List of number-one R&B singles of 1997 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 1997:

Chart history[edit]

Issue Date Song Artist
January 4 "I Believe I Can Fly" R. Kelly
January 11 "I Believe I Can Fly" R. Kelly
January 18 "I Believe I Can Fly" R. Kelly
January 25 "Don't Let Go (Love)" En Vogue
February 1 "I Believe I Can Fly" R. Kelly
February 8 "On & On" Erykah Badu
February 15 "On & On" Erykah Badu
February 22 "In My Bed" Dru Hill
March 1 "In My Bed" Dru Hill
March 8 "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" Puff Daddy featuring Mase
March 15 "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" Puff Daddy featuring Mase
March 22 "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" Puff Daddy featuring Mase
March 29 "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" Puff Daddy featuring Mase
April 5 "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" Puff Daddy featuring Mase
April 12 "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" Puff Daddy featuring Mase
April 19 "In My Bed" Dru Hill
April 26 "Hypnotize" The Notorious B.I.G.
May 3 "Hypnotize" The Notorious B.I.G.
May 10 "Hypnotize" The Notorious B.I.G.
May 17 "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T." Changing Faces
May 24 "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T." Changing Faces
May 31 "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T." Changing Faces
June 7 "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T." Changing Faces
June 14 "I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112
June 21 "I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112
June 28 "I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112
July 5 "I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112
July 12 "I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112
July 19 "I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112
July 28 "I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112
August 2 "I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112
August 9 "Never Make a Promise" Dru Hill
August 16 "Never Make a Promise" Dru Hill
August 23 "Never Make a Promise" Dru Hill
August 30 "Never Make a Promise" Dru Hill
September 6 "You Make Me Wanna" Usher
September 13 "You Make Me Wanna" Usher
September 20 "You Make Me Wanna" Usher
September 27 "You Make Me Wanna" Usher
October 4 "You Make Me Wanna" Usher
October 11 "You Make Me Wanna" Usher
October 18 "You Make Me Wanna" Usher
October 25 "You Make Me Wanna" Usher
November 1 "You Make Me Wanna" Usher
November 8 "You Make Me Wanna" Usher
November 15 "You Make Me Wanna" Usher
November 22 "My Body" LSG
November 29 "My Body" LSG
December 6 "My Body" LSG
December 13 "My Body" LSG
December 20 "My Body" LSG
December 27 "A Song for Mama" Boyz II Men

Chart comparisons[edit]

  • Three songs reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100/pop and the Hot Rap Singles charts: "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down", "Hypnotize" and "I'll Be Missing You".
  • Three songs reached number-one on the Rhythmic chart: "Don't Let Go (Love)", "I'll Be Missing You" and "You Make Me Wanna..."

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