Janelle Monae's 'I Like That' Hits No. 1 On Adult R&B Songs


Meanwhile, Lil Duval and India.Arie land new high 10s.

Janelle Monae claims her first No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs airplay chart as “I Like That” steps Three-1 on the checklist dated Nov. 17.

The tune tops the rating in its 23rd chart week due to an 11 p.c enhance in performs within the week ending Nov. 11, in response to Nielsen Music.

“Like” is Monae’s third profession entry on Adult R&B Songs. The singer — who might be honored at Billboard''s 2018 Women in Music occasion with the trailblazer award — beforehand charted with “Primetime,” that includes Miguel, which reached No. 29 in 2014 and with 2018’s “Make Me Feel,” a No. 30 hit in April.

Both “Feel” and “Like” characteristic on the singer-songwriter’s third studio album, Dirty Computer, which debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums chart in May.

“Like” additionally crosses a milestone on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart because it reaches 10 million in format viewers for the primary time, a acquire of 5 p.c, within the week ending Nov. 11, regardless of struggling a 24-20 dip on the chart. The observe has peaked at No. 19 and is Monae’s finest exhibiting on the chart, following “Primetime” (No. 22 in 2014) and the Jidenna-assisted “Yoga” (No. 29, 2015).

Lil Duval’s "Smile" Shines: Meanwhile on Adult R&B Songs, Lil Duval’s “Smile (Living My Best Life)” cracks the top-10 barrier with an 11-9 transfer. The observe, which options Snoop Dogg and Ball Greezy, ascends with an 18 p.c surge in performs within the week ending Nov. 11.

While “Smile” is the primary high 10 for each Lil Duval and Ball Greezy, it marks Snoop Dogg’s second time within the tier, after his characteristic on TLC’s “Way Back,” a No. eight hit in August 2017.

“Smile” crosses into the grownup R&B market after its confirmed success with mainstream listeners. The collaboration dominated the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart for 4 weeks in September-October and was a two-week champ on Rap Airplay.

In addition, its mainstream acceptance helped it land a three-week keep at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, which measures viewers from a mixed set of grownup and mainstream stations.

India’s "Magic" Touch: Directly beneath “Smile,” India.Arie earns her seventh high 10, and first since 2009, as “That Magic” lifts 12-10 in its eighth chart week. The track rallied with a 15 p.c bounce in performs within the week ending Nov. 11.

“Magic” ends an eight-year break between high 10s for the singer-songwriter. She final appeared within the area with 2009’s “Chocolate High,” that includes Musiq Soulchild, which peaked at No. Three that April. In addition, she’s collected high 10s with debut hit “Video” (No. 6 in 2001), “Brown Skin” (No. 9, 2001), “Little Things” (No. Three, 2002), “Purify Me” (No. 5, 2005) and “There’s Hope” (No. 5, 2006).

“Magic” is anticipated on India.Arie’s forthcoming studio album, Worthy, due in 2019.