HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS

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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.
The week of
4
WEEKS AT NO. 1
11
WEEKS ON CHART
This Is How We Do It
Gains in performance
Play
2
Adina Howard Freak Like Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Freak Like Me
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
3
Raphael Saadiq Ask Of You (From "Higher Learning") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ask Of You (From "Higher Learning")
6
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
4
TLC Red Light Special Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Red Light Special
4
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
5
2Pac Dear Mama Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dear Mama
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
6
Brandy Baby Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
7
Soul For Real Candy Rain Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Candy Rain
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
8
The Notorious B.I.G. Big Poppa/Warning Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Big Poppa/Warning
8
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Usher Think Of You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Think Of You
9
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
10
Dr. Dre Keep Their Heads Ringin' (From "Friday") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Keep Their Heads Ringin' (From "Friday")
12
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
11
Stevie Wonder For Your Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
For Your Love
11
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
12
Barry White Come On Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
14
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Mary J. Blige I'm Goin' Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Goin' Down
15
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
Subway (Featuring 702) This Lil' Game We Play Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
This Lil' Game We Play
Subway (Featuring 702)
10
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Brownstone If You Love Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If You Love Me
13
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
16
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
17
Total Featuring The Notorious B.I.G. Can't You See (From "New Jersey Drive") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can't You See (From "New Jersey Drive")
Total Featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
22
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
18
Brownstone Grapevyne Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Grapevyne
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
19
Gerald Levert Answering Service Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Answering Service
17
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Fabu Just Roll Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just Roll
20
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
21
Da Brat Give It 2 You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Give It 2 You
41
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
22
Kut Klose I Like Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
23
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
Brian McKnight Crazy Love (From "Jason's Lyric") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Crazy Love (From "Jason's Lyric")
24
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
24
TLC Creep Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Creep
18
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Freddie Jackson Rub Up Against You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rub Up Against You
25
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
26
H-Town Emotions Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Emotions
30
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
46
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
28
Luther Vandross Going In Circles/Love The One You're With Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Going In Circles/Love The One You're With
28
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
29
Mint Condition So Fine Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
29
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
Gladys Knight Next Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Next Time
Gladys Knight
31
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
31
Anita Baker I Apologize Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Apologize
19
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Boyz II Men Thank You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Thank You
21
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Portrait I Can Call You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can Call You
26
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
34
BLACKstreet Before I Let You Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Before I Let You Go
27
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Various Artists Freedom (From "Panther") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Freedom (From "Panther")
76
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance
36
Monteco (Featuring Immature) Is It Me? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Is It Me?
Monteco (Featuring Immature)
32
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Rappin' 4-Tay Featuring The Spinners I'll Be Around Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'll Be Around
Rappin' 4-Tay Featuring The Spinners
45
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
38
Anita Baker It's Been You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's Been You
40
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
39
Jesse When U Cry I Cry Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When U Cry I Cry
39
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
40
Brandy I Wanna Be Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wanna Be Down
34
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
41
Zhane You're Sorry Now Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You're Sorry Now
38
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Keith Martin Never Find Someone Like You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Find Someone Like You
43
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
43
Diana King Shy Guy (From "Bad Boys") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Shy Guy (From "Bad Boys")
54
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
44
Keith Murray Get Lifted Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Get Lifted
36
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
45
Blackgirl Let's Do It Again Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Do It Again
35
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Craig Mack Get Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Get Down
37
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
47
The Whispers Make Sweet Love To Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Make Sweet Love To Me
50
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Boyz II Men On Bended Knee Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
On Bended Knee
42
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Vanessa Williams The Way That You Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Way That You Love
65
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
50
Karyn White Can I Stay With You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can I Stay With You
33
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
51
