HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS

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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.
The week of
2
WEEKS AT NO. 1
11
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Love You Down
Play
2
Bobby Brown Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Girlfriend
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
4
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
4
Janet Jackson Control Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
5
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
5
Luther Vandross Stop To Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stop To Love
9
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
6
Commodores Goin' To The Bank Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Goin' To The Bank
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
7
Anita Baker Caught Up In The Rapture Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Caught Up In The Rapture
7
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
8
Freddie Jackson Tasty Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
6
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
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9
Isaac Hayes Ike's Rap/Hey Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ike's Rap/Hey Girl
10
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
9
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10
Billy Ocean Love Is Forever Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Is Forever
16
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
11
New Edition Once In A Lifetime Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Once In A Lifetime Groove
17
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
12
Run-D.M.C. You Be Illin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Be Illin'
12
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Vesta Once Bitten Twice Shy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Once Bitten Twice Shy
18
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
Levert Let's Go Out Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Go Out Tonight
14
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Shirley Murdock As We Lay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
20
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
16
Aretha Franklin Jimmy Lee Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
24
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
17
Jeff Lorber & Karyn White Facts Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Facts Of Love
Jeff Lorber & Karyn White
19
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Grace Jones I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You)
21
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
19
Miki Howard Come Share My Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Come Share My Love
23
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
20
Klymaxx Sexy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
22
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
21
Chico DeBarge Talk To Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Talk To Me
15
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
22
Lionel Richie Love Will Conquer All Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Will Conquer All
8
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Beastie Boys It's The New Style Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's The New Style
29
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
24
James 'D-Train' Williams Misunderstanding Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
31
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
7
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26
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
26
Jesse Johnson (Featuring Sly Stone) Crazay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Crazay
Jesse Johnson (Featuring Sly Stone)
11
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Krystol Precious, Precious Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Precious, Precious
33
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
28
George Benson Shiver Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
34
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
29
Chaka Khan Tight Fit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tight Fit
28
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
30
One Way Don't Think About It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Think About It
13
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
31
The Gap Band Big Fun Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
36
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
32
Melba Moore Falling Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
40
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
33
Cameo Candy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Candy
39
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance
34
El DeBarge Someone Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Someone
35
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Gregory Abbott Shake You Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Shake You Down
27
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Robbie Nevil C'est La Vie Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
C'est La Vie
41
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
37
Al Jarreau Tell Me What I Gotta Do Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tell Me What I Gotta Do
44
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
38
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly When You Love Someone Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When You Love Someone
38
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Force M.D.'s I Wanna Know Your Name Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wanna Know Your Name
43
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
40
Donna Allen Serious Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
45
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
41
Full Force Unfaithful So Much Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Unfaithful So Much
25
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
42
The Manhattans (With Regina Bell) Where Did We Go Wrong? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Where Did We Go Wrong?
The Manhattans (With Regina Bell)
42
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Tina Turner Two People Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Two People
50
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
44
Ray, Goodman & Brown Take It To The Limit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take It To The Limit
51
LAST WEEK
44
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
55
LAST WEEK
45
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
46
Janice Christie Heat Stroke Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Heat Stroke
49
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
47
Luther Ingram Baby Don't Go Too Far Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Don't Go Too Far
56
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
48
J. Blackfoot U-Turn Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
57
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
49
Lionel Richie Ballerina Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ballerina Girl
66
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
50
O'Bryan Tenderoni Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tenderoni
52
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
51
Melba Moore (Duet With Freddie Jackson) A Little Bit More Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
A Little Bit More
Melba Moore (Duet With Freddie Jackson)
46
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
58
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
53
Nocera Summertime, Summertime Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Summertime, Summertime
53
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Loose Ends Slow Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Slow Down
67
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
55
The Jets You Got It All Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Got It All
62
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
56
Rose Royce Doesn't Have To Be This Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Doesn't Have To Be This Way
65
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
57
Bobby Womack (I Wanna) Make Love To You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(I Wanna) Make Love To You
59
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Freddie Jackson Have You Ever Loved Somebody Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Have You Ever Loved Somebody
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
59
The Temptations To Be Continued Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
To Be Continued
64
LAST WEEK
59
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
60
George Duke Good Friend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Good Friend
60
LAST WEEK
60
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Millie Jackson Hot! Wild! Unrestricted! Crazy Love! Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hot! Wild! Unrestricted! Crazy Love!
32
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Five Star If I Say Yes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If I Say Yes
85
LAST WEEK
62
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
74
LAST WEEK
63
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
64
Sylvester Someone Like You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Someone Like You
71
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
65
Kurtis Blow I'm Chillin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Chillin'
47
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Patti LaBelle Kiss Away The Pain Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Kiss Away The Pain
30
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Beastie Boys Paul Revere Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Paul Revere
84
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
68
Jenny Burton Do You Want It Bad Enuff Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do You Want It Bad Enuff
68
LAST WEEK
68
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
69
B. Fats Whoppit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whoppit
70
LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Stacy Lattisaw Nail It To The Wall Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Nail It To The Wall
37
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Cameo Word Up Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Word Up
61
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Club Nouveau Situation #9 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Situation #9
Gains in performance
48
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Gwen Guthrie Outside In The Rain Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Outside In The Rain
63
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Janice McClaine Passion And Pain Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Passion And Pain
79
LAST WEEK
75
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Trinere I Know You Love Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Know You Love Me
69
LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Kenny G. (Vocal By Lenny Williams) Don't Make Me Wait For Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Make Me Wait For Love
Kenny G. (Vocal By Lenny Williams)
78
LAST WEEK
77
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Lyn Roman Don't Look Back Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Look Back
81
LAST WEEK
78
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Nayobe Good Things Come To Those Who Wait Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Good Things Come To Those Who Wait
89
LAST WEEK
79
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
The Rose Brothers Easy Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Gains in performance
81
Phil Fearon I Can Prove It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can Prove It
95
LAST WEEK
81
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
83
LAST WEEK
82
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Octavia 2 The Limit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
2 The Limit
73
LAST WEEK
68
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew Lovin' Ev'ry Minute Of It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lovin' Ev'ry Minute Of It
Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
Gains in performance
85
Heavy D & The Boyz Mr. Big Stuff Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mr. Big Stuff
Gains in performance
86
Jeffrey Osborne In Your Eyes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
In Your Eyes
91
LAST WEEK
86
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
87
Howard Hewett I'm For Real Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm For Real
72
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
88
The Givens Family Somehow, Someway Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Somehow, Someway
Gains in performance
89
The Human League I Need Your Loving Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Need Your Loving
Gains in performance
90
Source Featuring Candi Staton You Got The Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Got The Love
Source Featuring Candi Staton
90
LAST WEEK
90
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
91
James Ingram Never Felt So Good Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Felt So Good
86
LAST WEEK
86
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Rebbie Jackson You Send The Rain Away Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Send The Rain Away
Gains in performance
93
The Temptations Lady Soul Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
76
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Daryl Hall Foolish Pride Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Foolish Pride
97
LAST WEEK
94
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Phyllis Hyman Living All Alone Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Living All Alone
Gains in performance
96
Peabo Bryson Good Combination Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Good Combination
82
LAST WEEK
44
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Prince Phillip Mitchell You're Gonna Come Back To Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You're Gonna Come Back To Love
Gains in performance
98
The S.O.S. Band Even When You Sleep Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Even When You Sleep
54
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Latimore Sunshine Lady Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sunshine Lady
80
LAST WEEK
76
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Captain Sky You Bring Me Up Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Bring Me Up
99
LAST WEEK
80
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
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