The single extends ladies’s reign on the prime to 27 straight weeks.
Queen Naija earns her first Billboard No. 1 track on any radio chart as “Medicine” tops the Adult R&B Songs airplay rating dated Dec. eight. The observe climbs Three-1 via a 6 p.c acquire in performs within the week ending Dec. 2, in response to Nielsen Music.
The single is from the 23-year-old artist’s self-titled EP, which was launched in July and debuted at No. 2 on the Top R&B Albums chart.
“I'm very grateful for all God is doing in my life,” Queen Naija tells Billboard in an announcement about her new chart champ. “I'm so humbled by the success of ‘Medicine’ and the whole lot that’s occurred up thus far has exceeded my expectations.”
While the track is now tops within the grownup sphere, “Medicine” was already embraced by mainstream audiences. The track reached No. Three on Hot R&B Songs in August and peaked at No. 7 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart the next month.
On Adult R&B Songs, “Medicine” additionally offers ladies -- in both lead or featured roles -- management of the highest spot for a 27th straight week, a feat unseen on the chart since 2005-06 when Vin Green’s two-week chief “Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired)”, Alicia Keys’ 11-week champ “Unbreakable” and Mary J. Blige’s 14-week winner “Be Without You” mixed for an an identical 27-week stretch.
The longest unbroken streak for girls within the Adult R&B Songs penthouse stays a staggering 41-week domination in 2000-01 because of seven completely different acts. On the chart dated July 22, 2000, Yolanda Adams started the run with “Open My Heart” and was succeeded, in chronological order, by Whitney Houston and Deborah Cox’s duet “Same Script, Different Cast” (one) Toni Braxton’s “Just Be A Man About It” (two), Avant’s “My First Love,” that includes KeKe Wyatt (11), Tamia’s “Stranger in My House (4) and Jill Scott’s “A Long Walk” (seven). Notably, Cox, Braxton and Scott scored non-consecutive weeks on the prime with their songs.
The stretch ended on the chart dated May 5, 2001, when Musiq Soulchild’s “Love” reached No. 1.