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Radio Airplay = R&B/HIP-HOP AIRPLAY

This week's most popular R&B/hip-hop songs, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music.

R&B/HIP-HOP AIRPLAY

The week of
2
LAST WEEK
16
WEEKS ON CHART
Best Friend
Songwriter(s)
K.E.Crouch, G.McKinney
Producer(s)
K.Crouch
Imprint/Promotion Label
Atlantic
Gains in performance

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Brandy Best Friend Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Best Friend
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.E.Crouch, G.McKinney
Producer(s):
K.Crouch
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
2
Boyz II Men Water Runs Dry Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Water Runs Dry
Last
Peak
21  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Babyface
Producer(s):
Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
3
Monica Don't Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days) Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Don't Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days)
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.L.Austin, D.Simmons, Q.D. III, J.T.Smith, W.Baker
Producer(s):
D.Austin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Rowdy
4
TLC Waterfalls Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Waterfalls
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
5
Total Featuring The Notorious B.I.G. Can't You See Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Can't You See
Total Featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.Robinson, M.South, J.Howell, F.Wesley, J.Starks, R.Ryan, S.Combs
Producer(s):
Diddy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
6
MoKenStef He's Mine Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
He's Mine
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Hami, Mokenstef, R.Troutman, Prince
Producer(s):
Hami
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Outburst/Def Jam
7
The Notorious B.I.G. One More Chance/Stay With Me Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
One More Chance/Stay With Me
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Wallace, M.Debarge, E.B.Jordan, S.Combs
Producer(s):
Diddy, J.C.Olivier, R.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
8
Jon B. Featuring Babyface Someone To Love Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Someone To Love
Jon B. Featuring Babyface
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Babyface
Producer(s):
Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Yab Yum/550 Music
9
Shaggy Boombastic Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Boombastic
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
10
Soul For Real Every Little Thing I Do Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Every Little Thing I Do
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Heavy D, T.Robinson, J.C.Olivier, S.J.Barnes, Calhoun
Producer(s):
Heavy D, J.C.Olivier, Red Hot Lover Tone
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
11
Faith Evans You Used To Love Me Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
You Used To Love Me
18  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
F.Evans, S.Combs, C.E.Thompson
Producer(s):
C.Thompson, Diddy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Bad Boy
12
Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson Scream Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Scream
Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, M.J.Jackson, J.Jackson
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis, M.Jackson, J.Jackson, D.Foster
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
13
Jodeci Freek'n You Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Freek'n You
16  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
DeVante
Producer(s):
A.Harrell, D.Swing
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
14
Brownstone Grapevyne Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Grapevyne
Last
Peak
24  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.Gilbert, A.Gilbert, D.Hall
Producer(s):
D.Hall
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | MJJ
15
Method Man Featuring Mary J. Blige I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By
Method Man Featuring Mary J. Blige
10  Last
10  Peak
16  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
16
Tony Thompson I Wanna Love Like That Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
I Wanna Love Like That
15  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Babyface
Producer(s):
Jon-John, R.Griffin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Giant
17
Kut Klose I Like Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
I Like
19  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Howcott, E.Officer, D.Parks, T.Duncan
Producer(s):
J.Howcott, E.Officer, D.Parks
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Keia/Elektra
18
Brian McKnight Crazy Love Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Crazy Love
14  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
V.Morrison
Producer(s):
B.McKnight
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Mercury
19
Montell Jordan This Is How We Do It Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
This Is How We Do It
13  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.D.S.Jordan, O.Pierce, R.M.L.Walters
Producer(s):
O.Pierce, M.Jordan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | PMP/Def Jam
20
Xscape Feels So Good Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Feels So Good
24  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Dupri, C.Lowe, Xscape
Producer(s):
J.Dupri, C.Lowe
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | So So Def
21
After 7 'Til You Do Me Right Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
'Til You Do Me Right
22  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, M.Edmonds, K.Edmonds
Producer(s):
Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
22
Mary J. Blige You Bring Me Joy Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
You Bring Me Joy
26  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Blige, S.Combs, C.E.Thompson, D.Burress, D.Howard, P.Jackson
Producer(s):
C.Thompson, Diddy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
23
D'Angelo Brown Sugar Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Brown Sugar
27  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
24
Raphael Saadiq Ask Of You Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Ask Of You
20  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Saadiq, E.T.Riley, H.Nakamura, R.Ei
Producer(s):
R.Saadiq
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Epic Soundtrax/550 Music
25
2Pac So Many Tears Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
So Many Tears
25  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shakur, G.Jacobs, E.Baker, S.H.Morris
Producer(s):
D-Flizno Production Squad
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope
26
