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When did the R&B charts start?

When did the R&B charts start?

1940-1960 – Billboard Recognizes Black Music For The First Time. Billboard’s first acknowledgment of Black music came in October 1942, where they launched a chart called the Harlem Hit Parade that ranked the most popular songs to come out of Harlem.

Who has the most R&B #1 hits?

Drake
Most number-one singles

Number of singles Artist
22 Drake
20 Aretha Franklin
Stevie Wonder
17 James Brown

Who had a hit UK album with Born To Do It?

Craig David’s
Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit Craig David’s debut, a UK garage hit parade which became a poisoned chalice for its creator. It took 15 years to clear his name.

What was the number 1 R&B song in 1972?

Top 100 R&B Songs in 1972

Rank Song Title
1 Let’s Stay Together Al Green ► Let’s Stay Together
2 Me and Mrs. Jones Billy Paul ► Me and Mrs. Jones
3 I’ll Take You There The Staple Singers ► I’ll Take You There
4 Superstition Stevie Wonder ► Superstition

Who got the most hits in hip hop?

Artists with the most number-one singles

Number Artist
23 Drake
11 Lil Wayne
10 Puff Daddy
Kanye West

What is the top R&B song right now?

The 20 best R&B songs right now

  • Lion Babe, “Hot in Herre”
  • H.E.R., “Sometimes”
  • Khalid, “Eleven”
  • Kiana Ledé, “Mad at Me” KianaLedeVEVO.
  • Thundercat f. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington, “Black Qualls”
  • Bryson Tiller f. Lil Yachty, “For Nothing”
  • 070 Shake, “Microdosing” 070ShakeVEVO.
  • Justin Bieber, “Yummy” JustinBieberVEVO.

What is Craig David’s real name?

Craig Ashley David
Craig David/Full name

What was the number one R&B song in 1981?

Top 100 R&B Songs in 1981

Rank Song Title
1 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie ► Endless Love
2 Physical Olivia Newton-John ► Physical
3 Let’s Groove Earth, Wind & Fire ► Let’s Groove
4 Being with You Smokey Robinson ► Being with You