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Toni Braxton & Tank Roll to New Top 10s on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Charts

Toni Braxton returns to the top 10 of Billboard's Adult R&B Songs chart with "Long as I Live," her 17th top 10.

Toni Braxton returns to the top 10 of Billboard‘s Adult R&B Songs chart (dated April 14), as “Long as I Live” steps 11-10 with an 18 percent surge in plays for the week ending April 8, according to Nielsen Music.

“Live” gives the R&B veteran her 17th top 10 on the radio ranking, which began on Sept. 18, 1993. (Notably, that week, Braxton inaugurated the chart with its first No. 1: Her “Another Sad Love Song” led for the first four weeks of the survey’s existence.)

Here’s a look at the Adult R&B Songs leaderboard for the most career top 10 hits. Among women, Braxton trails only Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys:

22, Gerald Levert 
22, Mary J. Blige
21, R. Kelly
19, Alicia Keys
18, Joe
18, Luther Vandross
17, Toni Braxton 
17, Brian McKnight

Tank’s Top 10, Too: Meanwhile, Tank zooms into the top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay as “When We” soars 12-6. The tune ascends with a 9 percent bump to 16 million in audience.

The song marks Tank’s third top 10 on the chart – and first in more than a decade. He previously visited the tier with “Maybe I Deserve” (No. 4, 2001) and “Please Don’t Go”(No. 2, 2007).

“When We” has earned significant support from the adult R&B sector, and strong staying power. Despite having already reigned for 11 weeks on the Adult R&B songs chart from November through January, the song rebounds 6-3 on the latest ranking (its 40th week on the chart) with a 17 percent increase in weekly plays.