H-Town Emotions Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Emotions
21  Last
14  Peak
17  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Dino, Shazam, GI
Producer(s):
B.Burrell, Dino
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Luke
27
Adina Howard Freak Like Me Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Freak Like Me
23  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
E.Hanes, M.Valentine, L.Hill, W.E.Collins, G.Clinton,Jr., G.L.Cooper
Producer(s):
Mass Order
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Mecca Don/East West
28
Naughty By Nature Feel Me Flow Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Feel Me Flow
34  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
K.Gist, A.Criss, V.Brown, A.Neville, J. Modeliste, Nocentelli, Porter
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
29
Tina Moore Never Gonna Let You Go Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Never Gonna Let You Go
37  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Moore, T.Ford
Producer(s):
M.Doc, Jere MC
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Scotti Bros. | Street Life
30
Nuttin' Nyce Froggy Style Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Froggy Style
29  Last
29  Peak
12  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Yarbrough, L.Simmons, J.Ellis, C.Wilson
Producer(s):
Art & Rhythm
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Pocketown
31
Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
You Are Not Alone
38  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
R.S.Kelly
Producer(s):
R.Kelly, M.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
32
Pure Soul We Must Be In Love Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
We Must Be In Love
42  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Jordan
Producer(s):
T.Mushaw, K.Jordan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Step Sun
33
Usher Think Of You Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Think Of You
28  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.E.Thompson, D.Jones, F.Evans, U.Raymond IV, W. Jeffrey
Producer(s):
Diddy, C.Thompson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
34
Dr. Dre Keep Their Heads Ringin' Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Keep Their Heads Ringin'
32  Last
23  Peak
17  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
A.Young, S.Sneed, J-Flex
Producer(s):
Dr. Dre
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
35
Subway Fire Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Fire
31  Last
31  Peak
12  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Bingham
Producer(s):
D.Bingham
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Biv 10
36
Da Brat Give It 2 You Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Give It 2 You
35  Last
16  Peak
15  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Dupri, C.Kelly
Producer(s):
J.Dupri
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | So So Def/Work
37
BLACKstreet Joy Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Joy
30  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.T.Riley, T.Lucas, M.J.Jackson, M.Smith
Producer(s):
Teddy Riley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope
38
Stevie Wonder For Your Love Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
For Your Love
36  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.H.Morris
Producer(s):
S.Wonder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
39
E-40 (Featuring Suga T) Sprinkle Me Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Sprinkle Me
E-40 (Featuring Suga T)
48  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.T.Stevens, T.Stevens, S.Bostic, M.Mosley
Producer(s):
S.Bostic, M.Mosley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Sick Wid It
40
Diana King Shy Guy Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Shy Guy
39  Last
24  Peak
16  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.King, A.Marvel, K.Gardner
Producer(s):
A.Marvel
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Work
41
Brandy Baby Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Baby
45  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
K.E.Crouch, K.Jones, R.Patterson
Producer(s):
K.Crouch
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
42
Luniz I Got 5 On It Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
I Got 5 On It
43  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
59
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Husbands, Ellis, Gilmour, King, D.Foster, T.McElroy, R.Bell, C.Smith
Producer(s):
Red Hot Lover Tone
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Noo Trybe
43
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 1st Of Tha Month Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
1st Of Tha Month
61  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
61
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Bone, D.J.U-Neek, M.Powell
Producer(s):
D.J.U-Neek
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Ruthless
44
Mary J. Blige My Life Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
My Life
40  Last
14  Peak
31  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
45
Brian McKnight On The Down Low Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
On The Down Low
57  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
57
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.McKnight
Producer(s):
B.McKnight
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Mercury
46
TLC Red Light Special Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Red Light Special
44  Last
Peak
31  Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Babyface
Producer(s):
Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
47
Vanessa Williams The Way That You Love Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
The Way That You Love
47  Last
27  Peak
14  Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Dibbs, Abenaa
Producer(s):
G.E.Brown, V.Williams
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Wing
48
Smooth Mind Blowin' Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Mind Blowin'
46  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Carter, L.Campbell, K.Fingers, M.White, The Isley Bros., C.H.Jasper
Producer(s):
L.Campbell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | T.N.T.
49
Anita Baker It's Been You Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
It's Been You
50  Last
28  Peak
18  Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.McKinney, M.Unobsky, M.O'Hara
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
50
Patra Pull Up To The Bumper Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Pull Up To The Bumper
63  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
63
LAST WEEK
68
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Manno, S.Dunbar, R.Shakespeare, G.Jones
Producer(s):
C.Dillon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
550 Music
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