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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
2
WEEKS AT NO. 1
7
WEEKS ON CHART
Kiss
Songwriter(s)
Prince
Producer(s)
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label
Rhino | NPG/Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
Gains in performance

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1
Prince And The Revolution Kiss Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Kiss
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
PREVIOUS WEEK
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | NPG/Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
2
The Gap Band Going In Circles Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Going In Circles
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
5
PREVIOUS WEEK
4
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Peters
Producer(s):
L.Simmons, J.Ellis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
3
Janet Jackson What Have You Done For Me Lately Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What Have You Done For Me Lately
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
1
PREVIOUS WEEK
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, J.Jackson
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
4
New Edition A Little Bit Of Love  (Is All It Takes) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
A Little Bit Of Love (Is All It Takes)
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
PREVIOUS WEEK
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Wyatt,Jr., C.Perren
Producer(s):
R.Rudolph, M.Sembello
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
5
Nu Shooz I Can't Wait Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can't Wait
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
PREVIOUS WEEK
6
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Smith
Producer(s):
J.Smith, R.Waritz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
6
The Jets Crush On You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Crush On You
Last
Peak
Weeks
15
PREVIOUS WEEK
9
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Knight, A.Zigman
Producer(s):
D.Powell, D.Rivkin, J.Knight, A.Zigman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
7
Teddy Pendergrass Love 4/2 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love 4/2
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
PREVIOUS WEEK
7
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Pendergrass, J.Carter, N.Lee
Producer(s):
T.Pendergrass, J.Carter
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Asylum
8
Stephanie Mills I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
PREVIOUS WEEK
11
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Winbush, R.Moore
Producer(s):
R.Kersey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
9
Stevie Wonder Overjoyed Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Overjoyed
Last
Peak
Weeks
11
PREVIOUS WEEK
8
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.H.Morris
Producer(s):
S.Wonder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Tamla
10
Falco Rock Me Amadeus Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Me Amadeus
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
16
PREVIOUS WEEK
10
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Bolland, F.Bolland, Falco
Producer(s):
R.Bolland, F.Bolland
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
11
Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal Saturday Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Saturday Love
Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
2
PREVIOUS WEEK
5
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
12
Ca$hflow Party Freak Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Party Freak
13  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
18
PREVIOUS WEEK
13
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Greene
Producer(s):
L.Blackmon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Atlanta Artists
13
Colonel Abrams I'm Not Gonna Let (You Get The Best Of Me) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Not Gonna Let (You Get The Best Of Me)
16  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
22
PREVIOUS WEEK
16
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Colonel Abrams, M.Freeman
Producer(s):
R.Burgess, Colonel Abrams
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
14
Jermaine Jackson I Think It's Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Think It's Love
18  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
20
PREVIOUS WEEK
18
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Jackson, M.Omartian, S.H.Morris
Producer(s):
M.Omartian
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
15
Starpoint Restless Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Restless
21  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
27
PREVIOUS WEEK
21
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Phillips, K.Diamond
Producer(s):
K.Diamond, L.Job
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
16
Freddie Jackson Love Is Just A Touch Away Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Is Just A Touch Away
29  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
33
PREVIOUS WEEK
29
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
F.Jackson, B.J.Eastmond
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
17
Whistle (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'
19  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
23
PREVIOUS WEEK
19
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Whistle, Kango Kid, H.Tee
Producer(s):
Kango Kid, H.Tee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Select
18
ET (Eddie Townes) Best Friends Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Best Friends
20  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
25
PREVIOUS WEEK
20
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Towns
Producer(s):
E.Towns
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
19
LL Cool J Rock The Bells Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock The Bells
28  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
40
PREVIOUS WEEK
28
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.T.Smith, R.Rubin
Producer(s):
R.Rubin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
20
Juicy Sugar Free Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sugar Free
17  Last
13  Peak
11  Weeks
13
PREVIOUS WEEK
17
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Barnes, J.Barnes
Producer(s):
E.Deodato
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Private I
21
Val Young If You Should Ever Be Lonely Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If You Should Ever Be Lonely
22  Last
21  Peak
10  Weeks
29
PREVIOUS WEEK
22
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
V.Young, F.Jenkins
Producer(s):
L.Ruffin,Jr., F.Jenkins
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
22
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald On My Own Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
On My Own
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
39  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
55
PREVIOUS WEEK
39
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
B.Bacharach, C.Bayer Bacharach
Producer(s):
B.Bacharach, C.B.Sager
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
23
Patti Austin The Heat Of Heat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Heat Of Heat
26  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
30
PREVIOUS WEEK
26
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.S.Lewis, J.S.Harris III
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
24
Shirley Murdock No More Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
No More
25  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
26
PREVIOUS WEEK
25
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Troutman, L.Troutman, G.Jackson, S.Murdock
Producer(s):
R.Troutman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
25
Evelyn "Champagne" King High Horse Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
High Horse
30  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
32
PREVIOUS WEEK
30
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.George, F.C.McFarlane
Producer(s):
A.George, F.McFarlane
