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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
Giving You The Best That I Got
Songwriter(s)
A.Baker, S.Scarborough, R.Holland
Producer(s)
M.J.Powell
Imprint/Promotion Label
EEG | Elektra

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Anita Baker Giving You The Best That I Got Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Giving You The Best That I Got
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Baker, S.Scarborough, R.Holland
Producer(s):
M.J.Powell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
2
Cheryl Pepsii Riley Thanks For My Child Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Thanks For My Child
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
3
Al B. Sure! Rescue Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rescue Me
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Al B.Sure!, K.West
Producer(s):
K.West, Al B.Sure!
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
4
Freddie Jackson Hey Lover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hey Lover
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.Moore, K.Washington
Producer(s):
P.Laurence, D.Shephard
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
5
Luther Vandross Any Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Any Love
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Producer(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
6
Stevie Wonder My Eyes Don't Cry Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Eyes Don't Cry
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.H.Morris
Producer(s):
S.Wonder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
7
Midnight Star Feat. Ecstacy Of Whodini Don't Rock The Boat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Rock The Boat
Midnight Star Feat. Ecstacy Of Whodini
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Simmons
Producer(s):
Midnight Star
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Solar
8
Sweet Obsession Gonna Get Over You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Gonna Get Over You
13  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Green, M.Green
Producer(s):
H.King, Chad
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
9
Cameo You Make Me Work Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Make Me Work
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.E.Blackmon
Producer(s):
L.Blackmon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Atlanta Artists
10
Troop My Heart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Heart
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Booker
Producer(s):
C.Booker
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
11
Ready For The World My Girly Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Girly
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Riley, Jr., G.A.Valentine
Producer(s):
Ready For The World
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
12
The Boys Dial My Heart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dial My Heart
18  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
LA Reid, Babyface, D.Simmons
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
13
Surface I Missed Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Missed
17  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Conley, B.Jackson, E.Collins
Producer(s):
D.Conley, D.Townsend, B.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
14
Cherrelle Everything I Miss At Home Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everything I Miss At Home
19  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
7
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
15
Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers Tumblin' Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tumblin' Down
21  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Z.Marley, T.Downie
Producer(s):
C.Frantz, T.weymouth
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
16
Jonathan Butler There's One Born Every Minute Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
There's One Born Every Minute
22  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Butler, J.Skinner
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
17
The Reddings Call The Law Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Call The Law
20  Last
17  Peak
10  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Reddings, Autofrat
Producer(s):
Reddings
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Polydor
18
Deniece Williams I Can't Wait Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can't Wait
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Skylark
Producer(s):
G.Duke
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
19
Loose Ends Mr. Bachelor Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mr. Bachelor
25  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.McIntosh, S.Nichol, Eugene
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli, S.Nichol, C.McIntosh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
20
Paula Abdul (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me
10  Last
10  Peak
11  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
O.Leiber
Producer(s):
O.Leiber
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
21
Ice-T I'm Your Pusher Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Your Pusher
26  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Ice-T, Afrika Islam, C.Mayfield
Producer(s):
Ice-T, Afrika Islam
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
22
Karyn White The Way You Love Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Way You Love Me
14  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, LA Reid, D.Simmons
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
23
Roberta Flack Oasis Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Oasis
29  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Miller, M.Stevens
Producer(s):
M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
24
Vesta Sweet, Sweet Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sweet, Sweet Love
27  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Z.Giles, Vesta, B.Osborne
Producer(s):
A.Z.Giles
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
25
New Edition You're Not My Kind Of Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You're Not My Kind Of Girl
16  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
26
By All Means I'm The One Who Loves You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm The One Who Loves You
30  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Sheppard, T.Carter, J.Varner
Producer(s):
S.Sheppard
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Island
27
Prince I Wish U Heaven Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wish U Heaven
32  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
28
Today Him Or Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Him Or Me
37  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Griffin, W.Adams, L.Singletary, L.Drakeford, L.McClain
Producer(s):
Teddy Riley, G.Griffin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
29
Bobby Brown My Prerogative Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Prerogative
23  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
G.Griffin, B.Brown
Producer(s):
G.Griffin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
30
Starpoint Say You Will Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Say You Will
36  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Bendich, Claytoven
Producer(s):
L.Job
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
31
Terence Trent D'Arby Dance Little Sister Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dance Little Sister
12  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.T.D'Arby
Producer(s):
M.Ware, T.T.D'Arby
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
32
Salt-N-Pepa Get Up Everybody (Get Up) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Get Up Everybody (Get Up)
39  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
H.Luv Bug, The Invincibles
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Next Plateau
33
Angela Bofill I Just Wanna Stop Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Just Wanna Stop
42  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Vannelli
Producer(s):
N.Connors
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
34
Sheena Easton The Lover In Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Lover In Me
50  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
65
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, LA Reid, D.Simmons
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
35
Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Smooth Criminal
65  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
65
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Jackson
Producer(s):
Q.Jones II
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
36
Five Star Someone's In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Someone's In Love
46  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Pearson
Producer(s):
B.Pearson, D.Pearson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
37
Raze Break 4 Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Break 4 Love
48  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
V.Mason
Producer(s):
V.Mason
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
38
Brenda Russell Get Here Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Get Here
41  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.G.Russell
Producer(s):
A.Fischer, B.Russell, P.Ekberg
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
39
Rene Moore All Or Nothing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
All Or Nothing
43  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Moore
Producer(s):
R.Moore
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Polydor
40
George Michael Kissing A Fool Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Kissing A Fool
47  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
59
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Michael
Producer(s):
G.Michael
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
41
Lia Tell Me It's Not Too Late Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tell Me It's Not Too Late
38  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Foster, T.McElroy, S.Ferrol
Producer(s):
D.Foster, T.McElroy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
42
Donna Allen Heaven On Earth Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Heaven On Earth
52  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
61
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Lord
Producer(s):
P.Lord, V.J.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Oceana
43
Blast Zone Mary Had A Little Jam Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mary Had A Little Jam
51  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
63
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Byrd, P.Latchman, B.Byrd
Producer(s):
B.Byrd
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Slam | Blip Blop
44
Lenny Williams Givin' Up On Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Givin' Up On Love
44  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Caldwell, D.Matkosky
Producer(s):
B.Pfordrescher, L.williams
Imprint/Promotion Label:
K-Tel | Crush
45
Jeffrey Osborne Can't Go Back On A Promise Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can't Go Back On A Promise
57  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
57
LAST WEEK
71
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Vannelli, J.Osborne, E.Grenga
Producer(s):
J.Osborne, R.Vannelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
46
Keith Sweat Don't Stop Your Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Stop Your Love
60  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
60
LAST WEEK
76
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Sweat
Producer(s):
K.Sweat
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Vintertainment
47
Z'Looke Can U Read My Lips Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can U Read My Lips
59  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
75
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Zamora, M.Carpenter, E.Strickland
Producer(s):
Z'Looke
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | Orpheus
48
Levert Pull Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Pull Over
72  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
72
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Levert, M.Gordon
Producer(s):
G.Levert, M.Gordon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
49
Four Tops (Duet With Aretha Franklin) If Ever A Love There Was Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If Ever A Love There Was
Four Tops (Duet With Aretha Franklin)
61  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
61
LAST WEEK
74
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Oland, T.Cerney
Producer(s):
J.Knight, A.Zigman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
50
Guy 'round And 'round (Merry Go 'round Of Love) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
'round And 'round (Merry Go 'round Of Love)
24  Last
24  Peak
10  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.T.Riley, G.Griffin, A.R.Hall, T.Gatling
Producer(s):
Teddy Riley, G.Griffin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
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