R&B Songs

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Hot R&B Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. It lists the 25 most popular R&B songs, calculated weekly by airplay on rhythmic and urban radio stations, digital download sales and streaming data.[1] It was established on October 11, 2012, as a way to highlight "the differences between pure R&B and rap titles in the overall, wide-ranging R&B/hip-hop field" and serves, along with the Rap Songs chart, as a distillation of the overall Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[1]

Song achievements[edit]

Most weeks at number one[edit]

Weeks Artist(s) Song Year(s) Ref.
48 The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" 2020-21 [2]
20 Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla "One Dance" 2016 [3]
The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk "Starboy" 2016-17 [4]
Bruno Mars "That's What I Like" 2017 [5]
19 Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines" 2013 [6]
18 Khalid "Talk" 2019 [7]
17 Rihanna "Diamonds" 2012-13 [8]
15 Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z "Suit & Tie" 2016 [9]
DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller "Wild Thoughts" 2016 [10]
Khalid "Better" 2016 [11]

Source:[12]

Artist achievements[edit]

Most number-one songs[edit]

Number Artist Song Date
9 The Weeknd "Earned It" April 11, 2015
"Can't Feel My Face" July 18, 2015
"The Hills" October 3, 2015
"Starboy" (featuring Daft Punk) October 15, 2016
"Call Out My Name" April 14, 2018
"Heartless" December 14, 2019
"Blinding Lights" March 7, 2020
"You Right" (with Doja Cat) September 4, 2021
"Sacrifice" January 22, 2022
7 Drake "Hold On, We're Going Home" (featuring Majid Jordan) October 12, 2013
"Tuesday" (ILoveMakonnen featuring Drake) November 29, 2014
"Work" (Rihanna featuring Drake) February 13, 2016
"One Dance" (featuring Wizkid & Kyla) May 7, 2016
"Don't Matter to Me" (with Michael Jackson) July 14, 2018
"No Guidance" (Chris Brown featuring Drake) September 7, 2019
"Race My Mind" September 18, 2021
5 Justin Bieber "No Brainer" (DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo) August 11, 2018
"Yummy" January 18, 2020
"Intentions" (featuring Quavo) February 22, 2020
"Peaches" (featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon) April 3, 2021
"Essence" (Wizkid featuring Justin Bieber & Tems) September 11, 2021
Rihanna "Diamonds" October 20, 2012
"FourFiveSeconds" (with Kanye West & Paul McCartney) February 21, 2015
"Work" (featuring Drake) February 13, 2016
"Needed Me" September 24, 2016
"Wild Thoughts" (DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller) July 15, 2017
4 Bruno Mars "That's What I Like" March 4, 2017
"Finesse" (featuring Cardi B) January 20, 2018
"Leave the Door Open" (with Anderson .Paak as Silk Sonic) March 20, 2021
"Smokin Out the Window" (with Anderson .Paak as Silk Sonic) November 20, 2021
3 Chris Brown "Freaky Friday" (Lil Dicky featuring Chris Brown) April 21, 2018
"No Guidance" (featuring Drake) September 7, 2019
"Go Crazy" (with Young Thug) December 26, 2020
Doja Cat "Say So" May 16, 2020
"You Right" (with The Weeknd) September 4, 2021
"Woman" March 12, 2022
Khalid "Young Dumb & Broke" November 4, 2017
"Better" January 19, 2019
"Talk" May 4, 2019
Beyoncé "Drunk in Love (featuring Jay-Z) January 4, 2014
"7/11" December 20, 2014
"Break My Soul" August 4, 2022

Most number-one debuts[edit]

Number Artist Song Date
3 Drake "Work" (Rihanna featuring Drake) February 13, 2016
"Don't Matter to Me" (with Michael Jackson) July 14, 2018
"Race My Mind" September 18, 2021
Justin Bieber "No Brainer" (DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo) August 11, 2018
"Intentions" (featuring Quavo) February 22, 2020
"Peaches" (featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon) April 3, 2021
The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face" July 18, 2015
"Call Out My Name" April 14, 2018
"Sacrifice" January 22, 2022
2 Quavo "No Brainer" (DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo) August 11, 2018
"Intentions" (Justin Bieber featuring Quavo) February 22, 2020
Rihanna "Diamonds" October 20, 2012
"Work" (featuring Drake) February 13, 2016

