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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
2
LAST WEEK
10
WEEKS ON CHART
Stay
Songwriter(s)
D.Swing
Producer(s)
D.Swing, Al B.Sure!
Imprint/Promotion Label
MCA | Uptown
Gains in performance

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1
Jodeci Stay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stay
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Swing
Producer(s):
D.Swing, Al B.Sure!
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
2
Mariah Carey Can't Let Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can't Let Go
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Carey, W.Afanasieff
Producer(s):
W.Afanasieff, M.Carey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
3
Keith Sweat Keep It Comin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Keep It Comin'
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Job, J.Carter, J.Sayles, D.Wyatt, K.Scott, K.Sweat
Producer(s):
K.Sweat, L.Job
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
4
Boyz II Men Uhh Ahh Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Uhh Ahh
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.Morris, W.Morris, M.Bivins
Producer(s):
D.Austin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
5
Jody Watley I Want You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Want You
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Watley, A.Cymone
Producer(s):
A.Cymone
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
6
Luther Vandross The Rush Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Rush
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Producer(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
7
Karyn White The Way I Feel About You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Way I Feel About You
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.White, B.Sterling, Z.Harmon, C.Troy
Producer(s):
C.Troy, Z.Harmon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
8
Stevie Wonder These Three Words Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
These Three Words
10  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.H.Morris
Producer(s):
S.Wonder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
9
Gerald Levert (Duet With Eddie Levert) Baby Hold On To Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Hold On To Me
Gerald Levert (Duet With Eddie Levert)
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Levert, E.T.Nicholas
Producer(s):
G.Levert, E.Nicholas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
10
Whitney Houston I Belong To You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Belong To You
11  Last
10  Peak
13  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Bramble, F.Golde
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
11
R. Kelly & Public Announcement She's Got That Vibe Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
She's Got That Vibe
R. Kelly & Public Announcement
12  Last
11  Peak
13  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.S.Kelly, B.Hankerson
Producer(s):
R.Kelly
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
12
Tevin Campbell Tell Me What You Want Me To Do Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tell Me What You Want Me To Do
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, T.Campbell, S.Dakota
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
13
Mint Condition Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)
18  Last
13  Peak
15  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M | Perspective
14
Tony Terry Everlasting Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everlasting Love
14  Last
14  Peak
11  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Reese, T.Terry
Producer(s):
T.Currier
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
15
M.C. Hammer Addams Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Addams Groove
17  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Hammer, F.C.Pilate II, V.Mizzy
Producer(s):
Hammer, F.C.Pilate II
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
16
Patti LaBelle Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is)
23  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Sigler, E.Curry
Producer(s):
W.Sigler
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
17
Prince And The N.P.G. Insatiable Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Insatiable
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
18
Guy Let's Stay Together Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Stay Together
20  Last
18  Peak
11  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.T.Riley, A.R.Hall
Producer(s):
Teddy Riley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
19
Prince And The N.P.G. Diamonds And Pearls Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Diamonds And Pearls
29  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
61
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
20
Michael Jackson Remember The Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Remember The Time
33  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
E.T.Riley, M.J.Jackson, B.Belle
Producer(s):
Teddy Riley, M.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
21
Lisa Fischer So Intense Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
So Intense
25  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Mohawk, R.Cantor, N.M.Walden, C.Richardson
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
22
The Brand New Heavies Stay This Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stay This Way
19  Last
19  Peak
15  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Wellman
Producer(s):
The Brand New Heavies
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Delicious Vinyl
23
Queen Latifah Latifah's Had It Up 2 Here Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Latifah's Had It Up 2 Here
27  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Owens, V.Brown, K.Gist, A.Criss
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
24
Chubb Rock Just The Two Of Us Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just The Two Of Us
21  Last
20  Peak
11  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Thompson, R.Simpson
Producer(s):
H.Tee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Select
25
Shanice I Love Your Smile Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Love Your Smile
16  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, Shanice, S.Jackson, J.Baker
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
26
Big Daddy Kane Groove With It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Groove With It
24  Last
24  Peak
12  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Big Daddy Kane, M.Stokes
Producer(s):
M.Stokes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Cold Chillin'
27
