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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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Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson

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Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson Diamonds Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Diamonds
Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
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2
Club Nouveau Why You Treat Me So Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why You Treat Me So Bad
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.King, T.McElroy, D.Foster
Producer(s):
J.King, T.McElroy, D.Foster
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
3
Jody Watley Still A Thrill Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Still A Thrill
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Cymone, J.Watley
Producer(s):
A.Cymone, David Z.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
4
Stephanie Mills I Feel Good All Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Feel Good All Over
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Hardeman, A.Hardeman
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
5
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)
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
G.Merrill, S.Rubicam
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
6
The Whispers Rock Steady Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Steady
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, LA Reid, D.Ladd, B.Watson
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
SMG | Solar
7
The Isley Brothers Smooth Sailin' Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Smooth Sailin' Tonight
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Winbush
Producer(s):
R.Isley, A.Winbush
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
8
Jonathan Butler Lies Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lies
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Butler, J.Skinner
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
9
Nona Hendryx Why Should I Cry? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why Should I Cry?
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson, N.Hendryx, L.Keith
Producer(s):
J.Johnson, S.Bernard
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
10
Regina Belle Show Me The Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Show Me The Way
13  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Potts,Jr., J.Gallo, S.Pomerantz
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
11
Deniece Williams Never Say Never Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Say Never
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Jeffries, M.Boyd, D.Williams
Producer(s):
S.Levine
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
12
LL Cool J I'm Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Bad
14  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.T.Smith, B.Erving, D.L.Pierce, D.E.Simon
Producer(s):
D.Pierce, D.Simon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
13
4 By Four Want You For My Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Want You For My Girlfriend
18  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Jackson, C.Dixon
Producer(s):
C.Jackson, C.Dixon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
14
Howard Hewett I Commit To Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Commit To Love
12  Last
12  Peak
10  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.F.Sylvers III, H.Hewett, G.Dozier
Producer(s):
H.Hewett, G.Barbee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
15
Diana Ross Dirty Looks Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dirty Looks
17  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Scher, Golden
Producer(s):
T.Dowd
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
16
Alexander O'Neal Fake Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Fake
23  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
5
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
17
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Rhythm Method Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rhythm Method
15  Last
15  Peak
11  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Wiz, D.Leitta
Producer(s):
Wiz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
18
Prince If I Was Your Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If I Was Your Girlfriend
20  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
19
Donna Allen Satisfied Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Satisfied
22  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Pace, D.Allen, W.English
Producer(s):
L.pace
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | 21
20
Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam Head To Toe Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Head To Toe
10  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
21
Janet Jackson The Pleasure Principle Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Pleasure Principle
24  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Moir
Producer(s):
M.Moir
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
22
La La (If You) Love Me Just A Little Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(If You) Love Me Just A Little
25  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
La La, Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
23
Vesta Don't Blow A Good Thing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Blow A Good Thing
27  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Loren
Producer(s):
B.Loren, B.Valentine
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
24
Lillo Thomas I'm In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm In Love
31  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Laurence, T.Allen
Producer(s):
P.Laurence, T.Allen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
25
Starpoint D.Y.B.O. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
D.Y.B.O.
26  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Phillips
Producer(s):
L.Job, P.glass
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
26
Fat Boys Falling In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Falling In Love
30  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Robinson, D.Wimbley, M.Morales, V.Gibbs, E.Sainsbury
Producer(s):
V.Gibbs, E.Electrik
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Tin Pan Apple
27
Gerry Woo Hey There Lonely Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hey There Lonely Girl
28  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Shuman, L.Carr
Producer(s):
V.Faster, B.Nazarian
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Polydor
28
One Way Whammy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whammy
33  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Hudson, C.Dudley, C.Gregory
Producer(s):
E.Deodato
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
29
Tawatha Thigh Ride Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Thigh Ride
36  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Mtume, T.Agee
Producer(s):
J.Mtume
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
30
Surface Happy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Happy
16  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Townsend, B.Jackson, D.Conley
Producer(s):
D.Conley, D.Townsend, B.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
31
Timex Social Club Mixed Up World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mixed Up World
40  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Marshall
Producer(s):
J.Logan, M.Marshall
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fantasy | Danya
32
Aretha Franklin Rock-A-Lott Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock-A-Lott
37  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Walden, Johnson, Glass
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
33
Loose Ends You Can't Stop The Rain Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Can't Stop The Rain
32  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Mac Intosh, Nichol, Eugene
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
34
Georgio Tina Cherry Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tina Cherry
38  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Georgio
Producer(s):
Georgio
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
35
Phyllis Hyman Ain't You Had Enough Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ain't You Had Enough Love
39  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Eugene, Mac Intosh, Nichol
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | Philadelphia International
36
Kenny G Songbird Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Songbird
29  Last
23  Peak
11  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
37
Luther Vandross I Really Didn't Mean It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Really Didn't Mean It
44  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
85
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Producer(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
38
Atlantic Starr Always Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Always
21  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Lewis, D.Lewis, W.Lewis
Producer(s):
D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
39
Natalie Cole Jump Start Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jump Start
48  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
74
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Calloway, V.Calloway
Producer(s):
R.Calloway, V.Calloway
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
40
Kathy Mathis Late Night Hour Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Late Night Hour
43  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Hanley, S.Perry, S.Henderson
Producer(s):
S.Hanley, S.Perry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
41
Sheila E. Koo Koo Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Koo Koo
45  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
58
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Sheila E.
Producer(s):
Sheila E., David Z.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
42
Freddie Jackson Jam Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jam Tonight
76  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
76
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
F.Jackson, P.Laurence
Producer(s):
P.Laurence
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
43
Cheryl Lynn If You Were Mine Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If You Were Mine
47  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
63
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Sturken, Rogers, Smith, Grant
Producer(s):
C.Lynn, C.Sturken, E.Rogers
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
44
Rainy Davis Still Waiting Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Still Waiting
41  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
P.Warner, R.Davis, B.Decoteaux
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
45
Smokey Robinson One Heartbeat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
One Heartbeat
55  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.LeGassick, B.Ray
Producer(s):
P.Bunetta, R.Chudacoff
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
46
Vaneese Thomas Let's Talk It Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Talk It Over
50  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
87
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
V.Thomas, E.Poccia
Producer(s):
E.Poccia, V.Thomas, W.Warnecke
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Geffen
47
Shirley Murdock Go On Without You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Go On Without You
34  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Troutman, R.Troutman
Producer(s):
R.Troutman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
48
Touch Without You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Without You
52  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.McCaine
Producer(s):
Touch
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Supertronics
49
Joyce Sims Lifetime Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lifetime Love
51  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
68
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Sims
Producer(s):
Mantronik
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sleeping Bag
50
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
19  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
McFadden, Vitali, Whitehead, McKinney
Producer(s):
G.McFadden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
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