Vybe Take It To The Front Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take It To The Front
51
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
52
IV Xample I'd Rather Be Alone Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'd Rather Be Alone
53
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
53
K-Ci Hailey If You Think You're Lonely Now Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If You Think You're Lonely Now
47
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
54
E-40 (Featuring Leviti) 1-Luv Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
1-Luv
E-40 (Featuring Leviti)
58
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
55
Changing Faces Keep It Right There Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Keep It Right There
57
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
56
DJ Quik Safe + Sound Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Safe + Sound
66
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
57
Scarface Feat. Ice Cube People Don't Believe Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
People Don't Believe
Scarface Feat. Ice Cube
55
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Shabba Ranks Let's Get It On Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Get It On
52
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Ol' Dirty Bastard Brooklyn Zoo Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Brooklyn Zoo
59
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Channel Live Mad Izm Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
56
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
61
95 South Rodeo Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
64
LAST WEEK
58
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Phil Perry If Only You Knew Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If Only You Knew
60
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Rottin Razkals Oh Yeah! Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
63
LAST WEEK
63
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
64
Joya I Like What You're Doing To Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Like What You're Doing To Me
68
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
65
Chante Moore This Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
This Time
77
LAST WEEK
65
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
66
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Featuring Eazy-E Foe Tha Love Of $ Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Foe Tha Love Of $
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Featuring Eazy-E
61
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Lo-Key? Good Ole Fashion Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Good Ole Fashion Love
67
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
68
Capleton Tour Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
62
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Men At Large Holiday Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
71
LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
70
Slick Rick Featuring Doug E. Fresh Sittin' In My Car Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sittin' In My Car
Slick Rick Featuring Doug E. Fresh
70
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Madonna Take A Bow Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take A Bow
69
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Des'ree You Gotta Be Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Gotta Be
74
LAST WEEK
72
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Lorenzo If It's Alright With You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If It's Alright With You
91
LAST WEEK
73
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
74
BeBe & CeCe Winans Love Of My Life Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Of My Life
73
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
78
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Dis `N' Dat Feat. 95 South,69 Boyz & K-Nock Freak Me Baby Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Freak Me Baby
Dis `N' Dat Feat. 95 South,69 Boyz & K-Nock
84
LAST WEEK
76
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
77
Dana Dane Rollin' Wit Dane Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rollin' Wit Dane
82
LAST WEEK
77
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
78
Blak Panta Do What U Want (From "New Jersey Drive") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do What U Want (From "New Jersey Drive")
81
LAST WEEK
78
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
DJ Smurf And P.M.H.I. Ooh Lawd (Party People) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ooh Lawd (Party People)
DJ Smurf And P.M.H.I.
85
LAST WEEK
79
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
75
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Monica Don't Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days)
Gains in performance
82
The Sounds Of Blackness I'm Going All The Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Going All The Way
80
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Subway Fire Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Gains in performance
84
Mobb Deep Shook Ones Part II Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Shook Ones Part II
79
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Raja-Nee Walking Away With It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Walking Away With It
Gains in performance
86
Masta Ace Incorporated The I.N.C. Ride Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The I.N.C. Ride
Gains in performance
87
Tony Terry Heart Of A Man Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Heart Of A Man
86
LAST WEEK
86
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Nine Any Emcee Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Any Emcee
95
LAST WEEK
88
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
89
Gerald Alston Devote All My Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Devote All My Time
98
LAST WEEK
89
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
90
George Duke Love Can Be So Cold Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Can Be So Cold
87
LAST WEEK
78
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Nine Whutcha Want? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whutcha Want?
83
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Howard Hewett I Wanna Know You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wanna Know You
Gains in performance
93
Karyn White I'd Rather Be Alone Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'd Rather Be Alone
Gains in performance
94
Lenny Williams Sara Smile/Driftin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sara Smile/Driftin'
Gains in performance
95
All-4-One (She's Got) Skillz Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(She's Got) Skillz
88
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Jewell Woman To Woman (From "Murder Was The Case") Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Woman To Woman (From "Murder Was The Case")
92
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Bar-Kays The Slide Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Slide
Gains in performance
98
Digable Planets Dial 7 (Axioms Of Creamy Spies) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dial 7 (Axioms Of Creamy Spies)
97
LAST WEEK
88
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Big L Put It On Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Put It On
Gains in performance
100
Patti LaBelle I Never Stopped Loving You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Never Stopped Loving You
94
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
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