Chart Check: Ne-Yo Nabs First Hot 100 Hit in Nearly 6 Years

Published: Tuesday 6th Oct 2020 by Rashad

‘Slow and steady wins the race’ is an age old adage Ne-Yo‘s latest hit, ‘U 2 Luv,’ has earnestly demonstrated.

Released in May 2020, the song’s Jeremih-assisted music video didn’t arrive until August.

Now, two months after first making moderate noise on R&B radio, the Retro Future-produced cut – which famously samples classic 80’s jams ‘Juicy Fruit’ (Mtume) and ‘Computer Love’ (Zapp & Rogers) – has appeared on the Hot 100 for the first time.

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Thanks to attention drawn from the social media sensations #BecauseofYouChallenge as well as a remix challenge to ‘U 2 Luv,’ the latter tune experienced a boost in streams and digital downloads.  Alongside current love it’s received from radio, the combined uptick in commercial performance gave ‘U 2 Luv’ just what it needed to officially debut at #88 on the refreshed Hot 100.

The placement comes as Ne-Yo’s first appearance on the chart since ‘Time of Our Lives’ –  his 2014 duet with rapper Pitbull – entered the chart in December of that year (eventually peaking at #9 in March 2015).

As we extend our congratulations to the GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter, look below to see who joins him in the top 25 on this week’s TGJ Chart Check.

Hot 100 This Week

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  1. Clarks0o0ñ October 6, 2020

    Damn, even ne-yo can chart a song on the billboard hot 100, an artiste who has been in the industry for 15 years and has passed his prime, so what is normani’s excuse? I’m waiting…

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(da Nasty one👵🏿) October 6, 2020

      No gives a flying f**** about ur Normani obsession you certified mental case. Normani this…🖕🏻🖕🏻💁🏼‍♀️💋

      • Clarks0o0ñ October 6, 2020

        As usual u didnt answer the question.
        U deflected as usual.

        Typical flopmani stans.
        Ur faves is only popular on stan Twitter.
        Nobody knows the flop outside stan Twitter
        She flopped so hard and now the label has shelved her album

        We love to see it

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(da Nasty one👵🏿) October 6, 2020

        Trashy ashy saggy bish👵🏿👵🏿👵🏿 This is my account & u need to stop using my account. U f-u-c-k-i/n-g C-U-n-t💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ I hope u burn in hell and bitten by rotten rats

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(da Nasty one👵🏿) October 6, 2020

        I told yo ass already that this is my account and I ain’t going nowhere. Cry about it 🖕🏻🖕🏻💋💁🏼‍♀️

  2. #WAP October 6, 2020

    But where is “move ya hips”?!

    • FAF October 6, 2020

      Above cardis sophomore album

      While she’s online buying fake Birkins with onlyfans money

  3. ERIC October 6, 2020

    Great song. It would be top 10 if good r&b was supported and celebrated today like it used to be.

  4. Ll October 7, 2020

    The print is to small to read

  5. Jay October 7, 2020

    When you post the billboard chart could you please enlarge the actual text. Many ppl are browsing from mobile devices and cannot see the print.

  6. Charlene Newman October 9, 2020

    I love that song best in world

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