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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of August 9, 1997

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  • 1
    • Never Make A Promise

      Dru Hill
    • 9
    • 1
    • 2
      • 9
      • 1
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

D.Simmons

Producer(s):

D.Simmons

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 2
    • Mo Money Mo Problems

      The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2
      • 2
      • 2
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

C.Wallace, S.A.Jordan, M.Betha, B.Edwards, N.G.Rodgers, Jr.

Producer(s):

Stevie J, Diddy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 3
    • I'll Be Missing You

      Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
    • 1
    • 1
    • 9
      • 1
      • 1
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Sting, T.Gaither, F.Evans

Producer(s):

Diddy, Stevie J

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum x3
  • 4
    • Not Tonight

      Lil' Kim Feat. Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott & Angie Mar
    • 5
    • 4
    • 6
      • 5
      • 4
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

K.Jones, M.A.Elliott, L.Lopez, S.Harris, A.Martinez, R.Bell, G.Brown, M.Muhammed

Producer(s):

R.Smith, A.Colon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Undeas/Tommy Boy/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 5
    • I Can Love You/Love Is All We Need

      Mary J. Blige
    • 3
    • 2
    • 3
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

M.J.Blige, L.Blige-DeCosta, R.Jerkins, K.Jones, C.Broady, N.Myrick, Lil' Kim, J.S.Harris III

Producer(s):

R.Jerkins, Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis

  • 6
    • G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.

      Changing Faces
    • 4
    • 1
    • 15
      • 4
      • 1
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

R.S.Kelly

Producer(s):

R.Kelly

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Big Beat/Atlantic

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 7
    • Someone

      SWV (Featuring Puff Daddy)
    • 6
    • 5
    • 3
      • 6
      • 5
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

S.J.Combs, Walker, Graham, H.Pierre, Price, Wallace, Martin, Shaw

Producer(s):

Diddy, J-Dub

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 8
    • Up Jumps Da Boogie

      Magoo And Timbaland
    • 10
    • 8
    • 4
      • 10
      • 8
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

T.Z.Mosley, M.Barcliff, M.A.Elliott, R.Temperton

Producer(s):

Timbaland

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Blackground/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 9
    • Gotham City

      R. Kelly
    • 14
    • 9
    • 4
      • 14
      • 9
      • 4
RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 10
    • I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face)

      Rome
    • 7
    • 2
    • 23
      • 7
      • 2
      • 23
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Songwriter(s):

J.Woods, G.Baillergeau

Producer(s):

G.Baillergeau, V.Merritt

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Grand Jury/RCA

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 11
    • Whatever

      En Vogue
    • 8
    • 8
    • 4
      • 8
      • 8
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, G.Franco, K.Andes

Producer(s):

Babyface

Imprint/Promotion Label:

East West/EEG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 12
    • You Bring Me Up

      K-Ci & JoJo
    • 12
    • 7
    • 10
      • 12
      • 7
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

R.C.Hailey, J.L.Hailey

Producer(s):

G.Baillergeau, V.Merritt

  • 13
    • When You Talk About Love

      Patti LaBelle
    • 13
    • 13
    • 4
      • 13
      • 13
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, J.Q.Wright, A.Nesby, A.Green, M.Hodges

Producer(s):

Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis

  • 14
    • Take It To The Streets

      Rampage Featuring Billy Lawrence
    • 18
    • 14
    • 4
      • 18
      • 14
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

R.McNair, B.Lawrence, R.Smith, A.Colon, G.Underwood, B.Reed

Producer(s):

R.Smith

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Violator/Elektra/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 15
    • In My Bed

      Dru Hill
    • 16
    • 1
    • 32
      • 16
      • 1
      • 32
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Songwriter(s):

R.Brown, R.B.Stacy, D.Simmons

Producer(s):

D.Simmons

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/IDJMG

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 16
    • Smile

      Scarface Featuring 2Pac & Johnny P
    • 11
    • 4
    • 8
      • 11
      • 4
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

B.Jordan, M.G.Dean, T.A.Shakur, J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis

Producer(s):

Scarface, M.G.Dean, T.Capone

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe/Capitol

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 17
    • Do You Like This

      Rome
    • 27
    • 17
    • 2
      • 27
      • 17
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

J.Woods, V.Merritt

Producer(s):

G.Baillergeau, V.Merritt

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Grand Jury/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 18
    • Fix

      BLACKstreet With Special Guests Ol' Dirty Bastard & Slash
    • 25
    • 18
    • 2
      • 25
      • 18
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

E.T.Riley, C.Hannibal, M.Riley, Jr., S.Hudson, R.T.Jones, J.Alexander, L.Dogson, A.Jones

