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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
4
LAST WEEK
9
WEEKS ON CHART
Save The Best For Last
Songwriter(s)
W.Waldman, J.Lind, P.Galdston
Producer(s)
K.Thomas
Imprint/Promotion Label
IDJMG | Wing
Gains in performance

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1
Vanessa Williams Save The Best For Last Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Save The Best For Last
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
W.Waldman, J.Lind, P.Galdston
Producer(s):
K.Thomas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Wing
2
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)
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Sigler, E.Curry
Producer(s):
W.Sigler
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
3
Michael Jackson Remember The Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Remember The Time
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
E.T.Riley, M.J.Jackson, B.Belle
Producer(s):
Teddy Riley, M.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
4
Prince And The N.P.G. Diamonds And Pearls Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Diamonds And Pearls
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
5
TLC Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.L.Austin, Lopes
Producer(s):
D.Austin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
6
Atlantic Starr Masterpiece Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Masterpiece
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
K.Nolan
Producer(s):
D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
7
Glenn Jones Here I Go Again Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Here I Go Again
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Jones
Producer(s):
G.Jones, R.Watkins
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
8
Aaron Hall Don't Be Afraid (From "Juice") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Be Afraid (From "Juice")
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
H.Shocklee, G.G-Wiz, F.F.Fisher, A.R.Hall
Producer(s):
H.Shocklee, G.G-Wiz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Soul
9
Chris Walker Take Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take Time
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Walker
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Pendulum
10
Mint Condition Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M | Perspective
11
Phyllis Hyman When You Get Right Down To It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When You Get Right Down To It
13  Last
11  Peak
10  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.Martinelli, R.Hines
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zoo | Philadelphia International
12
The Sounds Of Blackness Testify Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Testify
15  Last
12  Peak
10  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

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
13
Joe Public Live And Learn Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Live And Learn
17  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Carter, J.Sayles, C.J.Scott, Wyatt, Brown, Byrd, Lenhoff
Producer(s):
L.Job, Joe Public
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
14
BeBe & CeCe Winans It's O.K. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's O.K.
16  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Thomas, B.Winans
Producer(s):
K.Thomas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
15
Keith Sweat Why Me Baby? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why Me Baby?
21  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.T.Smith, E.T.Riley, K.Sweat
Producer(s):
K.Sweat
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
16
Tevin Campbell Goodbye Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Goodbye
22  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Al B.Sure!, K.West
Producer(s):
Al B.Sure!, K.West
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
17
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)
12  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Levert, E.T.Nicholas
Producer(s):
G.Levert, E.Nicholas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
18
Lisa Stansfield All Woman Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
All Woman
26  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Stansfield, I.Devaney, A.Morris
Producer(s):
I.Devaney, A.Morris
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
19
M.C. Hammer Do Not Pass Me By Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do Not Pass Me By
23  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Hammer, F.C.Pilate II
Producer(s):
Hammer, F.C.Pilate II
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
20
Tony Terry Everlasting Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everlasting Love
10  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Reese, T.Terry
Producer(s):
T.Currier
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
21
Aretha Franklin Featuring Michael McDonald Everchanging Times Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everchanging Times
Aretha Franklin Featuring Michael McDonald
19  Last
19  Peak
10  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Bacharach, C.Sager, B.Conti
Producer(s):
B.Bacharach, C.Sager
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
22
Mariah Carey Make It Happen Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Make It Happen
27  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Carey, D.Cole, R.Clivilles
Producer(s):
D.Cole, R.Clivilles, M.Carey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
23
Black Sheep The Choice Is Yours Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Choice Is Yours
24  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.McLean, A.Titus
Producer(s):
W.McLean, A.Titus
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Mercury
24
Brotherhood Creed Helluva Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Helluva
28  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Brigati, F.Cavaliere, S.McDuffie
Producer(s):
A.Acre, D.Michery
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Gasoline Alley
25
Skyy Up And Over (Stronger And Better) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Up And Over (Stronger And Better)
31  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Muller
Producer(s):
R.Muller, S.Roberts
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
26
Keith Washington When You Love Somebody Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When You Love Somebody
