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Chris Brown’s “No Guidance,” featuring Drake, ties the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart with a 23rd week in charge.

“Guidance” retains the top spot despite a steep 11% drop to 27.9 million in audience impressions in the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

With 23 terms at No. 1, Brown and Drake match the run of Miguel’s “Adorn” from 2012-13. Here’s an updated look at the leaderboard for the songs with the longest reigns on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, dating to the chart’s debut in April 1992.

Weeks at No. 1, Song Title, Artist, Year(s) at No. 1
23, “Adorn,” Miguel, 2012-13
23, “No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake, 2019
16, “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai, 2018
15, “Be Without You,” Mary J. Blige, 2006
15, “Hotline Bling,” Drake, 2015-16
14, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, 2005
14, “Blame It,” Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain, 2009
14, “Pretty Wings,” Maxwell, 2009
14, “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” Drake featuring Majid Jordan, 2013-14

Notably, both “Adorn” and “No Guidance” were released through the RCA label, giving the company claim to both record-holding titles.

Chris Brown performs at 2019 Tycoon Music Festival at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on June 8, 2019 in Atlanta.

Can “Guidance” maintain its standing and push “Adorn” off the podium? The collaboration is in a close race with two challengers, which are both gaining momentum. The week’s runner-up title on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Mustard’s “Ballin,” featuring Roddy Ricch, rises from No. 3 with help from a 4% rise in the audience to 27.3 million in the tracking week, a difference of roughly 600,000 impressions from “Guidance.” Ricch’s involvement is key, as nearly all the rapper’s current material has shown improvements since his song “The Box” ignited on streaming platforms and darted to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it resides for a second week.

DaBaby, too, poses a threat to “Guidance” as the North Carolina native’s “BOP” ascends 4-3 through an 11% gain to 26.2 million in the tracking week.

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