Beyonce Scores Sixth No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart
Here is a look at the female artists with the most No. 1s in the Nielsen BDS-based R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart's nearly 22-year history:
8, Alicia Keys
4, Erykah Badu
4, Mariah Carey
Aside from moving Beyoncé up the all-time list, "Drunk in Love" also becomes the fastest-rising chart leader in nearly five years. The last song to hit No. 1 in six weeks or fewer was Jamie Foxx's "Blame It," featuring T-Pain, which took six weeks to reach the summit and went on to spend 14 weeks on top in 2009. Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" (nine No. 1 weeks, 2006) and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (12 No. 1 weeks, 2008) both also shot up the survey, reaching the summit in five and six weeks, respectively.
As if her return to chart dominance weren't evident enough, Beyoncé rules Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her self-titled release for a sixth consecutive week (61,000 copies, down 22%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), marking the longest No. 1 run in her 10-year solo chart career. Her debut apart from Destiny's Child, "Dangerously in Love," led for one week in 2003; "B'Day" and "I Am… Sasha Fierce" each ruled for two weeks in 2006 and 2008, respectively; and "4" managed five weeks at No. 1 in 2011.