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
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Candy
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Aretha Franklin Jimmy Lee Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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3
Luther Vandross Stop To Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stop To Love
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Melba Moore Falling Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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Miki Howard Come Share My Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Come Share My Love
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15
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Shirley Murdock As We Lay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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Robbie Nevil C'est La Vie Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
C'est La Vie
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11
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8
Freddie Jackson Have You Ever Loved Somebody Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Have You Ever Loved Somebody
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7
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The Gap Band Big Fun Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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Gains in performance
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Lionel Richie Ballerina Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ballerina Girl
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Janet Jackson Control Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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14
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12
Club Nouveau Situation #9 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Situation #9
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12
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7
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Donna Allen Serious Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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13
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12
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Gains in performance
14
Ray, Goodman & Brown Take It To The Limit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take It To The Limit
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10
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Loose Ends Slow Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Slow Down
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10
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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)
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Tina Turner Two People Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Two People
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10
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George Benson Shiver Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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12
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James 'D-Train' Williams Misunderstanding Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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13
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Force M.D.'s I Wanna Know Your Name Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wanna Know Your Name
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11
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Bobby Brown Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Girlfriend
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15
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The Jets You Got It All Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Got It All
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11
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Janice Christie Heat Stroke Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Heat Stroke
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11
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Five Star If I Say Yes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If I Say Yes
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Ready For The World Love You Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love You Down
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17
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28
The Temptations To Be Continued Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
To Be Continued
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9
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10
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8
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Rose Royce Doesn't Have To Be This Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Doesn't Have To Be This Way
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Gains in performance
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Midnight Star Engine No. 9 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Engine No. 9
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6
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Sylvester Someone Like You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Someone Like You
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10
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34
Anita Baker Caught Up In The Rapture Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Caught Up In The Rapture
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O'Bryan Tenderoni Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tenderoni
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J. Blackfoot U-Turn Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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Luther Ingram Baby Don't Go Too Far Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Don't Go Too Far
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Beastie Boys Paul Revere Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Paul Revere
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9
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Timex Social Club Thinkin' About Ya Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Thinkin' About Ya
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6
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Gains in performance
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Jesse Johnson She (I Can't Resist) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
She (I Can't Resist)
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6
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Gains in performance
41
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
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Phyllis Hyman Living All Alone Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Living All Alone
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7
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Gains in performance
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Millie Jackson Love Is A Dangerous Game Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Is A Dangerous Game
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The Rose Brothers Easy Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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Vesta Once Bitten Twice Shy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Once Bitten Twice Shy
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James Brown How Do You Stop Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
How Do You Stop
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3
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Janet Jackson Let's Wait Awhile Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Wait Awhile
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Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
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Beastie Boys It's The New Style Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's The New Style
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Jeff Lorber & Karyn White Facts Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Facts Of Love
Jeff Lorber & Karyn White
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16
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The Human League I Need Your Loving Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Need Your Loving
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7
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Rebbie Jackson You Send The Rain Away Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Send The Rain Away
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7
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Stacy Lattisaw Jump Into My Life Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jump Into My Life
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2
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Gains in performance
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Bruce Willis Respect Yourself Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Respect Yourself
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2
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Gains in performance
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Commodores Goin' To The Bank Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Goin' To The Bank
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18
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Najee Sweet Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sweet Love
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4
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Gains in performance
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Jody Watley Looking For A New Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Looking For A New Love
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
59
Klymaxx Sexy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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18
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14
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60
Mel & Kim Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)
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60
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2
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Gains in performance
61
The Givens Family Somehow, Someway Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Somehow, Someway
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61
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
62
Focus Zero In July Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Zero In July
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62
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3
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Run-D.M.C. You Be Illin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Be Illin'
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PEAK POSITION
15
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64
New Edition Once In A Lifetime Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Once In A Lifetime Groove
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10
PEAK POSITION
15
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65
Gregory Abbott Shake You Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Shake You Down
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PEAK POSITION
25
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66
One Way You Better Quit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Better Quit
86
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66
PEAK POSITION
2
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Gains in performance
67
Freddie Jackson Tasty Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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1
PEAK POSITION
19
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68
Heavy D & The Boyz Mr. Big Stuff Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mr. Big Stuff
71
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68
PEAK POSITION
7
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69
Billy Ocean Love Is Forever Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Is Forever
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10
PEAK POSITION
15
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70
O.C. Smith Brenda Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
84
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70
PEAK POSITION
3
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Gains in performance
71
Mtume Body And Soul (Take Me) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Body And Soul (Take Me)
73
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71
PEAK POSITION
4
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72
Isaac Hayes Ike's Rap/Hey Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ike's Rap/Hey Girl
58
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9
PEAK POSITION
15
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73
Sheila E. Hold Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hold Me
Gains in performance
74
Prince Phillip Mitchell You're Gonna Come Back To Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You're Gonna Come Back To Love
75
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74
PEAK POSITION
7
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75
Commodores Take It From Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take It From Me
93
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75
PEAK POSITION
2
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Gains in performance
76
Chico DeBarge Talk To Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Talk To Me
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7
PEAK POSITION
20
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77
Sandra Feva Here Now Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Here Now
83
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77
PEAK POSITION
4
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Gains in performance
78
Nayobe Good Things Come To Those Who Wait Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Good Things Come To Those Who Wait
78
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
8
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79
Jean Carne Everything Must Change Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everything Must Change
82
LAST WEEK
79
PEAK POSITION
3
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80
New Edition Featuring Little Anthony Tears On My Pillow Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tears On My Pillow
New Edition Featuring Little Anthony
Gains in performance
81
Patti LaBelle Something Special Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Something Special
Gains in performance
82
Rainy Davis Lowdown So And So Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lowdown So And So
Gains in performance
83
Expose Come Go With Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Come Go With Me
Gains in performance
84
Bunny Debarge Save The Best For Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Save The Best For Me
Gains in performance
85
Boogie Boys Share My World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Share My World
85
LAST WEEK
85
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
86
Meli'sa Morgan Deeper Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Deeper Love
95
LAST WEEK
86
PEAK POSITION
2
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Gains in performance
87
Kool & The Gang Stone Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Gains in performance
88
George Duke Good Friend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Good Friend
74
LAST WEEK
60
PEAK POSITION
11
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89
Millie Scott Ev'ry Little Bit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ev'ry Little Bit
Gains in performance
90
Jermaine Jackson Words Into Action Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Words Into Action
92
LAST WEEK
90
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Shirley Jones She Knew About Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
She Knew About Me
Gains in performance
92
Phil Fearon I Can Prove It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can Prove It
72
LAST WEEK
72
PEAK POSITION
8
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93
Dana Dane Delancey Street Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Delancey Street
Gains in performance
94
Billy Vera & The Beaters At This Moment Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
96
LAST WEEK
94
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
95
B. Fats Whoppit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whoppit
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LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Scherrie Payne & Phillip Ingram Incredible Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Incredible
Scherrie Payne & Phillip Ingram
Gains in performance
97
Biz Markie Make The Music With Your Mouth Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Make The Music With Your Mouth
88
LAST WEEK
84
PEAK POSITION
6
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98
Nocera Summertime, Summertime Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Summertime, Summertime
64
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
99
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)
68
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
13
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100
Al Jarreau Tell Me What I Gotta Do Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tell Me What I Gotta Do
90
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
12
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