32  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Washington, P.L.Stewart II, T.Haynes
Producer(s):
L.Stewart
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
27
Tracie Spencer Love Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Me
33  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
F.Brown, T.Robinson
Producer(s):
F.Brown, T.Robinson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
28
M.C. Brains Oochie Coochie Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Oochie Coochie
18  Last
16  Peak
10  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.Davis, M.Bivens, R.Anderson, K.Wales, T.Young
Producer(s):
R.Anderson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
29
MC Lyte Poor Georgie Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Poor Georgie
14  Last
11  Peak
13  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
MC Lyte, D.J.Doc, D.F.Paich
Producer(s):
D.J.Doc
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | First Priority
30
Barry White & Isaac Hayes Dark And Lovely Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dark And Lovely
Barry White & Isaac Hayes
29  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.White
Producer(s):
B.White
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
31
Shanice I'm Cryin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Cryin'
36  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, Shanice, S.Dakota
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
32
Digital Underground No Nose Job Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
No Nose Job
35  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E. Humphrey III, G.Jacobs
Producer(s):
The Underground Production Squad
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
33
Cherrelle Tears Of Joy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tears Of Joy
39  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Sturken, E.Rogers, P.Gray
Producer(s):
K.Cohen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M | Tabu
34
Naughty By Nature Everything's Gonna Be Alright Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
20  Last
12  Peak
13  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
V.Brown, K.Gist, A.Criss, B.Marley
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
35
Luther Vandross Sometimes It's Only Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sometimes It's Only Love
44  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, J.Anderson
Producer(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
36
Jody Watley I'm The One You Need Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm The One You Need
43  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Watley, D.Morales, A.Shantzis
Producer(s):
D.Morales
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
37
Roger Take Me Back Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take Me Back
41  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Troutman, D.Gamson
Producer(s):
R.Troutman, D.Gamson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
38
CeCe Peniston We Got A Love Thang Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
We Got A Love Thang
45  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Miller, J.Mcallister, C.Savage
Producer(s):
S.Hurley
39
Luke I Wanna Rock Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wanna Rock
49  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
66
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Campbell
Producer(s):
K.Terry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Luke
40
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
25  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.S.Kelly, B.Hankerson
Producer(s):
R.Kelly
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
41
Alyson Williams Can't Have My Man Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can't Have My Man
51  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
71
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Al B.Sure!, K.Dean
Producer(s):
Al B.Sure!, K.dean
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | OBR
42
Calloway Let's Get Smooth Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Get Smooth
42  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Calloway, K.Robertson, S.Beckham
Producer(s):
R.Calloway, C.Calloway
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Solar
43
Boyz II Men Please Don't Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Please Don't Go
54  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.Morris
Producer(s):
D.Austin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
44
Oaktown's 3.5.7 Honey Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Honey
48  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
62
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Earley, T.Shields-Redmond
Producer(s):
J.Earley, M.Kelly
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Bust It
45
Jodeci Stay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stay
30  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Swing
Producer(s):
D.Swing, Al B.Sure!
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
46
En Vogue My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
Last
46  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.McElroy, D.Foster
Producer(s):
T.McElroy, D.Foster
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
47
Jodeci Come & Talk To Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Come & Talk To Me
75  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
75
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.Swing
Producer(s):
D.Swing, Al B.Sure!
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
48
Chic Chic Mystique Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Chic Mystique
50  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.G.Rodgers, Jr., B.Edwards, Princesa
Producer(s):
B.Edwards, N.G.Rodgers, Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
49
Cameo Emotional Violence Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Emotional Violence
47  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.E.Blackmon, T.M.Jenkins
Producer(s):
L.Blackmon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
50
Smoove (Meanwhile) Back At The Ranch Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(Meanwhile) Back At The Ranch
52  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
69
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Smoove, Boiler Room, The Mix
Producer(s):
The Mix
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
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