in the week ending June 16, according to Nielsen Music.

The R&B veteran previously reigned on Adult R&B Songs with “This One’s For Me and You,” featuring New Edition, in 2016. Gill first came to prominence in the late 1980s when he joined the group and recorded three studio albums as a member of the quintet. He then issued a trio of solo albums in the 1990s, during which time he was also part of the R&B super group, LSG, with Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat.

Gill has claimed 17 Adult R&B Songs chart entries as a soloist since the ranking began in 1993. As part of LSG, Gill logged four additional Adult R&B Songs chart hits, including a pair of top 10s: “My Body” (No. 3 in 1997) and “Door #1” (No. 5, 1998). The trio also reunited in 2012, with Gill and Levert featuring on Sweat’s “Knew It All Along,” which climbed to No. 21 that May. (Per the track’s billing, “Knew” counts only among each act’s individual tally.)

Gill joins his former colleague Sweat in topping Adult R&B Songs in 2019. Sweat likewise scored his second career leader this year with “Boomerang,” featuring Candace Price, a one-week champ in April.

Elsewhere, “Woman” maintains its No. 26 peak on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, though it improves 3% to 6.6 million in audience in the week ending June 16.