Lizzo Makes Historic Move at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart


Lizzo etches her name in history on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as her “Good As Hell” rises to No. 1 on the chart dated Nov. 23, replacing another of her songs, “Truth Hurts,” after its nonconsecutive 11-week run at the top.

The switch makes her the first woman to replace herself at No. 1 with her first pair of chart hits. (Meanwhile, Lizzo is the most-nominated artist of the 2020 Grammy Awards, with eight nominations!)

“Good” ascends from the runner-up rank as it gains in radio airplay. The single moves 5-3 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart with a 12% gain to 85.3 million in audience in the week ending Nov. 17, according to Nielsen Music.

That rise helps offset an identical 12% dip in streams, which fall to 13.9 million U.S. clicks in the week ending Nov. 14. The decline prompts a 14-16 fall on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart.

“Good” does retain the crown on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart for a third straight week, despite an 8% slide to 13,000 downloads sold in the week ending Nov. 14.

As “Good” eclipses “Truth Hurts” on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Lizzo becomes the 15th artist to oust themselves from the top spot since the chart began in 1958. Earlier this year, Post Malone pulled off a self-swap as “Wow.” overthrew “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse),” a collaboration with Swae Lee.

Among women artists, Lizzo is only the third act to knock herself from No. 1, and first in more than a decade. Alicia Keys last scored the one-two for the ladies, with “No One” giving way to “Like You’ll Never See Me Again” in 2008.

Here’s a full rundown of artists who have accomplished the switch.

Dinah Washington, July 25, 1960:
“A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love),” with Brook Benton replaced by “This Bitter Earth”

Freddie Jackson, Nov. 15, 1986:
“A Little Bit More,” with Melba Moore replaced by “Tasty Love”

Nelly, Aug. 24, 2002:
“Hot in Herre” replaced by “Dilemma,” featuring Kelly Rowland

JAY-Z, Aug. 16, 2003:
“Crazy in Love” (Beyonce featuring JAY-Z) replaced by “Frontin’” (Pharrell featuring JAY-Z)

50 Cent, April 16, 2005:
“Candy Shop,” featuring Oli replaced by “Hate It or Love It” (The Game featuring 50 Cent)

Alicia Keys, Jan. 5, 2008:
“No One” replaced by “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”

Drake, Feb. 26, 2011:
“Fall for Your Type” (Jamie Foxx featuring Drake) replaced by “Moment 4 Life” (Nicki Minaj featuring Drake)

Lil Wayne, July 26, 2011:
“Motivation” (Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne) replaced by “I’m on One” (DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)

Drake, Feb. 25, 2012:
“Make Me Proud,” featuring Nicki Minaj replaced by “The Motto,” featuring Lil Wayne

2 Chainz, Aug. 18, 2012:
“Mercy,” with Kanye West, Big Sean & Pusha T replaced by “No Lie,” featuring Drake

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, May 4, 2013:
“Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz replaced by “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton

The Weeknd, Oct. 3, 2015:
“Can’t Feel My Face” replaced by “The Hills”

Drake, Feb. 20, 2016:
“Work” (Rihanna featuring Drake) replaced by “Summer Sixteen”

DJ Khaled, July 29, 2017:
“I’m The One,” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne replaced by “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

Drake, April 21, 2018:
“God’s Plan” replaced by “Nice for What”

Drake, July 21, 2018:
“Nice for What” replaced by “In My Feelings”

Travis Scott, Nov. 3, 2018:
“Zeze” (Kodak Black featuring Travis Scott & Offset) replaced by “Sicko Mode”

Post Malone, April 6, 2019:
“Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider Verse),” with Swae Lee replaced by “Wow.”

Lizzo, Nov. 23, 2019:
“Truth Hurts” replaced by “Good As Hell”