All Charts
How This Chart Works
Radio Airplay + Sales Data + Streaming Data = HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS
This week's most popular R&B/Hip-Hop songs, based on radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music. Songs are defined as current if they are newly-released titles, or songs receiving widespread airplay and/or sales activity for the first time.

HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS

The week of
4
LAST WEEK
4
WEEKS ON CHART
When Doves Cry
Songwriter(s)
Prince
Producer(s)
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label
Rhino | NPG/Warner Bros.

EXPAND ALL

Play
1
Prince When Doves Cry Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When Doves Cry
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | NPG/Warner Bros.
2
Deniece Williams Let's Hear It For The Boy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Hear It For The Boy
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
3
Jocelyn Brown Somebody Else's Guy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Somebody Else's Guy
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Browne
Producer(s):
F.McFarlane, A.George, J.Browne
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Prelude | Vinyl Dreams
4
O'Bryan Lovelite Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lovelite
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
5
The Pointer Sisters Jump (For My Love) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jump (For My Love)
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
6
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Shackles Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Shackles
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

7
Patrice Rushen Feels So Real (Won't Let Go) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
8
Cherelle I Didn't Mean To Turn You On Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Didn't Mean To Turn You On
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
9
Rockwell Obscene Phone Caller Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Obscene Phone Caller
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
10
Roger In The Mix Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
In The Mix
11  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

11
Ollie And Jerry Breakin'...there's No Stopping Us Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Breakin'...there's No Stopping Us
25  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
O.E.Brown, J.Knight
Producer(s):
O.E.Brown
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Polydor
12
Tina Turner What's Love Got To Do With It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What's Love Got To Do With It
20  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Britten, G.Lyle
Producer(s):
T.Britten
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
13
Peabo Bryson If Ever You're In My Arms Again Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If Ever You're In My Arms Again
18  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Masser, T.Snow, C.Weil
Producer(s):
M.Masser
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
14
Bar-Kays Freakshow On The Dance Floor Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Freakshow On The Dance Floor
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

15
World's Famous Supreme Team Hey D.J. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hey D.J.
17  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
16
Yarbrough & Peoples Don't Waste Your Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Waste Your Time
13  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Ellis
Producer(s):
J.Ellis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
17
One Way Lady You Are Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lady You Are
10  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

18
Grandmaster Melle Mel Beat Street Breakdown - Part I Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Beat Street Breakdown - Part I
Grandmaster Melle Mel
32  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
19
Dennis Edwards (You're My) Aphrodisiac Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(You're My) Aphrodisiac
24  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

20
Teddy Pendergrass And Whitney Houston Hold Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hold Me
Teddy Pendergrass And Whitney Houston
26  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Masser, L.Creed
Producer(s):
M.Masser
21
Lionel Richie Hello Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hello
14  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
22
Dazz Band Swoop (I'm Yours) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Swoop (I'm Yours)
19  Last
12  Peak
11  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

23
Divine Sound What People Do For Money Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What People Do For Money
23  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
24
Newcleus Jam On It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jam On It
21  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
25
Womack & Womack Baby I'm Scared Of You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby I'm Scared Of You
30  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

26
Change Change Of Heart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Change Of Heart
15  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
27
Cameo Talkin' Out The Side Of Your Neck Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Talkin' Out The Side Of Your Neck
31  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

28
Run-D.M.C. Rock Box Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Box
22  Last
22  Peak
10  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
29
LaToya Jackson Heart Don't Lie Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Heart Don't Lie
29  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Private I
30
L.J. Reynolds Touch Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Touch Down
27  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

31
Melba Moore Love Me Right Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Me Right
16  Last
15  Peak
11  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

32
Dennis Edwards Don't Look Any Further Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Look Any Further
28  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Lambert, F.Golde, D.Hitchings
Producer(s):
D.Lambert
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
33
Kashif Baby Don't Break Your Baby's Heart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Don't Break Your Baby's Heart
46  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
34
Patti LaBelle Love, Need And Want You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love, Need And Want You
33  Last
10  Peak
15  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

35
Smokey Robinson And I Don't Love You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
And I Don't Love You
43  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

36
Herbie Hancock Mega-Mix Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mega-Mix
36  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
37
The Art Of Noise Close (To The Edit) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Close (To The Edit)
45  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
38
Michael Jackson Farewell My Summer Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Farewell My Summer Love
42  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
39
One Way Mr. Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mr. Groove
60  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
60
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

40
Brass Construction Never Had A Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Had A Girl
44  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

41
Sheila E. The Glamorous Life Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Glamorous Life
51  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
61
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Sheila E.
Producer(s):
Sheila E., Starr Company
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
42
Stanley Clarke Heaven sent You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Heaven sent You
54  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
63
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
43
Lakeside Outrageous Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Outrageous
58  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
58
LAST WEEK
80
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
44
Johnny Mathis Simple Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Simple
47  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
45
Bloodstone Instant Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Instant Love
49  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

46
Suttons Live It Up (Love It Up) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Live It Up (Love It Up)
48  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

47
Stacy Lattisaw & Johnny Gill Baby It's You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby It's You
Stacy Lattisaw & Johnny Gill
37  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

48
The Chi-lites Gimme Whatcha Got Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Gimme Whatcha Got
55  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
62
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

49
Force M.D.'s Let Me Love You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let Me Love You
53  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

50
Atlantic Starr Second To None Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Second To None
50  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS

Chart Archive Search
SELECT A DATE
Try a birthday or anniversary
 

Please try a different date

Loading...
THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.