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.
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Smokey Robinson Just To See Her Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just To See Her
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Cameo Back And Forth Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Back And Forth
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Luther Vandross with Gregory Hines There's Nothing Better Than Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
There's Nothing Better Than Love
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Surface Happy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Happy
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Melba Moore It's Been So Long Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's Been So Long
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Freddie Jackson I Don't Want To Lose Your Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Don't Want To Lose Your Love
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Shirley Murdock Go On Without You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Go On Without You
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Anita Baker Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year)
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Patrice Rushen Watch Out Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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The System Don't Disturb This Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Disturb This Groove
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Klymaxx I'd Still Say Yes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'd Still Say Yes
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13
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Miki Howard Imagination Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Imagination
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The Gap Band Zibble, Zibble (Get The Money) (AKA: Get Loose, Get Funky) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Zibble, Zibble (Get The Money) (AKA: Get Loose, Get Funky)
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Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson Diamonds Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Diamonds
Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson
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4
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The Whispers Rock Steady Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Steady
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5
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Prince Sign 'O' The Times Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sign 'O' The Times
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Five Star Are You Man Enough? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Are You Man Enough?
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Deniece Williams Never Say Never Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Say Never
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6
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Nona Hendryx Why Should I Cry? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why Should I Cry?
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6
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Al Green Everything's Gonna Be Alright Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
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Isley, Jasper, Isley 8th Wonder Of The World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
8th Wonder Of The World
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7
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Club Nouveau Why You Treat Me So Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why You Treat Me So Bad
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3
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Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
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Lakeside Relationship Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Relationship
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7
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Gregory Abbott I Got The Feelin' (It's Over) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Got The Feelin' (It's Over)
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13
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Georgio Sexappeal Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sexappeal
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Howard Hewett I Commit To Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Commit To Love
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4
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Jesse Johnson Baby Let's Kiss Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Let's Kiss
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5
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Jody Watley Still A Thrill Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Still A Thrill
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Norwood I Can't Let You Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can't Let You Go
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Claudja Barry Can't You Feel My Heart Beat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can't You Feel My Heart Beat
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R.J.'S Latest Arrival Rhythm Method Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
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David Sanborn Chicago Song Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Chicago Song
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Lillo Thomas Sexy Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sexy Girl
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Whistle Barbara's Bedroom Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Barbara's Bedroom
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Ray, Goodman & Brown Celebrate Our Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Celebrate Our Love
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7
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Kenny G Songbird Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Songbird
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5
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James 'D-Train' Williams Oh How I Love You (Girl) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Oh How I Love You (Girl)
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Salt-N-Pepa My Mike Sounds Nice Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Mike Sounds Nice
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Stephanie Mills I Feel Good All Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Feel Good All Over
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4 By Four Want You For My Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Want You For My Girlfriend
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Babyface Lovers Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lovers
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Aretha Franklin & George Michael I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
Aretha Franklin & George Michael
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Jody Watley Looking For A New Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Looking For A New Love
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Regina Belle Show Me The Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Show Me The Way
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Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
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