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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
WEEKS AT NO. 1
9
WEEKS ON CHART
Cry For You
Songwriter(s)
D.Swing
Producer(s)
D.Swing
Imprint/Promotion Label
MCA | Uptown
Gains in performance

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1
Jodeci Cry For You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Cry For You
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.Swing
Producer(s):
D.Swing
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
2
Tevin Campbell Can We Talk Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can We Talk
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, D.Simmons
Producer(s):
Babyface, D.Simmons
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
3
Xscape Understanding Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Understanding
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.L.Seal, Jr.
Producer(s):
J.Dupri, M.Seal
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | So So Def
4
Babyface Never Keeping Secrets Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Keeping Secrets
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Babyface
Producer(s):
Babyface, LA Reid, D.Simmons
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
5
Domino Getto Jam Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Getto Jam
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Domino, K.Gilliam
Producer(s):
DJ Battlecat
Imprint/Promotion Label:
WORK | Outburst/Def Jam
6
Mariah Carey Hero Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hero
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Carey, W.Afanasieff
Producer(s):
W.Afanasieff, M.Carey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
7
Queen Latifah U.N.I.T.Y. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
U.N.I.T.Y.
11  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Owens, J.Sample
Producer(s):
KayGee, Mufi
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
8
Toni Braxton Breathe Again Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Breathe Again
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Babyface
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface, D.Simmons
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
9
Salt-N-Pepa Shoop Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Shoop
10  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Sparks, James, Denton, Roberts, Turner
Producer(s):
M.Sparks, C.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Next Plateau/London-Sire
10
Hi-Five Never Should've Let You Go (From "Sister Act 2") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Should've Let You Go (From "Sister Act 2")
12  Last
10  Peak
16  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.F.White
Producer(s):
Joe, K.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
11
DRS Gangsta Lean Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Gangsta Lean
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Jackson, E.J.Turner, T.Carter
Producer(s):
C.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
12
Color Me Badd Time And Chance Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Time And Chance
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.D.S.Jordan, Color Me Badd, M.Denard
Producer(s):
DJ Pooh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Giant
13
Tony Toni Tone (Lay Your Head On My) Pillow Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(Lay Your Head On My) Pillow
24  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Christian, D.Wiggins, R.Wiggins
Producer(s):
Tony Toni Tone
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Wing
14
Mary J. Blige You Don't Have To Worry Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Don't Have To Worry
20  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Greene, Ferrell, Kornegay, Whittington, Brown, Wesley, Bobbitt
Producer(s):
Eddie F.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
15
SWV Always On My Mind Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Always On My Mind
18  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.A.Morgan, R.Wilson, O.Scott
Producer(s):
B.A.Morgan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
16
Zhane Groove Thang Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Groove Thang
36  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Neufville, Naughty By Nature, Rushen, Mims
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Illtown
17
2Pac Keep Ya Head Up Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Keep Ya Head Up
14  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shakur, D.Anderson, R.Troutman, S.Vincent
Producer(s):
D.J.Daryl
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Interscope
18
Xscape Just Kickin' It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just Kickin' It
16  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Dupri, M.L.Seal, Jr.
Producer(s):
J.Dupri
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | So So Def
19
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly The Morning After Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Morning After
22  Last
19  Peak
11  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
F.Beverly
Producer(s):
F.Beverly
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
20
R. Kelly Sex Me (Parts I & II) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sex Me (Parts I & II)
13  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
R.S.Kelly
Producer(s):
R.Kelly
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
21
Mint Condition U Send Me Swingin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
U Send Me Swingin'
25  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Lewis
Producer(s):
Mint Condition
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Perspective
22
CeCe Peniston I'm In The Mood Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm In The Mood
32  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Nikolas, B.Sibley, Soulshock, K.Karlin, Cutfather
Producer(s):
Soulshock, Karlin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Perspective | A&M
23
Intro Come Inside Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Come Inside
17  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Greene, C.Wike, N.Hodge
Producer(s):
N.Hodge
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
24
Freddie Jackson Make Love Easy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Make Love Easy
27  Last
22  Peak
11  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Laurence
Producer(s):
P.Laurence
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
25
Zapp & Roger Slow And Easy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Slow And Easy
26  Last
18  Peak
13  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Troutman, L.Troutman, S.Murdock
Producer(s):
R.Troutman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
26
Tony Toni Tone Anniversary Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Anniversary
23  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
R.Wiggins, C.Wheeler
Producer(s):
Tony Toni Tone
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Wing
27
Jade Looking For Mr. Do Right Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Looking For Mr. Do Right
21  Last
16  Peak
16  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Stewart
Producer(s):
A.Stewart
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Giant
28
Snoop Dogg What's My Name? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What's My Name?
