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Kem Ties Maxwell & Charlie Wilson For Adult R&B No. 1 Record

The singer's "Stuck on You" ascends and puts him in a tie for the most champs by a male act.

The claim to the most No. 1s by a male artist on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart heats up again as Kem ascends to the top of the list dated April 16 with “Stuck on You.” The new champ gives the R&B veteran his eighth No. 1, tying him with Charlie Wilson and Maxwell for the most among male acts. Wilson set the mark in 2020; Maxwell matched it just two weeks ago.

“Stuck on You,” which Kem co-wrote and solely produced, climbs from No. 4 after an 11% gain in plays in the week ending April 10, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data. It now secures its place as the week’s most-played song at U.S. monitored adult R&B radio stations.

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As “Stuck” joins the No. 1 club, here’s a review of Kem’s eight career leaders:

“Love Calls,” two weeks at No. 1, beginning Sept. 13, 2003
“I Can’t Stop Loving You,” seven, May 21, 2005
“Why Would You Stay?,” two, Sept. 25, 2010
“It’s You,” four, Sept. 6, 2014
“Nobody,” nine, Feb. 21, 2015
“Lie to Me,” seven, June 27, 2020
“Live out Your Love,” featuring Toni Braxton, two, Jan. 2, 2021
“Stuck on You,” one (to date), April 16, 2022

As aforementioned, Kem’s count equals Charlie Wilson and Maxwell for the most No. 1s among male acts since the chart began in 1993. Here’s a look at the overall leaderboard:

Alicia Keys, 12
Toni Braxton, 11
Charlie Wilson, 8
Kem, 8
Maxwell, 8
H.E.R., 7
Mary J. Blige, 7
R. Kelly, 7

Elsewhere, “Stuck” rises 25-22 on the overall R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, which measures audience from both adult R&B and mainstream R&B/hip-hop radio stations. On the current list, “Stuck” gained 18% in weekly audience to 6.2 million in the week ending April 10. The single brings the R&B veteran to 12 top 25 visits since his first, “Love Calls,” in 2003.