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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
15
WEEKS ON CHART
Tennessee
Songwriter(s)
Arrested Development
Producer(s)
Speech
Imprint/Promotion Label
EMI | Chrysalis
Gains in performance

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Arrested Development Tennessee Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tennessee
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Arrested Development
Producer(s):
Speech
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | Chrysalis
2
Luther Vandross And Janet Jackson With BBD And Ralph Tresvant The Best Things In Life Are Free Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Best Things In Life Are Free
Luther Vandross And Janet Jackson With BBD And Ralph Tresvant
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, R.Tresvant, M.Bivins, R.Devoe
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M | Perspective
3
Mary J. Blige You Remind Me (From "Strictly Business") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Remind Me (From "Strictly Business")
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.Hall, E.Milteer
Producer(s):
D.Hall
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
4
Patti LaBelle When You've Been Blessed (Feels Like Heaven) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When You've Been Blessed (Feels Like Heaven)
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.R.Ellison, P.LaBelle, N.Wilkie, N.Hendryx, J.Gold, W.Sigler
Producer(s):
J.R.Ellison
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
5
Shabba Ranks Mr. Loverman (From "Deep Cover") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mr. Loverman (From "Deep Cover")
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Gordon, M.Bennett, H.Lindo
Producer(s):
M.Bennett, C.Dillon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
6
Lionel Richie Do It To Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do It To Me
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Richie
Producer(s):
S.Levine, L.Richie
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
7
CeCe Peniston Keep On Walkin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Keep On Walkin'
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Hurley, M.Williams, K.Sims
Producer(s):
S.Hurely
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
8
En Vogue Giving Him Something He Can Feel Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Giving Him Something He Can Feel
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Mayfield
Producer(s):
T.McElroy, D.Foster
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
9
Shanice Silent Prayer Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Silent Prayer
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, J.Cohen
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
10
Good 2 Go Never Satisfied Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Satisfied
12  Last
10  Peak
13  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Brown
Producer(s):
S.Brown
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Giant
11
Mariah Carey I'll Be There Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'll Be There
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Davis, B.Gordy, W.Hutch, B.West
Producer(s):
W.Afanasieff, M.Carey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
12
Glenn Jones I've Been Searchin' (Nobody Like You) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I've Been Searchin' (Nobody Like You)
14  Last
12  Peak
10  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Jones, B.Belle
Producer(s):
B.Belle
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
13
TLC Baby-Baby-Baby Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby-Baby-Baby
19  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
14
Das EFX They Want EFX Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
They Want EFX
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
A.Weston, W.Hines, J.Brown, F.Wesley, C.Bobbitt
Producer(s):
A.Weston, W.Hines
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
15
Men At Large Use Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Use Me
18  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Levert, M.Gordon
Producer(s):
G.Levert, M.Gordon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
16
R. Kelly & Public Announcement Honey Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Honey Love
R. Kelly & Public Announcement
10  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.S.Kelly
Producer(s):
R.Kelly
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
17
Troop Whatever It Takes (To Make You Stay) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whatever It Takes (To Make You Stay)
22  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.A.McNeil,Jr., V.Drayton
Producer(s):
G.Cauthen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
18
Mint Condition Forever In Your Eyes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Forever In Your Eyes
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Waddell, S.Williams
Producer(s):
J.Johnson, Mint Condition
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M | Perspective
19
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
23  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
20
Whitney Houston (Duet With Stevie Wonder) We Didn't Know Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
We Didn't Know
Whitney Houston (Duet With Stevie Wonder)
20  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.H.Morris
Producer(s):
S.Wonder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
21
Kris Kross Warm It Up Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Warm It Up
27  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Dupri, Toni C., L.Parker
Producer(s):
J.Dupri
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Ruffhouse
22
Chris Walker No Place Like Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
No Place Like Love
25  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Murdock, D.DeGroat
Producer(s):
C.Walker
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Pendulum
23
Vanessa Williams Just For Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just For Tonight
24  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Thomas, C.Weil
Producer(s):
K.Thomas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Wing
24
Michael Jackson In The Closet Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
In The Closet
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Jackson, E.T.Riley
Producer(s):
Teddy Riley, M.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
25
Eugene Wilde How About Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
How About Tonight
17  Last
17  Peak
10  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Wilde
Producer(s):
J.Nettlesbey, T.Coffey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
26
El DeBarge You Know What I Like Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Know What I Like
29  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Debarge
Producer(s):
El DeBarge, M.White
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
27
Shomari If You Feel The Need Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If You Feel The Need
28  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Z.Frost, N.Langley
Producer(s):
V.Herbert, K.Griffin, I.Lee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Mercury
28
Jodeci Come & Talk To Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Come & Talk To Me
26  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.Swing
Producer(s):
D.Swing, Al B.Sure!