Producer(s):

Teddy Riley, D.Adams

Gains In Performance

  • 19
    • Look Into My Eyes (From "Batman & Robin")

      Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
    • 15
    • 4
    • 8
      • 15
      • 4
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Bone, D.J.U-Neek

Producer(s):

D.J.U-Neek

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Ruthless/Relativity

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 20
    • 5 Miles To Empty

      Brownstone
    • 17
    • 6
    • 13
      • 17
      • 6
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

N.Gilbert, Big Yam, V.Merritt

Producer(s):

Big Yam, V.Merritt

Imprint/Promotion Label:

MJJ/Work/Epic

  • 21
    • For You

      Kenny Lattimore
    • 20
    • 6
    • 20
      • 20
      • 6
      • 20
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    • Big Bad Mamma

      Foxy Brown Featuring Dru Hill
    • -
    • 22
    • 1
      • -
      • 22
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

S.J.Barnes, J.C.Olivier, S.C.Carter, L.Haywood

Producer(s):

Poke & Tone

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Violator/IDJMG

Highest ranking debut

Gains In Performance

  • 23
    • Things Just Ain't The Same (From "Money Talks")

      Deborah Cox
    • 23
    • 23
    • 8
      • 23
      • 23
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

A.Antoine, N.Harrison, A.Evans, T.R.Bell, L.Creed

Producer(s):

B.Antoine, A.Evans

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 24
    • What's Stopping You

      The O'Jays
    • 24
    • 22
    • 8
      • 24
      • 22
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

G.Levert

Producer(s):

G.Levert

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Global Soul/Volcano/Volcano

Biggest gain in airplay

Gains In Performance

  • 25
    • Return Of The Mack

      Mark Morrison
    • 21
    • 4
    • 30
      • 21
      • 4
      • 30
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 26
    • Cupid

      112
    • 19
    • 2
    • 24
      • 19
      • 2
      • 24
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Songwriter(s):

A.Hennings, C.D.Sills, D.T.Jones, M.Keith, M.Scandrick, Q.Parker

Producer(s):

A.Hennings

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 27
    • I Love Me Some Him/I Don't Want To

      Toni Braxton
    • 26
    • 9
    • 20
      • 26
      • 9
      • 20
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Songwriter(s):

R.S.Kelly, A.Martin, G.Stewart, Soulshock, K.Karlin

Producer(s):

R.Kelly, Soulshock, Karlin

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 28
    • We Trying To Stay Alive

      Wyclef Jean Featuring Refugee Allstars
    • 22
    • 14
    • 9
      • 22
      • 14
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

B.A.Gibb, M.E.Gibb, R.H.Gibb, N.Jean, S.Michael, J.Forte, Robinson

Producer(s):

W.Jean, Prakazrel

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Ruffhouse/Columbia

  • 29
    • Can't Let Go

      Laurnea
    • 30
    • 29
    • 8
      • 30
      • 29
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

J.Robinson, T.Estes, A.Martin, I.Matias

Producer(s):

Jon-John

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Yab Yum/Epic

Gains In Performance

  • 30
    • Thinking Of You/Let's Get Down

      Tony Toni Tone
    • 28
    • 5
    • 14
      • 28
      • 5
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

Raphael Saadiq, D.P.Wiggins, T.C.Riley, D.Blake, G.Archie Jr.

Producer(s):

Tony Toni Tone, Quik, G-One

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mercury/IDJMG

  • 31
    • Can We

      SWV
    • 31
    • 31
    • 2
      • 31
      • 31
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

M.A.Elliott, T.Z.Mosley

Producer(s):

Timbaland

Gains In Performance

  • 32
    • [Freak] And U Know It

      Adina Howard
    • 32
    • 32
    • 3
      • 32
      • 32
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

T.Hudson, M.Fields, L.Callaway, D.Blake, G.Archie Jr., R.Bacon

Producer(s):

Quik, G-One, R.Bacon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mecca Don/East West/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 33
    • Big Daddy

      Hev-D
    • 35
    • 5
    • 24
      • 35
      • 5
      • 24
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Songwriter(s):

T.Dofat, Heavy D, H.Brown

Producer(s):

T.Dofat, Heavy D

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Uptown/Universal

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 34
    • Don't Wanna Be A Player (From "Booty Call")

      Joe
    • 29
    • 5
    • 15
      • 29
      • 5
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

J.L.Thomas, J.Skinner, R.Jerkins, J.Tejeda, M.Williams

Producer(s):

R.Jerkins

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 35
    • For You I Will (From "Space Jam")

      Monica
    • 33
    • 2
    • 23
      • 33
      • 2
      • 23
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Songwriter(s):

D.E.Warren