List of number-one R&B/hip-hop songs of 2011 (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 Trey Songz with his song "Can't Be Friends";[1] it spent the first six weeks of 2011 at number one, and also topped the chart the last seven weeks of 2010, therefore spending 13 weeks atop the chart in total.[2] Drake topped the chart for seven consecutive weeks as a featured artist on two different songs; his collaboration with Jamie Foxx, "Fall for Your Type", spent two consecutive weeks at number one,[3][4] and was followed by his collaboration with Nicki Minaj, "Moment 4 Life", which topped the chart for five consecutive weeks.[5] Chris Brown's collaboration with Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, "Look at Me Now", topped the chart for eight consecutive weeks.[6]

Although Miguel's "Sure Thing" only topped the chart for one week,[6][7][8] it ranked as the number one song on Billboard '​s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs year end list.[9] Kelly Rowland's collaboration with Lil Wayne, "Motivation", topped the chart for seven non-consecutive weeks.[10] "Motivation" ranked at number two on the year end list.[9] DJ Khaled's song "I'm On One", featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, spent 11 non-consecutive weeks at number one, and was the longest running number one single on the chart in 2011.[11] Big Sean's collaboration with Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, "Marvin & Chardonnay", topped the chart for one week.[12] Lil Wayne's collaboration with Drake, "She Will", peaked at number one for four consecutive weeks.[13] Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Niggas in Paris" topped the chart for seven consecutive weeks.[14] The last number one of 2011 was Wale's collaboration featuring with Miguel, "Lotus Flower Bomb".[15]

List[edit]

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Trey Songz claimed the first number one song on the chart of 2011.[1]
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Nicki Minaj's "Moment 4 Life", featuring Drake, topped the chart for five consecutive weeks.[5]
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Kelly Rowland's "Motivation", featuring Lil Wayne, topped the chart for seven non-consecutive weeks.[5]
Key
Best charting R&B single of 2011d Indicates best charting R&B single of 2011
Note: Year-end most popular R&B/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 1 "Can't Be Friends" Trey Songz [1]
January 8 [16]
January 15 [17]
January 22 [18]
January 29 [19]
February 5 [20]
February 12 "Fall for Your Type" Jamie Foxx featuring Drake [3]
February 19 [4]
February 26 "Moment 4 Life" Nicki Minaj featuring Drake [21]
March 5 [22]
March 12 [23]
March 19 [24]
March 26 [5]
April 2 "Look at Me Now" Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes [25]
April 9 [26]
April 16 [27]
April 23 [28]
April 30 [29]
May 7 [30]
May 14 [31]
May 21 [6]
May 28 "Sure Thing" dagger Miguel [7]
June 4 "Motivation" Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne [8]
June 11 [32]
June 18 [33]
June 25 [34]
July 2 [35]
July 9 [36]
July 16 "I'm On One" DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne [37]
July 23 "Motivation" Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne [10]
July 30 "I'm On One" DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne [38]
August 6 [39]
August 13 [40]
August 20 [41]
August 27 [42]
September 3 [43]
September 10 [44]
September 17 [45]
September 24 [46]
October 1 [11]
October 8 "Marvin & Chardonnay" Big Sean featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash [12]
October 15 "She Will" Lil Wayne featuring Drake [47]
October 22 [48]
October 29 [49]
November 5 [13]
November 12 "Niggas in Paris" Jay-Z and Kanye West [50]
November 19 [51]
November 26 [52]
December 3 [53]
December 10 [54]
December 17 [55]
December 24 [14]
December 31 "Lotus Flower Bomb" Wale featuring Miguel [15]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ As well as 6 weeks in 2011, "Can't Be Friends" also spent 7 weeks at number one in 2010:
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  8. ^ a b "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of June 06, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. June 6, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
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  11. ^ a b "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of October 01, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 1, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of October 08, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 8, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of November 05, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 5, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of December 24, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 24, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
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  17. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of January 15, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. January 15, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of January 22, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. January 22, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of January 29, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. January 29, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
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  21. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of February 26, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. February 26, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
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  24. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of March 19, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 19, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of April 02, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 2, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of April 09, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 9, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of April 16, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 16, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of April 23, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 23, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of April 30, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 30, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of May 05, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. May 5, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of May 14, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. May 14, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of June 11, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. June 11, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  33. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of June 18, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. June 18, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  34. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of June 25, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. June 25, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  35. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of July 02, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. July 2, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  36. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of July 09, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. July 9, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  37. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of July 16, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  38. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of July 30, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. July 30, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  39. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of August 06, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. August 6, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  40. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of August 13, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. August 13, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  41. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of August 20, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. August 20, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  42. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of August 27, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. August 27, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  43. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of September 03, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 3, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  44. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of September 10, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 10, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  45. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of September 17, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 17, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  46. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of September 24, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 24, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  47. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of October 15, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 15, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  48. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of October 22, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 22, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  49. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of October 29, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 29, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  50. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of November 12, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 12, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  51. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of November 19, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 19, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  52. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of November 26, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 26, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  53. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of December 03, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 3, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  54. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of December 10, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 10, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  55. ^ "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs – Week of December 17, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 17, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2012.