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
29
BeBe & CeCe Winans Depend On You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Depend On You
32  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Thomas, B.Winans, D.Winans
Producer(s):
K.Thomas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
30
Fu-Schnickens La Schmoove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
La Schmoove
30  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Roachford, J.Jones, L.Maturine, M.I.Taylor, A.S.Jones-Muhammed
Producer(s):
A Tribe Called Quest
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
31
Alyson Williams Just My Luck Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just My Luck
34  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Edwards
Producer(s):
D.Simmons, Kayo
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | OBR
32
Brian McKnight The Way Love Goes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Way Love Goes
40  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.McKnight, B.Barnes
Producer(s):
B.McKnight, B.Barnes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Mercury
33
Joe Public I Miss You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Miss You
36  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Carter, J.Sayles, K.Scott, D.Wyatt
Producer(s):
L.Job, Joe Public
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
34
Gerald Levert School Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
School Me
21  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Levert, E.T.Nicholas
Producer(s):
G.Levert, E.Nicholas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
35
Grover Washington, Jr. Featuring Lalah Hathaway Love Like This Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Like This
Grover Washington, Jr. Featuring Lalah Hathaway
31  Last
31  Peak
10  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Roman, T.Cox
Producer(s):
T.Bolden, J.Bolden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
36
Karyn White Do Unto Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do Unto Me
45  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.White, C.Troy, Z.Harmon, T.Haynes
Producer(s):
C.Troy, Z.Harmon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
37
David Black Nobody But You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Nobody But You
43  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Russell, G.Cauthen
Producer(s):
S.Russell, G.Cauthen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Bust It
38
Al Jarreau It's Not Hard To Love You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's Not Hard To Love You
41  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, S.J.Dakota, S.Jett, K.Walden
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
39
Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Got Back
33  Last
27  Peak
14  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
A.Ray
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | American
40
Babyface (Featuring Toni Braxton) Give U My Heart (From "Boomerang") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Give U My Heart (From "Boomerang")
Babyface (Featuring Toni Braxton)
49  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Watson, Babyface, D.Simmons, LA Reid
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface, D.Simmons
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
41
Lorenzo Real Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Real Love
48  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
F.Scott
Producer(s):
F.Scott, J.Jefferson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Alpha International
42
Larry Springfield All The Way Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
All The Way Love
53  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Springfield, T.Collins, A.Hennings, S.Banks
Producer(s):
A.Hennings
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M | Tabu
43
Eric B. & Rakim Don't Sweat The Technique Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Sweat The Technique
67  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
67
LAST WEEK
90
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Eric B. & Rakim
Producer(s):
Eric B. & Rakim
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
44
Truth Inc. Can I Get With You Tonight? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can I Get With You Tonight?
50  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Nettlesbey, T.Coffey
Producer(s):
J.Nettlesbey, T.Coffey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Interscope
45
Milira One Man Woman Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
One Man Woman
52  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
59
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, J.Cohen
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Apollo
46
Sue Ann Carwell 7 Days, 7 Nights Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
7 Days, 7 Nights
51  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.A.Carwell, P.L.Stewart II, T.Haynes
Producer(s):
L.Stewart
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
47
Gary Brown Somebody's Been Sleepin' In My Bed Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Somebody's Been Sleepin' In My Bed
58  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
58
LAST WEEK
87
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Brown, D.Blake
Producer(s):
G.Brown, S.Harvey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
48
Tevin Campbell Strawberry Letter 23 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Strawberry Letter 23
59  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
78
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Otis
Producer(s):
Q.Jones II
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
49
M.C. Brains Brainstorming Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Brainstorming
64  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
64
LAST WEEK
79
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Q-Tip, M.Bivins
Producer(s):
F.Jenkins, N.Morris, S.Stockman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
50
Michael Jackson Jam Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jam
Last
50  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Jackson, R.Moore, B.Swedien, E.T.Riley
Producer(s):
M.Jackson, Teddy Riley, B.Swedien
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
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