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
26
Rene & Angela Your Smile Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Your Smile
14  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
7
PREVIOUS WEEK
14
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Moore, A.Winbush
Producer(s):
B.Watson, B.Swedien, Rene & Angela
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
27
The S.O.S. Band The Finest Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Finest
40  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
53
PREVIOUS WEEK
40
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.S.Lewis, J.S.Harris III
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
28
Aretha Franklin Another Night Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Another Night
15  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
9
PREVIOUS WEEK
15
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Cantarelli, R.Freeland
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
29
Vanity Under The Influence Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Under The Influence
34  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
42
PREVIOUS WEEK
34
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Faragher, R.Nevil, T.Haynes
Producer(s):
S.Drinkwater, T.Faragher
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
30
Sade Never As Good As The First Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never As Good As The First Time
41  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
52
PREVIOUS WEEK
41
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
H.F.Adu, A.Matthewman
Producer(s):
B.Rogan, Sade
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Portrait
31
Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Loves On Fire Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Loves On Fire
Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess
37  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
39
PREVIOUS WEEK
37
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Aleem, T-R.Aleem
Producer(s):
T.Aleem, T-R.Aleem
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
32
Trinere I'll Be All You Ever Need Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'll Be All You Ever Need
32  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
37
PREVIOUS WEEK
32
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Butler, Freestyle
Producer(s):
Pretty Tony
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jam Packed
33
Wally Badarou Chief Inspector Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Chief Inspector
33  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
38
PREVIOUS WEEK
33
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Badarou
Producer(s):
W.Badarou
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | IVA/Island
34
Full Force Unselfish Lover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Unselfish Lover
35  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
36
PREVIOUS WEEK
35
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force, J.B.Moore, R.Ford,Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
35
Eugene Wilde Diana Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Diana
12  Last
10  Peak
11  Weeks
10
PREVIOUS WEEK
12
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Broomfield, M.Horton
Producer(s):
M.Forte, D.R.Robinson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Philly World
36
Atlantic Starr If Your Heart Isn't In It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If Your Heart Isn't In It
42  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
47
PREVIOUS WEEK
42
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
H.Stuart
Producer(s):
D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
37
Zapp Computer Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Computer Love
23  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
14
PREVIOUS WEEK
23
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Troutman, L.Troutman
Producer(s):
R.Troutman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
38
Michael Henderson Do It To Me Good (Tonight) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do It To Me Good (Tonight)
44  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
51
PREVIOUS WEEK
44
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Henderson
Producer(s):
M.Henderson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
39
Force M.D.'s Tender Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tender Love
27  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
17
PREVIOUS WEEK
27
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
T.S.Lewis, Jimmy Jam
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Tommy Boy
40
Junior Oh, Louise Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Oh, Louise
49  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
59
PREVIOUS WEEK
49
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Junior, Smith
Producer(s):
Junior
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
41
Whitney Houston How Will I Know Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
How Will I Know
24  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
12
PREVIOUS WEEK
24
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
G.Merrill, S.Rubicam, N.M.Walden
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
42
The Isley Brothers May I? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
May I?
46  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
49
PREVIOUS WEEK
46
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Isley, O.Isley, E.J.Isley
Producer(s):
Isley Brothers
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
43
Meli'sa Morgan Do Me Baby Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do Me Baby
38  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
24
PREVIOUS WEEK
38
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
P.Laurence
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
44
Anita Baker Watch Your Step Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Watch Your Step
54  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
60
PREVIOUS WEEK
54
LAST WEEK
44
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Baker
Producer(s):
M.J.Powell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
45
George Clinton Do Fries Go With That Shake Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do Fries Go With That Shake
55  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
71
PREVIOUS WEEK
55
LAST WEEK
45
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Washington, G.Clinton
Producer(s):
G.Clinton, S.Washington
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
46
Alexander O'Neal What's Missing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What's Missing
51  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
73
PREVIOUS WEEK
51
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Harris,III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
47
The Rose Brothers I Get Off On You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Get Off On You
52  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
70
PREVIOUS WEEK
52
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.R.Cason
Producer(s):
R.Cason, J.lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Malaco | Muscle Shoals Sound Gospel
48
The Controllers Stay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stay
50  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
62
PREVIOUS WEEK
50
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.J.Eastmond, V.J.Smith
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
49
Whitney Houston Greatest Love Of All Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Greatest Love Of All
68  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
68
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Masser, L.Creed
Producer(s):
M.Masser
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
50
Dionne Warwick Whisper In The Dark Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whisper In The Dark
53  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
67
PREVIOUS WEEK
53
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Roberts, E.Bronfman,Jr.
Producer(s):
A.Galuten
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
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