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]

  • 48 weeks
"Blinding Lights" – The Weeknd
  • 20 weeks
"One Dance" – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
"Starboy" – The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk
"That's What I Like" – Bruno Mars
  • 19 weeks
"Blurred Lines" – Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams
  • 17 weeks
"Diamonds" - Rihanna
  • 16 weeks
"Talk" – Khalid
  • 15 weeks
"Suit & Tie" – Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z
"Wild Thoughts" – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller
"Better" – Khalid

Source:[2]

Artist achievements[edit]

Most number-one songs[edit]

  • 7 No. 1s
The Weeknd
  • 6 No. 1s
Drake
  • 5 No. 1s
Rihanna
  • 3 No. 1s
Justin Bieber[3]
Khalid

Bruno Mars[4]

  • 2 No. 1s
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
Jason Derulo
DJ Khaled
Jay-Z
Ella Mai
Pharrell Williams

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

  • 68 – The Weeknd
  • 54 – Rihanna
  • 53 – Drake
  • 33 – Khalid
  • 33 – Bruno Mars
  • 31 – Pharrell Williams
  • 27 – Ella Mai
  • 21 – DJ Khaled
  • 20 – Jay-Z, Wizkid, Kyla, Daft Punk

Most top ten hits[edit]

Number of
singles
Artist Ref.
37 The Weeknd [5]
33 Chris Brown [6]
32 Drake [7]
17 Beyoncé [8]
Khalid [9]
15 Rihanna [10]

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.[11][12]
  • 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. [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pietroluongo, Silvio (October 11, 2012). "Taylor Swift, Rihanna & PSY Buoyed by Billboard Chart Changes". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Roddy Ricch's "The Box" Rules Hot 100 For Sixth Week, Dua Lipa Matches Career Best With "Don't Start Now"". Billboard. 2020-02-18. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  4. ^ "Drake Makes Historic Hot 100 Start at Nos. 1, 2 & 3, Led by 'What's Next'". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  5. ^ "The Weeknd - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "Chris Brown - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "Drake - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Beyoncé - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Khalid - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "Rihanna - Chart History (R&B Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  11. ^ "Khalid Is The First Artist To Simultaneously Have The Top 5 R&B Songs". UPROXX. 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  12. ^ "Khalid Becomes First Artist In History To Secure Top 5 Spots On R&B Songs Chart". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  13. ^ 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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