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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
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LAST WEEK
9
WEEKS ON CHART
Nasty
Songwriter(s)
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, J.Jackson
Producer(s)
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label
A&M
Gains in performance

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Janet Jackson Nasty Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Nasty
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, J.Jackson
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
2
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald On My Own Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
On My Own
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
B.Bacharach, C.Bayer Bacharach
Producer(s):
B.Bacharach, C.B.Sager
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
3
Billy Ocean There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Brathwaite, B.J.Eastmond, B.Ocean
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond, W.Brathwaite
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
4
Midnight Star Headlines Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Headlines
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Simmons, V.Calloway, Belinda, R.Calloway, M.Genry, B.Lovelace
Producer(s):
R.Calloway, Midnight Star
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Solar
5
Meli'sa Morgan Do You Still Love Me? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do You Still Love Me?
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Wilson, M.Morgan
Producer(s):
L.Wilson, M.Morgan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
6
Rene & Angela You Don't Have To Cry Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Don't Have To Cry
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Moore, A.Winbush
Producer(s):
B.Watson, B.Swedien, Rene & Angela
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
7
El DeBarge Who's Johnny ("Short Circuit" Theme) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Who's Johnny ("Short Circuit" Theme)
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Wolf, I.Wolf
Producer(s):
P.Wolf
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
8
The S.O.S. Band The Finest Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Finest
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.S.Lewis, J.S.Harris III
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
9
Yarbrough & Peoples I Wouldn't Lie Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wouldn't Lie
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Simmons, J.Hamilton, R.Adams
Producer(s):
L.Simmons, J.Hamilton
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
10
Whitney Houston Greatest Love Of All Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Greatest Love Of All
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Masser, L.Creed
Producer(s):
M.Masser
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
11
Five Star Love Take Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Take Over
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Oattes, R.Van Schack
Producer(s):
B.Oattes, R.Van Schack
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
12
52nd Street Tell Me (How It Feels) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tell Me (How It Feels)
18  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Henry
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
13
Tease Firestarter Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Firestarter
14  Last
13  Peak
13  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Shockley
Producer(s):
S.Shockley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
14
Atlantic Starr If Your Heart Isn't In It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If Your Heart Isn't In It
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Stuart
Producer(s):
D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
15
Johnny Kemp Just Another Lover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just Another Lover
17  Last
15  Peak
11  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Kashif, J.Smith
Producer(s):
New Music Group, J.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
16
The Controllers Stay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stay
12  Last
12  Peak
13  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.J.Eastmond, V.J.Smith
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
17
Run-D.M.C. My Adidas Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Adidas
21  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
18
Joeski Love Pee Wee's Dance Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Pee Wee's Dance
25  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
V.Davis, J.Roper,Jr.
Producer(s):
V.Davis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Vintertainment
19
George Clinton Do Fries Go With That Shake Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do Fries Go With That Shake
16  Last
13  Peak
12  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Washington, G.Clinton
Producer(s):
G.Clinton, S.Washington
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
20
Philip Bailey State Of The Heart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
State Of The Heart
20  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Murphy, P.Pesco
Producer(s):
N.G.Rodgers, Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
21
Rumors Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rumors
27  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Thompson, M.Marshall, A.Hill
Producer(s):
J.King, D.Foster
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jay
22
Force M.D.'s Here I Go Again Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Here I Go Again
24  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Halpin, A.Lundy
Producer(s):
R.Halpin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Tommy Boy
23
Fat Boys Sex Machine Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sex Machine
23  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Brown, B.Byrd, R.Lenhoff, M.Morales, D.Wimbley, D.Robinson
Producer(s):
D.ogrin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sutra
24
Jeffrey Osborne You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)
29  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Goldmark, B.Roberts
Producer(s):
R.Perry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
25
New Edition With You All The Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
With You All The Way
28  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Wurtz
Producer(s):
G.Tobin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
26
Whodini Funky Beat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Funky Beat
34  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.E.Fletcher, Hutchins, Carter Smith
Producer(s):
L.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
27
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
19  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Winbush, R.Moore
Producer(s):
R.Kersey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
28
Rick James Sweet And Sexy Thing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sweet And Sexy Thing
31  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.James
Producer(s):
R.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
29
Mtume Breathless Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Breathless
33  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Mtume
Producer(s):
Mtume
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
30
Aretha Franklin Ain't Nobody Ever Loved You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ain't Nobody Ever Loved You
32  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, J.Cohen
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
31
Rainy Davis Sweetheart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sweetheart
35  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.L.Davis, P.Warner
Producer(s):
P.Warner, D.Kessler, D.L.Davis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Supertronics
32
Alexander O'Neal What's Missing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What's Missing
15  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Harris,III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
33
Junior Oh, Louise Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Oh, Louise
22  Last
14  Peak
13  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Junior, Smith
Producer(s):
Junior
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
34
Pauli Carman Dial My Number Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dial My Number
37  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Frank, M.Murphy
Producer(s):
D.Frank, M.Murphy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
35
Prince And The Revolution Mountains Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mountains
46  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
59
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
36
Nu Shooz I Can't Wait Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can't Wait
26  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Smith
Producer(s):
J.Smith, R.Waritz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
37
Skyy Givin' It (To You) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Givin' It (To You)
44  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Muller
Producer(s):
R.Muller, S.Roberts
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
38
Jean Carne Closer Than Close Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Closer Than Close
54  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
72
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Price
Producer(s):
G.Washington,Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Omni
39
Mazarati 100 MPH Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
100 MPH
45  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Brown Mark, David Z.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
40
Precious Wilson I'll Be Your Friend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'll Be Your Friend
40  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Astrop
Producer(s):
J.Astrop, B.New
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
41
The Rose Brothers I Get Off On You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Get Off On You
36  Last
28  Peak
13  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.R.Cason
Producer(s):
R.Cason, J.lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Malaco | Muscle Shoals Sound Gospel
42
Pet Shop Boys West End Girls Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
West End Girls
39  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
43
Cherrelle Artificial Heart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Artificial Heart
56  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
56
LAST WEEK
63
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
44
ConFunkShun Burnin' Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Burnin' Love
60  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
60
LAST WEEK
85
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Z.Giles, B.Osborne
Producer(s):
A.Z.Giles, B.Osborne
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
45
Willie Collins Let's Get Started Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Get Started
51  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Nichols
Producer(s):
B.Nichols, W.Collins
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
46
Gavin Christopher One Step Closer To You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
One Step Closer To You
55  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Rogers, Sturken, Pescetto, Grant
Producer(s):
C.Sturken, E.Rogers, G.Christopher
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | EMI
47
Ca$hflow Mine All Mine Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mine All Mine
68  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
68
LAST WEEK
87
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Beck
Producer(s):
L.Blackmon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Atlanta Artists
48
Teena Marie Lips To Find You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lips To Find You
58  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
58
LAST WEEK
81
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Marie
Producer(s):
T.Marie
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
49
Regina Baby Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Love
59  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
70
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Bray, R.Richards, M.Kessler
Producer(s):
S.P.Bray
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
50
Connie Experience Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Experience
50  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Larkins,II, J.Stone
Producer(s):
A.Larkins,II
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sunnyview
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