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Chris Brown Breaks The Weeknd’s Record for Most Hot R&B Songs Hits

He takes the record with nine new debuts from his 'Breezy' album, and the new deluxe version could extend the mark soon.

Chris Brown overtakes The Weeknd as the artist with the most charted songs on Billboard’s nearly 10-year-old Hot R&B Songs chart. The feat comes after Brown sends nine new entries onto the chart dated July 9 to improve his career total to 79. The Weeknd, now in second place, owns 71 entries on the list, which began with the Oct. 20, 2012-dated chart.

All nine of Brown’s debuts are from his album, Breezy, which starts at No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard 200. The set earned 72,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 30, according to Luminate.


Here’s the full rundown of Brown’s nine debuts on Hot R&B Songs:

  • No. 5, “Psychic,” featuring Jack Harlow
  • No. 7, “Addicted” featuring Lil Baby
  • No. 9, “Possessive,” featuring Lil Wayne & BLEU
  • No. 11, “C.A.B. (Catch a Body),” featuring Fivio Foreign
  • No. 12, “Till The Wheels Fall Off,” featuring Lil Durk & Capella Grey
  • No. 21, “Closure,” featuring H.E.R.
  • No. 22, “Sex Memories,” featuring Ella Mai
  • No. 23, “Need You Right Here,” featuring Bryson Tiller
  • No. 25, “Pitch Black”

“Psychic,” featuring Jack Harlow, was also the most-streamed Brown song in the tracking week, with 6.41 million official on-demand streams. It won a close contest with “Call Me Every Day,” featuring Wizkid, which registered 6.39 million clicks.

In addition to the nine new tunes, two more Breezy tracks continue their runs on Hot R&B Songs. “Day” surges 18-4 in its second week, and “WE (Warm Embrace)” rallies 21-6 in its 13th frame for a new peak position. A previous Breezy single, “Iffy,” also reached a No. 7 best in January.

With Brown now ruling the leaderboard, here’s a recap of artists with the most charted titles on Hot R&B Songs since the list began in 2012:

  • 79, Chris Brown
  • 71, The Weeknd
  • 56, Drake
  • 43, Khalid
  • 41, Bryson Tiller
  • 41, Summer Walker

Brown could soon extend his newfound record, as he released a deluxe version of Breezy with eight new tracks Friday (July 8).