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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
3
LAST WEEK
9
WEEKS ON CHART
Off On Your Own (Girl)
Songwriter(s)
Al B.Sure!, K.West
Producer(s)
K.West
Imprint/Promotion Label
Warner Bros.
Gains in performance

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Al B. Sure! Off On Your Own (Girl) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Off On Your Own (Girl)
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Al B.Sure!, K.West
Producer(s):
K.West
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
2
Terence Trent D'Arby Sign Your Name Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sign Your Name
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.T.D'Arby
Producer(s):
M.Ware, T.T.D'Arby
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
3
Troop Mamacita Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mamacita
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Levert, M.Gordon
Producer(s):
G.Levert, M.Gordon, E.Levert,Sr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
4
Guy Groove Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Groove Me
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
5
Rick James Featuring Roxanne Shante Loosey's Rap Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Loosey's Rap
Rick James Featuring Roxanne Shante
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.James
Producer(s):
R.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
6
Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Be Cruel
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, LA Reid, D.Simmons
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
7
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Off The Hook (With Your Love) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Off The Hook (With Your Love)
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.J.Rice, De.De.Leitta
Producer(s):
R.J.Rice
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
8
New Edition If It Isn't Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If It Isn't Love
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
9
Loose Ends Watching You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Watching You
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
McIntosh, Eugene, Nichol
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
10
Teena Marie Work It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Work It
13  Last
10  Peak
11  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Marie, P.J.
Producer(s):
T.Marie, A.McGrier
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
11
Billy Ocean The Colour Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Colour Of Love
10  Last
10  Peak
10  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Brathwaite, B.J.Eastmond, B.Ocean, J.Skinner
Producer(s):
W.Brathwaite, B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
12
Freddie Jackson Nice 'N' Slow Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Nice 'N' Slow
19  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.J.Eastmond, J.Skinner
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
13
Keith Sweat (Duet With Jacci McGhee) Make It Last Forever Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Make It Last Forever
Keith Sweat (Duet With Jacci McGhee)
18  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed, K.Sweat, E.T.Riley
Producer(s):
K.Sweat, Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Vintertainment
14
Shirley Murdock Husband Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Husband
17  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Beck, L.Troutman
Producer(s):
R.Troutman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
15
Paula Abdul Knocked Out Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Knocked Out
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
LA Reid, Babyface, D.Simmons
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
16
Gregory Hines That Girl Wants To Dance With Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
That Girl Wants To Dance With Me
20  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, J.Anderson
Producer(s):
L.Vandross
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
17
Whitney Houston Love Will Save The Day Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Will Save The Day
22  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Toni C.
Producer(s):
J.Benitez
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
18
Tracie Spencer Symptoms Of True Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Symptoms Of True Love
11  Last
11  Peak
13  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
I.Klarmann, F.Weber
Producer(s):
R.Kersey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
19
Salt-N-Pepa Featuring E.U. Shake Your Thang Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Shake Your Thang
Salt-N-Pepa Featuring E.U.
27  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
O.Isley, R.Isley
Producer(s):
H.Luv Bug
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Next Plateau
20
Siedah Garrett K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
K.I.S.S.I.N.G.
26  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Merino, G.Babylon
Producer(s):
R.temperton, D.Rudolph
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest/Reprise
21
Tony Terry Forever Yours Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Forever Yours
16  Last
16  Peak
11  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Henry, T.Currier
Producer(s):
T.Currier
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
22
Suave Shake Your Body Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Shake Your Body
24  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Suave
Producer(s):
Suave
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
23
Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock It Takes Two Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It Takes Two
21  Last
17  Peak
12  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Ginyard
Producer(s):
W.Hamilton, R.Base
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
24
Vanessa Williams The Right Stuff Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Right Stuff
12  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Salas, K.Jones
Producer(s):
R.Salas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Wing
25
Stetsasonic Sally Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sally
25  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Stetsasonic
Producer(s):
Daddy-O
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
26
George Michael Monkey Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Monkey
34  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Michael
Producer(s):
G.Michael, Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
27
James 'D-Train' Williams In Your Eyes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
In Your Eyes
29  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
H.Eaves IV, J.Williams, H.Eaves III
Producer(s):
H.Eaves III, J.Williams
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
28
The Mac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers Roses Are Red Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Roses Are Red
The Mac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers
14  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, LA Reid
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
29
Run-D.M.C. Mary, Mary Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mary, Mary
32  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Nesmith
Producer(s):
Run-D.M.C., R.Rubin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
30
Jesse Johnson Every Shade Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Every Shade Of Love
31  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson
Producer(s):
J.Johnson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
31
Michael Jackson Another Part Of Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Another Part Of Me
39  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
59
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Jackson
Producer(s):
Q.Jones II
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
32
Howard Hewett Once, Twice, Three Times Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Once, Twice, Three Times
33  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
H.Hewett, K.Aubrey
Producer(s):
H.Hewett
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
33
Steve Winwood Roll With It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Roll With It
30  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Winwood, W.Jennings
Producer(s):
S.Winwood, T.Lord-Alge
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
34
Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Follow The Leader
40  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
67
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Barrier, W.Griffin
Producer(s):
Eric B. & Rakim
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uni
35
Taylor Dayne I'll Always Love You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'll Always Love You
35  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.George
Producer(s):
R.Wake
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
36
Pebbles Take Your Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take Your Time
45  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
65
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Sembello, D.Spencer
Producer(s):
C.Wilson, D.Sembello
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
37
Ca$hflow That's The Ticket Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
That's The Ticket
44  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Parsons, J.Duffie
Producer(s):
L.Blackmon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Atlanta Artists
38
Natalie Cole When I Fall In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When I Fall In Love
46  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
V.Young, E.Heyman
Producer(s):
M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
39
James Brown Static Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Static
59  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
94
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Scotti Bros.
40
Fat Boys The Twist Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Twist
43  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Ballard
Producer(s):
A.Cabrera, T.Moran
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Tin Pan Apple
41
Miki Howard Crazy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Crazy
47  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
58
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Levert, M.Gordon, G.Mimms
Producer(s):
G.Levert, M.Gordon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
42
Kool Moe Dee Let's Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Go
64  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
64
LAST WEEK
86
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.DeWese
Producer(s):
L.Mallison, M.DeWese
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
43
Jeffrey Osborne She's On The Left Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
She's On The Left
73  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
73
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Brookins, J.Osborne, T.Haynes, C.Blanson
Producer(s):
J.Osborne, R.Brookins
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
44
Public Enemy Don't Believe The Hype Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Believe The Hype
52  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Ridenhour, H.Shocklee, Sadler, Drayton
Producer(s):
H.Shocklee, C.Ryder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
45
Prince Glam Slam Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Glam Slam
61  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
61
LAST WEEK
75
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
46
Earth, Wind & Fire You and I Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You and I
63  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
63
LAST WEEK
81
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Nevil, M.Mueller
Producer(s):
M.White
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
47
Tony Toni Tone Born Not To Know Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Born Not To Know
65  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
65
LAST WEEK
80
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Foster, T.McElroy
Producer(s):
D.Foster, T.McElroy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Wing
48
The System Coming To America Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Coming To America
23  Last
23  Peak
10  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.G.Rodgers, Jr., N.Huang
Producer(s):
N.G.Rodgers, Jr., M.Murphy, D.Frank
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Atco
49
Johnny Kemp Just Got Paid Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just Got Paid
49  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Kemp, G.Griffin
Producer(s):
Teddy Riley, J.Kemp
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
50
David Sanborn Slam Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Slam
57  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
57
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Miller, C.Parker
Producer(s):
M.Miller, C.Parker
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
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