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr.
Producer(s):
Dr. Dre
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Death Row/Interscope
29
SWV Right Here (Human Nature)/Downtown Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Right Here (Human Nature)/Downtown
19  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
B.A.Morgan, J.Bettis, S.Porcaro, G.Parker, K.Ortiz, G.Gomez
Producer(s):
B.A.Morgan, G.Parker
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
30
Chantay Savage Betcha'll Never Find Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Betcha'll Never Find
33  Last
30  Peak
13  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Savage, S.Hurley
Producer(s):
S.Hurley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | ID
31
Shabba Ranks Featuring Patra And Terri & Monica Family Affair (From "Addams Family Values") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Family Affair (From "Addams Family Values")
Shabba Ranks Featuring Patra And Terri & Monica
37  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Stewart
Producer(s):
S.Remi
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Atlas
32
A Tribe Called Quest Award Tour Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Award Tour
30  Last
27  Peak
12  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Q-Tip, A.S.Jones-Muhammed, M.I.Taylor
Producer(s):
A Tribe Called Quest
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
33
Zhane Hey Mr. D.J. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hey Mr. D.J.
29  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Gist, Brown, Criss, Zhane, Bahr, Ware, Grey
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Flavor Unit
34
Mariah Carey Dreamlover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dreamlover
35  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Carey, D.Hall
Producer(s):
M.Carey, D.Hall, W.Afanasieff
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
35
Ralph Tresvant Who's The Mack Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Who's The Mack
39  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
36
Eric Gable Process Of Elimination Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Process Of Elimination
44  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Warren, Y.T.Style
Producer(s):
Christian
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
37
Johnny Gill Quiet Time To Play Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Quiet Time To Play
Last
37  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, M.Horton
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
38
Janet Jackson Again Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Again
28  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Jackson, J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis, J.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
39
Joe The One For Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The One For Me
46  Last
39  Peak
10  Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Miller, Joe, D.T.Gerrell
Producer(s):
Joe
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Mercury
40
Janet Jackson If Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If
42  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Jackson, J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis, J.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
41
Jody Watley When A Man Loves A Woman Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When A Man Loves A Woman
58  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
58
LAST WEEK
80
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Watley, L.Campbell
Producer(s):
Art & Rhythm
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
42
Salt-N-Pepa Featuring En Vogue Whatta Man Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whatta Man
Salt-N-Pepa Featuring En Vogue
64  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
64
LAST WEEK
96
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
H.E.Azor, D.Crawford, C.James
Producer(s):
H.Azor
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Next Plateau/London-Sire
43
Jody Watley Your Love Keeps Working On Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Your Love Keeps Working On Me
34  Last
26  Peak
14  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Barnes, R.White, J.Diggs
Producer(s):
Art 'N Rhythm
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
44
Shaquille O'Neal (I Know I Got) Skillz Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(I Know I Got) Skillz
38  Last
20  Peak
14  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Fortson, S.O'Neal, M.Wells
Producer(s):
Def Jeff, M.Wells
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
45
Toni Braxton Another Sad Love Song Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Another Sad Love Song
40  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, D.Simmons
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface, D.Simmons
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
46
Tag Team Whoomp! (There It Is) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whoomp! (There It Is)
31  Last
Peak
36  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Tag Team
Producer(s):
Tag Team
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Bellmark | Life
47
Earth, Wind & Fire Spend The Night Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Spend The Night
52  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.R.Thomas
Producer(s):
M.White
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise
48
Chris Walker Love Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Tonight
51  Last
48  Peak
10  Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Walker
Producer(s):
C.Walker
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | Pendulum
49
Brian McKnight After The Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
After The Love
48  Last
39  Peak
13  Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.McKnight, B.Barnes
Producer(s):
B.McKnight
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Mercury
50
Bell Biv DeVoe Something In Your Eyes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Something In Your Eyes
43  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Babyface
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface, D.Simmons
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
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