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Silk Sonic’s ‘Leave The Door Open’ Rules R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

The duo's explosive radio hit leads the genre's field as it ends the 29-week record domination of Chris Brown and Young Thug's "Go Crazy."

Silk Sonic, the new duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, makes its way to No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart with the explosive radio hit “Leave the Door Open.” The single advances from the runner-up spot to lead the list dated April 24 thanks to a 9% gain to 20.8 million in audience impressions in the week ending April 18, according to MRC Data.

“Door” evicts Chris Brown and Young Thug’s “Go Crazy” from the summit after its record domination of 29 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1.

The new chart champ gives Bruno Mars his third leader on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay after “That’s What I Like,” a 10-week leader in 2017 and “Please Me,” his collaboration with Cardi B, which reigned for 11 frames in 2019.

Anderson .Paak, meanwhile, nets his first chart-topper with his third entry on the list. His first came in 2018 thanks to “Tints,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, a No. 30 hit, and he followed it the next year with a No. 22 showing for “Make It Better,” featuring Smokey Robinson.

“Door” unlocks the No. 1 spot in its seventh week on the list, the fastest of any song since Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later,” featuring Lil Durk, also needed seven frames to begin its reign last year. It also ties “Please Me” as the quickest run among Mars’ three chart champs, while “Door” is only the 11th of 85 leaders in the past decade to make it all the way in seven weeks or better.

Elsewhere, “Door” leads the Adult R&B Airplay chart for a fourth week and remains the format’s most played song, while it inches up 18-17 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay list. (Despite their similar names, the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart measure different standards of radio popularity. The former ranks the most-played songs at the radio format each week from a national sampling of stations, while the latter orders songs by total audience impressions in the week from both adult and mainstream-oriented stations. Thus, despite a lower mainstream reach, “Door” tops the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart with the advantage of good performance in both sectors.)

In addition to the single’s coronation atop R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, “Door” also pounces to No. 1 on the audience-based, all-genre Radio Songs chart. There, it becomes Mars’ ninth chart-topper and Anderson .Paak’s first.