List of number-one R&B/hip-hop songs of 2008 (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 Alicia Keys with her song "Like You'll Never See Me Again", from her third studio album As I Am (2007).[1] In total, it spent seven consecutive weeks at number one.[1][2] "Like You'll Never See Me Again" also ranked as the number one R&B song of the year, achieving more radio impressions than any other R&B song in 2008.[3] Displacing Keys from number one, Keyshia Cole's song "I Remember" from her second studio album Just like You (2007) also topped the for seven consecutive weeks.[4][5] It ranked at number two on the best performing R&B songs chart of 2008.[3] Usher, featuring Young Jeezy, was the third artist of 2008 to achieve a number one song on the chart with "Love in This Club" (Here I Stand, 2008) on April 12, a position it maintained for a further three consecutive weeks.[6][7] It ranked at number 15 on the best performing R&B songs chart of 2008.[8]

Lil Wayne's song "Lollipop", featuring Static Major, from his sixth studio album Tha Carter III (2008) ascended to number one on May 10, and remained at the peak for a further five consecutive weeks.[9][10] It ranked at number six on the best performing R&B songs chart of 2008.[3] Cole ascended to number one for a second time with her song "Heaven Sent", also from Just Like You.[11] It peaked atop the chart on June 21, and spent nine consecutive weeks at number one in total.[11][12] It ranked at number four on the best performing R&B songs chart of 2008.[3] Lil Wayne also returned to the number one position with his song "A Milli", also from Tha Carter III', on August 23 for one week.[13] It ranked at number 14 on the best performing R&B songs chart of 2008.[8] The following week, Rihanna claimed the number one position for one week with her song "Take a Bow", from the re-release of her 2007 third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad, similarly titled Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (2008).[14] It ranked at number 28 on the best performing R&B songs chart of 2008.[15]

Jazmine Sullivan succeeded Rihanna with her song "Need U Bad", from her debut studio album Fearless (2008), for four consecutive weeks.[16][17] It ranked at number seven on the best performing R&B songs chart of 2008.[3] On October 4, T.I.'s song "Whatever You Like" (Paper Trail, 2008) rose to the number one position, where it remained for three consecutive weeks.[18][19] It ranked at number 17 on the best performing R&B songs chart of 2008.[8] Jennifer Hudson spent two consecutive weeks at number one with her song "Spotlight" (Jennifer Hudson, 2008).[20][21] It ranked at number nine on the best performing R&B songs chart of 2008.[3] Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent", from his fifth studio album Year of the Gentleman (2008), topped the chart for three consecutive weeks.[22][23][24] The last artist to achieve a number one on the chart in 2008 was Beyoncé with her song "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (I Am... Sasha Fierce, 2008), which ascended to number one on November 29, a position it held for the remainder of the year.[25][26] It ranked at number 75 on the best performing R&B songs chart of 2008.[27]

List[edit]

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Alicia Keys' song "Like You'll Never See Me Again" was the most popular R&B song on US radio in 2008, and ranked at the number one position on the list of the top 50 most played songs.
Key
Best charting R&B single of 2008 Indicates best charting R&B single of 2008
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 5 "Like You'll Never See Me Again"[3] dagger Alicia Keys [1]
January 12 [28]
January 19 [29]
January 26 [30]
February 2 [31]
February 9 [32]
February 16 [2]
February 23 "I Remember" Keyshia Cole [4]
March 1 [33]
March 8 [34]
March 15 [35]
March 22 [36]
March 29 [37]
April 5 [5]
April 12 "Love in This Club" Usher featuring Young Jeezy [6]
April 19 [7]
April 26 [38]
May 3 [39]
May 10 "Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static Major [9]
May 17 [40]
May 24 [41]
May 31 [42]
June 7 [43]
June 14 [10]
June 21 "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole [11]
June 28 [44]
July 5 [45]
July 12 [46]
July 19 [47]
July 26 [48]
August 2 [49]
August 9 [50]
August 16 [12]
August 23 "A Milli" Lil Wayne [13]
August 30 "Take a Bow" Rihanna [14]
September 6 "Need U Bad" Jazmine Sullivan [16]
September 13 [51]
September 20 [52]
September 27 [17]
October 4 "Whatever You Like" T.I. [18]
October 11 [53]
October 18 [19]
October 25 "Spotlight" Jennifer Hudson [20]
November 1 [21]
November 8 "Miss Independent" Ne-Yo [22]
November 15 [23]
November 22 [24]
November 29 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé [25]
December 6 [54]
December 13 [55]
December 20 [56]
December 27 [26]

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References[edit]

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