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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
11
WEEKS ON CHART
Control
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 Control Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Control
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
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
Luther Vandross Stop To Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stop To Love
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, N.Adderley, Jr.
Producer(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
3
Kool & The Gang Victory Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Victory
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Bell, J.Taylor
Producer(s):
R.Bell, I.B.M.C., Kool & The Gang
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
4
Bobby Brown Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Girlfriend
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
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LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.White, L. Peters, K.Crumpler
Producer(s):
L.White
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
5
Ready For The World Love You Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love You Down
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Riley, Jr.
Producer(s):
Ready For The World, G.Spaniola
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
6
Aretha Franklin Jimmy Lee Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jimmy Lee
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, J.Cohen, P.Glass, A.L.Walden
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
7
Anita Baker Caught Up In The Rapture Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Caught Up In The Rapture
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Glenn, D.Quander
Producer(s):
M.J.Powell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
8
Miki Howard Come Share My Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Come Share My Love
11  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Humes
Producer(s):
L.Humes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
9
Vesta Once Bitten Twice Shy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Once Bitten Twice Shy
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Vesta, D.Gant
Producer(s):
D.Crawford
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
10
Shirley Murdock As We Lay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
As We Lay
14  Last
10  Peak
13  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Troutman, B.Beck
Producer(s):
R.Troutman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
11
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)
13  Last
11  Peak
10  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Jones, B.Wooley
Producer(s):
N.G.Rodgers, Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
12
Cameo Candy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Candy
24  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.E.Blackmon, T.M.Jenkins
Producer(s):
L.Blackman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Atlanta Artists
13
Commodores Goin' To The Bank Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Goin' To The Bank
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Lambert, A.Goldmark, F.Golde
Producer(s):
D.Lambert, J.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Polydor
14
James 'D-Train' Williams Misunderstanding Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Misunderstanding
19  Last
14  Peak
10  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
H.Eaves,III, D.Eaves
Producer(s):
H.Eaves III, J.Williams
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
15
New Edition Once In A Lifetime Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Once In A Lifetime Groove
10  Last
10  Peak
12  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
F.J.Perren, R.Wyatt,Jr., C.Perren
Producer(s):
R.temperton, D.Rudolph, B.Swedien
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
16
Billy Ocean Love Is Forever Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Is Forever
15  Last
10  Peak
12  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Brathwaite, B.J.Eastmond, B.Ocean
Producer(s):
W.Brathwaite, B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
17
The Pointer Sisters Goldmine Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Goldmine
20  Last
17  Peak
10  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Goldmark, B.Roberts
Producer(s):
R.Perry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
18
The Gap Band Big Fun Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Big Fun
23  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Simmons, Taylor
Producer(s):
L.Simmons, R.Taylor
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
19
Melba Moore Falling Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Falling
27  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
F.Golde, G.McFadden
Producer(s):
G.McFadden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
20
Klymaxx Sexy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sexy
18  Last
18  Peak
11  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Cooper
Producer(s):
Fenderella, B.Cooper
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Constellation
21
Isaac Hayes Ike's Rap/Hey Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ike's Rap/Hey Girl
12  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
I.Hayes, C.King, G.Goffin
Producer(s):
I.Hayes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
22
Robbie Nevil C'est La Vie Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
C'est La Vie
29  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Nevil, Pain, Holding
Producer(s):
A.Sadkin, P.Thornalley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
23
Beastie Boys It's The New Style Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's The New Style
22  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.K.Horovitz, R.Rubin
Producer(s):
R.Rubin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
24
George Benson Shiver Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Shiver
26  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, P.Glass, S.Valentine
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
25
Freddie Jackson Tasty Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tasty Love
16  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Laurence, F.Jackson
Producer(s):
P.Laurence
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
26
Krystol Precious, Precious Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Precious, Precious
25  Last
25  Peak
11  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Scott, W.Bryant
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
27
Run-D.M.C. You Be Illin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Be Illin'
17  Last
12  Peak
12  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.W.Simmons, J.Mizell, R.White
Producer(s):
R.Simmons, R.Rubin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
28
Lionel Richie Ballerina Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ballerina Girl
36  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Richie
Producer(s):
L.Richie, J.Carmichael
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
29
Donna Allen Serious Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Serious
33  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Pace, D.Allen, Blitz
Producer(s):
L.pace
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | 21
30
Force M.D.'s I Wanna Know Your Name Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wanna Know Your Name
31  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Gamble, L.A.Huff
Producer(s):
R.Halpin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Tommy Boy
31
Jeff Lorber & Karyn White Facts Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Facts Of Love
Jeff Lorber & Karyn White
21  Last
17  Peak
13  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Sturken, E.Rogers
Producer(s):
E.Rogers, C.Sturken, J.Lorber
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
32
Tina Turner Two People Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Two People
35  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Britten, G.Lyle
Producer(s):
T.Britten
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
33
Freddie Jackson Have You Ever Loved Somebody Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Have You Ever Loved Somebody
44  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
34
Ray, Goodman & Brown Take It To The Limit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take It To The Limit
38  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Harris, Rahni Song
Producer(s):
Rahni Song
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
35
Levert Let's Go Out Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Go Out Tonight
28  Last
14  Peak
14  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Levert
Producer(s):
E.LeVert, G.Levert, M.Gordon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
36
El DeBarge Someone Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Someone
32  Last
32  Peak
11  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Graydon, R.Nevil, M.Mueller
Producer(s):
J.Graydon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
37
Janice Christie Heat Stroke Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Heat Stroke
41  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Lord
Producer(s):
P.Lord
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Supertronics
38
Club Nouveau Situation #9 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Situation #9
58  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
58
LAST WEEK
58
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.King, T.McElroy, D.Foster
Producer(s):
J.King, T.McElroy, D.Foster
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
39
J. Blackfoot U-Turn Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
U-Turn
40  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
H.Redmon, N.Jones, T.Bartlett, B.Brown, L.Johnson
Producer(s):
H.Banks
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Edge
40
O'Bryan Tenderoni Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tenderoni
46  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Knight, A.Zigman
Producer(s):
J.Knight, A.Zigman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
41
Luther Ingram Baby Don't Go Too Far Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Don't Go Too Far
42  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Loggins, R.Smith
Producer(s):
M.Day
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
42
Loose Ends Slow Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Slow Down
53  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Mac Intosh, Nichol, Eugene
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
43
Chico DeBarge Talk To Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Talk To Me
34  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.Mundy, F.Golde, P.Fox
Producer(s):
S.Drinkwater
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
44
Al Jarreau Tell Me What I Gotta Do Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tell Me What I Gotta Do
37  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Keane, M.Himelstein, J.Graydon
Producer(s):
N.G.Rodgers, Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
45
The Temptations To Be Continued Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
To Be Continued
51  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.O.Woodson, O.Williams
Producer(s):
P.Bunetta, R.Chudacoff
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
46
Five Star If I Say Yes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If I Say Yes
52  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Jay, M.Morrow
Producer(s):
B.Pearson, M.Jay
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
47
Rose Royce Doesn't Have To Be This Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Doesn't Have To Be This Way
49  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Lironi, D.McIntyre, R.Feldman
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Omni
48
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Hold On Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hold On
50  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Wiz, D.Leitta
Producer(s):
Wiz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
49
Gregory Abbott Shake You Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Shake You Down
47  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Abbott
Producer(s):
G.Abbott
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
50
Jesse Johnson (Featuring Sly Stone) Crazay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Crazay
Jesse Johnson (Featuring Sly Stone)
30  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson
Producer(s):
J.Johnson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
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