Artists with most weeks at number one on the chart[edit]

Weeks Artist Ref.
111 The Weeknd [13]
64 Drake [14]
55 Bruno Mars [15]
54 Rihanna [16]
44 Khalid [17]
31 Justin Bieber [18]
Pharrell Williams [19]
29 Wizkid [20]
27 Ella Mai [21]
23 Anderson .Paak [22]
21 DJ Khaled [23]
20 Daft Punk [24]
Jay-Z [25]
Kyla [26]

Most top ten hits[edit]

Number of
singles
Artist Ref.
44 The Weeknd [27]
39 Drake [28]
33 Chris Brown [29]
20 Summer Walker [30]
19 Beyoncé [31]

Most chart entries[edit]

Entries Artist Source
79 Chris Brown [32]
71 The Weeknd [33]
56 Drake [34]
42 Khalid [35]
41 Summer Walker [36]
39 Bryson Tiller [37]
37 Beyoncé [38]
34 Jhené Aiko [39]
32 H.E.R. [40]
25 Rihanna [41]
Tory Lanez [42]

Album achievements[edit]

Most number-one songs from one album[edit]

Number Artist Album Year
3 The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness 2015
2 Rihanna Anti 2016
Bruno Mars 24K Magic
Justin Bieber Changes 2020
The Weeknd After Hours
Silk Sonic An Evening with Silk Sonic 2021

Most top ten songs from one album[edit]

Number Artist Album Year
9 The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness 2015
8 The Weeknd Starboy 2016
The Weeknd After Hours 2020
Drake Honestly, Nevermind 2022
7 Drake Scorpion 2018
Khalid Free Spirit 2019
Summer Walker Over It
Summer Walker Still Over It 2021
6 The Weeknd Dawn FM 2022
5 Rihanna Anti 2016
Drake More Life 2017
The Weeknd My Dear Melancholy 2019
Bryson Tiller Anniversary 2020

Selected additional R&B Songs chart achievements[edit]

  • Khalid is the first and only artist to occupy the entire top 5 of the R&B Songs chart. He achieved this on the chart dated April 20, 2019 with the songs "Better" and "Talk" staying steady at positions 1 and 2, respectively, while "My Bad" and "Saturday Nights" climbed up to numbers 3 and 4, and "Outta My Head" entered the chart at number 5.[43][44]
  • Khalid and The Weeknd both hold the record for charting the most songs within the top 10 simultaneously – eight songs. Summer Walker holds the female record, with six, on the October 19, 2019 chart. [45]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Bruno Mars - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  6. ^ "Robin Thicke - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "Khalid - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Rihanna - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Justin Timberlake - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "DJ Khaled - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  11. ^ "Khalid - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  12. ^ Anderson, Trevor (August 10, 2020). "The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' Breaks No. 1 Record on Hot R&B Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
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  14. ^ "Drake - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  15. ^ "Bruno Mars - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  16. ^ "Rihanna - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  17. ^ "Khalid - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  18. ^ "Justin Bieber - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  19. ^ "Pharrell Williams - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  20. ^ "Wizkid - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  21. ^ "Ella Mai - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  22. ^ "Anderson .Paak - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  23. ^ "DJ Khaled - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  24. ^ "Daft Punk - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  25. ^ "Jay-Z - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  26. ^ "Kyla - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  27. ^ "The Weeknd - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  28. ^ "Drake - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  29. ^ "Chris Brown - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  30. ^ "Summer Walker - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  31. ^ "Beyoncé - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  32. ^ "Chris Brown - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  33. ^ "The Weeknd - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  34. ^ "Drake - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  35. ^ "Khalid - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  36. ^ "Summer Walker - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  37. ^ "Bryson Tiller - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  38. ^ "Beyoncé - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  39. ^ "Jhené Aiko - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  40. ^ "H.E.R. - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  41. ^ "Rihanna - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  42. ^ "Tory Lanez - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  43. ^ "Khalid Is The First Artist To Simultaneously Have The Top 5 R&B Songs". UPROXX. 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  44. ^ "Khalid Becomes First Artist In History To Secure Top 5 Spots On R&B Songs Chart". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  45. ^ Trevor, Anderson (July 17, 2020). "Summer Walker's 'Life on Earth' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved July 21, 2020.

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