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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
2
WEEKS AT NO. 1
9
WEEKS ON CHART
Nice 'N' Slow
Songwriter(s)
B.J.Eastmond, J.Skinner
Producer(s)
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label
Capitol

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Freddie Jackson Nice 'N' Slow Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Nice 'N' Slow
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.J.Eastmond, J.Skinner
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
2
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)
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed, K.Sweat, E.T.Riley
Producer(s):
K.Sweat, Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Vintertainment | EEG
3
Loose Ends Watching You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Watching You
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
McIntosh, Eugene, Nichol
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
4
Michael Jackson Another Part Of Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Another Part Of Me
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Jackson
Producer(s):
Q.Jones II
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
5
Whitney Houston Love Will Save The Day Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Will Save The Day
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Toni C.
Producer(s):
J.Benitez
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
6
Shirley Murdock Husband Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Husband
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Beck, L.Troutman
Producer(s):
R.Troutman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Elektra | EEG
7
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.
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
O.Isley, R.Isley
Producer(s):
H.Luv Bug
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Next Plateau
8
Gregory Hines That Girl Wants To Dance With Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
That Girl Wants To Dance With Me
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, J.Anderson
Producer(s):
L.Vandross
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
9
George Michael Monkey Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Monkey
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Michael
Producer(s):
G.Michael, Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
10
Pebbles Take Your Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take Your Time
13  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Sembello, D.Spencer
Producer(s):
C.Wilson, D.Sembello
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
11
James Brown Static Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Static
15  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Scotti Bros. | Epic
12
James 'D-Train' Williams In Your Eyes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
In Your Eyes
11  Last
11  Peak
10  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Eaves IV, J.Williams, H.Eaves III
Producer(s):
H.Eaves III, J.Williams
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
13
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
12  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.James
Producer(s):
R.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Warner Bros.
14
Jeffrey Osborne She's On The Left Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
She's On The Left
22  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Brookins, J.Osborne, T.Haynes, C.Blanson
Producer(s):
J.Osborne, R.Brookins
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
15
Kool Moe Dee Let's Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Go
21  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.DeWese
Producer(s):
L.Mallison, M.DeWese
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | RCA
16
Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Follow The Leader
16  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Barrier, W.Griffin
Producer(s):
Eric B. & Rakim
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Uni | MCA
17
Tony Toni Tone Born Not To Know Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Born Not To Know
25  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Foster, T.McElroy
Producer(s):
D.Foster, T.McElroy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wing | PolyGram
18
Howard Hewett Once, Twice, Three Times Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Once, Twice, Three Times
20  Last
18  Peak
11  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Hewett, K.Aubrey
Producer(s):
H.Hewett
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Elektra | EEG
19
Jesse Johnson Every Shade Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Every Shade Of Love
19  Last
19  Peak
11  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson
Producer(s):
J.Johnson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
20
Levert Addicted To You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Addicted To You
28  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Levert, E.Levert, M.Gordon
Producer(s):
G.Levert, M.Gordon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atco | Atlantic
21
Taylor Dayne I'll Always Love You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'll Always Love You
23  Last
21  Peak
12  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.George
Producer(s):
R.Wake
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
22
Public Enemy Don't Believe The Hype Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Believe The Hype
27  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Ridenhour, H.Shocklee, Sadler, Drayton
Producer(s):
H.Shocklee, C.Ryder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | Columbia
23
Troop Mamacita Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mamacita
12  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Levert, M.Gordon
Producer(s):
G.Levert, M.Gordon, E.Levert,Sr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
24
Lisa Lisa And Clult Jam With Full Force Go For Yours Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Go For Yours
Lisa Lisa And Clult Jam With Full Force
29  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
25
Ca$hflow That's The Ticket Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
That's The Ticket
26  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Parsons, J.Duffie
Producer(s):
L.Blackmon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlanta Artists | PolyGram
26
Teddy Pendergrass 2 A.M. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
2 A.M.
34  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Carter, K.Askins, M.Hammett
Producer(s):
T.Pendergrass, M.Jaye
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Elektra | EEG
27
Gary Taylor Tease Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tease Me
36  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Taylor
Producer(s):
G.Taylor
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Virgin | Capitol
28
Al B. Sure! Off On Your Own (Girl) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Off On Your Own (Girl)
14  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Al B.Sure!, K.West
Producer(s):
K.West
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
29
Earth, Wind & Fire You and I Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You and I
30  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Nevil, M.Mueller
Producer(s):
M.White
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
30
Dazz Band Single Girls Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Single Girls
38  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Harris, Ish
Producer(s):
B.Harris, Ish
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
31
Evelyn "Champagne" King Hold On To What You've Got Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hold On To What You've Got
37  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.F.Sylvers III, G.Dozier
Producer(s):
L.Sylvers III
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
32
Angela Winbush Hello Beloved Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hello Beloved
35  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Winbush
Producer(s):
A.Winbush
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mercury | PolyGram
33
D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince A Nightmare On My Street Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
A Nightmare On My Street
40  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Smith, J.Townes, P.Harris
Producer(s):
D.J. Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, B.New, P.Harris
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | RCA
34
Natalie Cole When I Fall In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When I Fall In Love
31  Last
31  Peak
11  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
V.Young, E.Heyman
Producer(s):
M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
35
Guy Groove Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Groove Me
24  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Uptown | MCA
36
Siedah Garrett K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
K.I.S.S.I.N.G.
17  Last
16  Peak
11  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Merino, G.Babylon
Producer(s):
R.temperton, D.Rudolph
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Qwest/Reprise | Warner Bros.
37
Melba Moore (Duet With Kashif) I'm In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm In Love
Melba Moore (Duet With Kashif)
42  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Kashif, N.Trevisick
Producer(s):
Kashif
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
38
Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Be Cruel
32  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, LA Reid, D.Simmons
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
39
George Benson Let's Do It Again Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Do It Again
52  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Mayfield
Producer(s):
D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
40
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Off The Hook (With Your Love) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Off The Hook (With Your Love)
18  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.J.Rice, De.De.Leitta
Producer(s):
R.J.Rice
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
41
The Gap Band Straight From The Heart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Straight From The Heart
41  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Jackson
Producer(s):
R.Wilson, C.Wilson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Total Experience
42
Chapter 8 Give Me A Chance Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Give Me A Chance
44  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Mayo, M.Powell, Fails
Producer(s):
M.J.Powell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
43
Kiara The Best Of Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Best Of Me
47  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Charley
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
44
Kool & The Gang Rags To Riches Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rags To Riches
46  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Meekaaeel, Imani
Producer(s):
K.Baayan, I.B.M.C.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mercury | PolyGram
45
Johnny Kemp Dancin' With Myself Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dancin' With Myself
53  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
67
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Kemp, B.Purse, V.Henry
Producer(s):
J.Kemp, B.Purse, V.Henry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
46
Aswad Don't Turn Around Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Turn Around
45  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.E.Warren, A.L.Hammond
Producer(s):
C.Porter
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mango | IDJMG
47
Karyn White The Way You Love Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Way You Love Me
54  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
71
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, LA Reid, D.Simmons
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
48
Terence Trent D'Arby Sign Your Name Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sign Your Name
33  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.T.D'Arby
Producer(s):
M.Ware, T.T.D'Arby
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
49
Brenda Russell Gravity Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Gravity
43  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.G.Russell, G.Cole
Producer(s):
S.Clarke, B.Russell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
50
New Edition If It Isn't Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If It Isn't Love
39  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
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