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Chart Toppers: This Week in 1997 Dru Hill’s “In My Bed”….

This week in 1997, Dru Hill’s platinum selling single, “In My Bed,” reached number five on the Billboard R&B chart.  The song spent an astounding sixty three weeks on the R&B chart, where it eventually peaked at number one.  The…

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Chart Toppers: This Week in 1997 Erykah Badu’s “On & On”….

This week in 1997, Erykah Badu’s first single, “On & On,” debuted at number seven on the Billboard R&B chart.  The song went on to peak at number one on the R&B chart, where it spent two consecutive weeks.  …

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Chart Toppers: This Week in 1997 New Edition’s “You Don’t Have To Worry”….

“You Don’t Have to Worry” was released as the B side to “I’m Still in Love with You,” which served as the second single from New Edition’s Home Again album.  “You Don’t Have to Worry” peaked at number seven on…

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Chart Toppers: This Week in 1997 Mint Condition’s “What Kind of Man Would I Be”….

This week in 1997, Mint Condition’s hit single, “What Kind of Man Would I Be,” held the number six spot on the Billboard R&B chart.  This fan favorite quickly worked its way up the R&B chart, peaking at number two. …

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Chart Toppers: This Week in 1997 Whitney Houston’s “I Believe in You and Me”….

Just as she had done with Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston revitalized The Four Tops’ 1983 song, “I Believe in You and Me,” and transformed it into a hit.  “I Believe in You and Me” was…

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Chart Toppers: This Week in 1996 En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go (Love)”….

This week in 1996, En Vogue’s Grammy nominated single, “Don’t Let Go (Love)” held the number four slot on The Billboard R&B chart.  “Don’t Let Go (Love)” was originally featured on the Set It Off motion picture soundtrack.  The song…

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Chart Toppers: This Week in 1996 R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”….

This week in 1996, R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart.   The inspirational song was originally featured on the Space Jam Motion Picture Soundtrack.  Earning three Grammy Awards, it’s fair to…

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Chart Toppers: This Week in 1996 Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” featuring Dr. Dre and Queen Pen….

This week in 1996, “No Diggity” held the number four position on the Billboard R&B chart.  Producers Teddy Riley and William “Skylz” Stewart used a sample of Bill Wither’s 1971 R&B classic, “Grandma’s Hands,” as the foundation for this Blackstreet…

Chart Toppers: This Week in 1996 Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart” Peaked on the R&B Charts

During this week in 1996, Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart” reached number three on the Billboard R&B chart.  “Un-Break My Heart” was produced by David “Hitman” Foster and became a hit on both the Billboard R&B and Pop charts.  Peaking…

Chart Toppers: On This Day in 1996 Keith Sweat’s “Nobody” featuring Athena Cage Topped the R&B Charts

On November 30, 1996, Keith Sweat’s “Nobody” reached number one on the Billboard R&B singles chart. “Nobody” was released as the second single from Keith Sweat’s eponymous fifth studio album. Serving as the follow up to the album’s number one…