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This week's most-played adult R&B songs, ranked by radio airplay detections on adult R&B-formatted stations, as measured by Nielsen Music.

ADULT R&B SONGS

The week of
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WEEKS AT NO. 1
17
WEEKS ON CHART
Next Lifetime
Imprint/Promotion Label
Universal | Kedar

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1
Erykah Badu Next Lifetime Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Next Lifetime
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Kedar
2
Kenny Lattimore For You Billboard Adult R&B Songs
For You
Last
Peak
25  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Lerum
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
3
God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation With Special Guest Sheryl Sal Stomp Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Stomp
God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation With Special Guest Sheryl Sal
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | B-Rite
4
Dionne Farris Hopeless Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Hopeless
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
5
Patti LaBelle When You Talk About Love Billboard Adult R&B Songs
When You Talk About Love
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, J.Q.Wright, A.Nesby, A.Green, M.Hodges
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
6
Tony Toni Tone Thinking Of You Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Thinking Of You
Last
Peak
35  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Saadiq, D.P.Wiggins, T.C.Riley, D.Blake, G.Archie Jr.
Producer(s):
Tony Toni Tone, Quik, G-One
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Mercury
7
Refugee Camp All-Stars Featuring Lauryn Hill The Sweetest Thing Billboard Adult R&B Songs
The Sweetest Thing
Refugee Camp All-Stars Featuring Lauryn Hill
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
8
Changing Faces G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T. Billboard Adult R&B Songs
G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
R.S.Kelly
Producer(s):
R.Kelly
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Big Beat
9
The O'Jays What's Stopping You Billboard Adult R&B Songs
What's Stopping You
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Levert
Producer(s):
G.Levert
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Volcano | Global Soul
10
BLACKstreet Don't Leave Me Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Don't Leave Me
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope
11
Toni Braxton I Love Me Some Him/I Don't Want To Billboard Adult R&B Songs
I Love Me Some Him/I Don't Want To
13  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
R.S.Kelly, A.Martin, G.Stewart, Soulshock, K.Karlin
Producer(s):
R.Kelly, Soulshock, Karlin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
12
Babyface Every Time I Close My Eyes Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Every Time I Close My Eyes
10  Last
Peak
34  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Babyface
Producer(s):
Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
13
Monica For You I Will (From "Space Jam") Billboard Adult R&B Songs
For You I Will (From "Space Jam")
11  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.E.Warren
Producer(s):
D.Foster
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Rowdy/Warner Sunset
14
Brownstone 5 Miles To Empty Billboard Adult R&B Songs
5 Miles To Empty
12  Last
12  Peak
15  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.Gilbert, Big Yam, V.Merritt
Producer(s):
Big Yam, V.Merritt
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | MJJ/Work
15
Rome I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face) Billboard Adult R&B Songs
I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face)
17  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Woods, G.Baillergeau
Producer(s):
G.Baillergeau, V.Merritt
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Grand Jury
16
Babyface How Come, How Long Billboard Adult R&B Songs
How Come, How Long
15  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
17
Luther Vandross I Can Make It Better Billboard Adult R&B Songs
I Can Make It Better
16  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Producer(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | LV
18
Rahsaan Patterson Where You Are Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Where You Are
24  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Patterson, J.Jaz
Producer(s):
J.Jaz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
19
Dru Hill In My Bed Billboard Adult R&B Songs
In My Bed
18  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
R.Brown, R.B.Stacy, D.Simmons
Producer(s):
D.Simmons
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
20
R. Kelly Gotham City Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Gotham City
25  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
R.S.Kelly
Producer(s):
R.Kelly
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
21
En Vogue Whatever Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Whatever
19  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, G.Franco, K.Andes
Producer(s):
Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
22
Brigette McWilliams Fire Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Fire
21  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Harvey, B.McWilliams, G.Christopher, B.Watson
Producer(s):
S.Harvey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
23
Laurnea Can't Let Go Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Can't Let Go
31  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Robinson, T.Estes, A.Martin, I.Matias
Producer(s):
Jon-John
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Yab Yum
24
The Brand New Heavies Sometimes Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Sometimes
28  Last
21  Peak
15  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Kincaid, Garrett
Producer(s):
The Brand New Heavies
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Red Ant | Delicious Vinyl
25
Joe The Love Scene Billboard Adult R&B Songs
The Love Scene
32  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
26
Zhane Crush Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Crush
22  Last
22  Peak
11  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Neufville, K.Gist, D.Lighty
Producer(s):
KayGee, D.Lighty
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Illtown
27
Deborah Cox Things Just Ain't The Same Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Things Just Ain't The Same
30  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Antoine, N.Harrison, A.Evans, T.R.Bell, L.Creed
Producer(s):
B.Antoine, A.Evans
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
28
Mark Morrison Return Of The Mack Billboard Adult R&B Songs
Return Of The Mack
29  Last
28  Peak
13  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Morrison
Producer(s):
M.Morrison, P.Chill
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
29
Montell Jordan What's On Tonight Billboard Adult R&B Songs
What's On Tonight
26  Last
18  Peak
22  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.D.S.Jordan, DeVante, J.E.Jones
Producer(s):
DeVante
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
30
Ann Nesby This Weekend Billboard Adult R&B Songs
This Weekend
20  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M | Perspective
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