List of number-one R&B/hip-hop songs of 2009 (U.S.)

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The Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart ranks the best-performing singles in that category in the United States. The first number one song of the year was claimed by Beyoncé with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)".[1] The song remained at the peak position in 2009 for a further six consecutive weeks,[2] and it ranked as the number six song on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs year-end list.[3] "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" was replaced by Jamie Foxx's song "Blame It", featuring T-Pain,[4] after it had spent twelve consecutive weeks atop the chart throughout late 2008 and early 2009.[5] "Blame It" topped the chart for fourteen consecutive weeks,[6] and it ranked as the number one song on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs year-end list.[3]

Jeremih's "Birthday Sex" topped the chart for two consecutive weeks.[7][8] "Birthday Sex" ranked as the number twenty song on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs year end list.[9] This was followed by Keri Hilson's song "Knock You Down", featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo, which also peaked at number one for two consecutive weeks.[10][11] "Knock You Down" ranked as the number eleven song on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs year end list.[9] Drake's song "Best I Ever Had" spent seven weeks atop the chart.[12][13] "Best I Ever Had" ranked at number four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs year end list.[3] He was succeeded by Maxwell's song "Pretty Wings", which spent fourteen consecutive weeks atop the chart.[14][15] "Pretty Wings" ranked at number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs year end list.[3] Jay-Z's collaboration featuring Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind", spent three weeks at number one.[16][17][18] "Papers" by Usher peaked at number one for two weeks.[19][20] The last song to peak at number one in 2009 was Trey Songz's song "I Invented Sex" featuring Drake.[21]

List[edit]

Key
Best charting R&B single of 2009 Indicates best charting R&B single of 2009
Note: Year-end most popular R&B and hip-hop songs, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS and sales data as compiled Nielsen SoundScan
Issue date Song Artist(s) Ref.
January 3 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé [1]
January 10 [22]
January 17 [23]
January 24 [24]
January 31 [25]
February 7 [26]
February 14 [2]
February 21 "Blame It" dagger Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain [4]
February 28 [27]
March 7 [28]
March 14 [29]
March 21 [30]
March 28 [31]
April 4 [32]
April 11 [33]
April 18 [34]
April 25 [35]
May 2 [36]
May 9 [37]
May 16 [38]
May 23 [6]
May 30 "Birthday Sex" Jeremih [7]
June 6 [8]
June 13 "Knock You Down" Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo [10]
June 20 [11]
June 27 "Best I Ever Had" Drake [12]
July 4 [13]
July 11 [39]
July 18 [40]
July 25 [41]
August 1 [42]
August 8 [43]
August 15 "Pretty Wings" Maxwell [14]
August 22 [44]
August 29 [45]
September 5 [46]
September 12 [47]
September 19 [48]
September 26 [49]
October 3 [50]
October 10 [51]
October 17 [52]
October 24 [53]
October 31 [54]
November 7 [55]
November 14 [15]
November 21 "Empire State of Mind" Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys [16]
November 28 [17]
December 5 [18]
December 12 "Papers" Usher [19]
December 19 [20]
December 26 "I Invented Sex" Trey Songz featuring Drake [21]

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References[edit]

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