Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.'s 'Best Part' Hits No. 1 On Adult R&B Songs Chart


Caesar turns into the primary male artist to assert two No. 1s out of the gate.

Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. every declare a second chief on the Adult R&B Songs chart as “Best Part” (credited to Caesar that includes H.E.R.) darts Four-1 on the record dated Oct. 20, due to a 13 p.c surge in performs within the week ending Oct. 14, in response to Nielsen Music.

The tune provides Caesar his second No. 1 on the chart, following “Get You,” that includes Kali Uchis, which led for one week in February. With “You” and “Part,” he turns into the primary male artist to ship his first two chart entries straight to the highest.

H.E.R., too, joins that membership this week: Before “Part,” her lone different Adult R&B Songs entry, “Focus,” reached the top two weeks in the past. She is the fifth feminine soloist to attain the feat, following Anita Baker, Toni Braxton, Heather Headley and Alicia Keys.

In whole, seven acts have now despatched their first two Adult R&B Songs entries to No. 1 because the chart’s inception on Sept. 18, 1993. Here’s a rundown in chronological order, from first achieved to most up-to-date.

Toni Braxton, 1993: “Another Sad Love Song” (4 weeks at No. 1) and “Breathe Again” (two)

Anita Baker, 1994-95: “Body & Soul” (5) and “I Apologize” (six)

Brownstone, 1995: “If You Love Me” (one) and “Grapevyne” (one)

Alicia Keys, 2001-02: “Fallin’” (5) and “A Woman’s Worth” (three)

Heather Headley, 2003: “He Is” (two) and “I Wish I Wasn’t” (9)

Daniel Caesar, 2018: “Get You,” that includes Kali Uchis (one) and “Best Part,” that includes H.E.R. (one up to now)

H.E.R., 2018: “Focus” (one) and “Best Part” (Daniel Caesar that includes H.E.R.; one up to now)

Plus, H.E.R. provides one other achievement to her ledger with the brand new chart champion. As the singer’s “Focus” reigned solely two weeks in the past, she claims the quickest chain of No. 1s since Maxwell went one step additional and changed himself atop the chart when “Bad Habits” succeeded “Pretty Wings” in October 2009.

Among girls, H.E.R. makes the quickest return to No. 1 with a brand new tune in additional than a decade. The final swifter occasion occurred in January 2008, when Alicia Keys changed herself on the summit as “No One” ceded its standing to “Like You’ll Never See Me Again.”