H.E.R. & Chris Brown ‘Come Through’ to No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay Chart
The new champ extends both H.E.R. and Brown's run of chart-topping success at the radio format.
H.E.R. expands her dominance on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart as “Come Through,” featuring Chris Brown, climbs to No. 1 on the list dated Jan. 1. The song advances from No. 3 – having previously reached No. 2 – despite a less than 1% gain in plays in the week ending Dec. 26, according to MRC Data, to become the most played song on U.S. monitored adult R&B stations. (The previous week’s No. 1, Wizkid’s “Essence,” featuring Tems, falls to No. 2 with a 9% decline in plays.)
“Come Through” gives singer-songwriter H.E.R. a seventh No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay among 10 total career entries on the chart. With the new addition, here’s her updated roster:
Song Title, Artist (if other than H.E.R.), Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1
“Focus,” one week, Oct. 6, 2018
“Best Part,” Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R., four, Oct. 20, 2018
“Slow Down,” with Skip Marley, three, May 23, 2020
“Make the Most,” Lonr. featuring H.E.R., one, Oct. 24, 2020
“Gotta Move On,” Toni Braxton featuring H.E.R., two, Feb. 20, 2021
“Damage,” eight, June 26, 2021
“Come Through,” featuring Chris Brown, Jan. 1, 2022
In addition, a seventh champ pushes H.E.R. into a tie for fourth place for the most No. 1s among all artists since the chart began in 1993. Check out the current leaderboard:
12, Alicia Keys
11, Toni Braxton
8, Charlie Wilson
7, R. Kelly
For Chris Brown, meanwhile, “Come Through” sustains his Adult R&B Airplay success streak with a third consecutive leader. The single follows his two other champs, “No Guidance,” featuring Drake, an 11-week No. 1 in 2020 and “Go Crazy,” with Young Thug, which reigned for seven weeks in 2020-21.
“Come Through” continues the newfound radio breakthrough for Brown with adult R&B audiences. After some success with his initial 14 chart appearances from 2006-16, the hitmaker has grown into a favorite of adult R&B radio programmers and audiences in recent years. In 2019, he found his first top five success on his 15th try, with “Undecided” reaching No. 4 before the three No. 1s streak.
“Come Through” appears on H.E.R.’s debut full-length studio album, Back of My Mind. The set, released in June, debuted at No. 1 on Top R&B Albums and led for one week.