Gene Rice Love Is Calling You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Is Calling You
28  Last
27  Peak
11  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Sheppard, J.Varner, E.Rice
Producer(s):
S.Sheppard, J.Varner
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
28
Naughty By Nature Everything's Gonna Be Alright Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
35  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
V.Brown, K.Gist, A.Criss, B.Marley
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
29
Jennifer Holliday Love Stories Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Stories
31  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Taylor
Producer(s):
M.J.Powell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
30
MC Lyte Poor Georgie Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Poor Georgie
41  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
MC Lyte, D.J.Doc, D.F.Paich
Producer(s):
D.J.Doc
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | First Priority
31
Michael Jackson Black Or White Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Black Or White
13  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Jackson
Producer(s):
M.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
32
Ice Cube Steady Mobbin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Steady Mobbin'
34  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
33
The Game All Night All Day Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
All Night All Day
42  Last
33  Peak
10  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Butler, E.Kendrick, B.M.Muhammad
Producer(s):
Pretty Tony
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Luke | Nautica
34
Eric B. & Rakim What's On Your Mind (From "House Party II") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What's On Your Mind (From "House Party II")
36  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Barrier, W.Griffin
Producer(s):
Eric B. & Rakim
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
35
Glenn Jones Here I Go Again Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Here I Go Again
47  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
65
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Jones
Producer(s):
G.Jones, R.Watkins
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
36
M.C. Brains Oochie Coochie Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Oochie Coochie
51  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
77
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.Davis, M.Bivens, R.Anderson, K.Wales, T.Young
Producer(s):
R.Anderson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
37
Nice & Smooth How To Flow Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
How To Flow
44  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Mays, D.Barnes
Producer(s):
G.Nice, Smooth Bee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
38
State Of Art Understanding Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Understanding
45  Last
38  Peak
10  Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Jones, N.J.Wright, B.Bashir
Producer(s):
State Of Art
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
39
Vanessa Williams The Comfort Zone Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Comfort Zone
26  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Jones, R.Stewart
Producer(s):
K.Jones, R.Stewart
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Wing
40
Digital Underground Kiss You Back Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Kiss You Back
22  Last
13  Peak
16  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
G.Jacobs, R.Brooks, G.Clinton,Jr., P.Wynn
Producer(s):
Underground Prod. Squad
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
41
Ready For The World Can He Do It (Like This, Can He Do It Like That) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can He Do It (Like This, Can He Do It Like That)
30  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Riley, Jr., C.Brown
Producer(s):
Ready For The World
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
42
M.C. Hammer 2 Legit 2 Quit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
2 Legit 2 Quit
37  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Hammer, F.C.Pilate II, J.Earley, M.P.Kelly, L.K.Burrell
Producer(s):
Hammer, F.C.Pilate II
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
43
Phyllis Hyman When You Get Right Down To It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When You Get Right Down To It
53  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
67
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.Martinelli, R.Hines
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zoo | Philadelphia International
44
David Peaston Luxury Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Luxury Of Love
52  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
63
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Ericksen, D.S.Gazeley
Producer(s):
M.J.Powell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
45
Eric Gable Straight From My Heart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Straight From My Heart
49  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.J.Eastmond, P.Carroll, D.Quander
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Orpheus
46
Vanessa Williams Save The Best For Last Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Save The Best For Last
64  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
64
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
W.Waldman, J.Lind, P.Galdston
Producer(s):
K.Thomas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Wing
47
Chris Walker Take Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take Time
56  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
56
LAST WEEK
76
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Walker
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Pendulum
48
The Sounds Of Blackness Testify Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Testify
59  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
90
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.D.Hines, J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
G.D.Hines, Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M | Perspective
49
D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince The Things That U Do Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Things That U Do
43  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Townes, W.Smith, C.King
Producer(s):
J.Townes, C.King
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
50
Gary Taylor In & Out Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
In & Out Of Love
48  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Taylor
Producer(s):
G.Taylor
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Valley Vue
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