Mary J. Blige Ties Toni Braxton’s Longstanding Billboard Record With New R&B #1 Hit ‘Still Believe in Love’

Published: Saturday 30th Dec 2023 by Rashad

Not even a month after finding out her latest single, ‘Still Believe in Love,’ cracked the top 10 of Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart did Mary J. Blige see the DJ Cassidy-produced cut rocket to #1.

The ascent comes attached to some noteworthy stats.

As previously reported, ‘Still’ – Blige’s Vado-assisted hit that boasts a prominent sample of Mtume‘s 1984 classic ‘C.O.D. (I’ll Deliver)’ – extended the Hip Hop Soul Queen’s record as the artist with the most top 10s on the Adult R&B Airplay listing when it became her 26th song to enter the chart region.

For context, the hitlist ranks the airplay of songs played on urban adult contemporary radio stations.

With its recent elevation, ‘Still’ becomes the 8th Adult R&B chart-topper of Blige’s career – breaking a tie with H.E.R. on the all-time list among females.

In fact, the only other two women to have more #1s on this chart are Alicia Keys (14) and Toni Braxton (11).

Uniquely, Braxton was the first artist to have a chart-topping hit across four different decades (90s, 00s, 10s, 20s) on the Adult R&B Airplay chart – a feat Blige later matched.

Thanks to ‘Still,’ this week saw Mary also match Toni’s record for secondmost total weeks at #1 on this ranking (51). Among women, Alicia is the leader with a whopping 94 career weeks atop the tally.

Click here to see who else had a great week at Billboard courtesy of our weekly recap TGJ Chart Check.

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  1. Taylor Dayne December 30, 2023

    One flop breaking another flops flop record wowwwwww!!!

    • YAHSHUA IS COMING December 30, 2023

      Flop? Let’s see. Toni: first 2 albums diamond. Second album nearing 20 million. Has grammys and has topped the billboard for singles. (And this ain’t all)

      Another flop? Let’s see. Mary: first 3 albums multi platinum, 100 million records sold.

      I could go into detail about both but neither are flops. You 12-17 year olds are ignant as hell these days. Yall dont appreciate shxt. Yall will be old as dust one day too

    • Toossiii December 30, 2023

      Yall are unbelievably delusional on this site. In what universe is These legendary R&B queens flops????? Exactly no damn where. Get a life.

      • Taylorism December 30, 2023

        Come on Lakisyah……a flop is a flop.

  2. Lisa December 30, 2023

    Toni and MJB are those girls!

  3. Monica December 30, 2023

    Toni Braxton is better

  4. The Color Turd December 30, 2023

    Queen of Bankrupt.

    • Turdinator Repellent December 30, 2023

      And you are the queen of turds you broke b****

      • Proud Jew December 30, 2023

        Tanks for sniffing

  5. Jehovah Weaknesses December 30, 2023

    Queens of Has Been

  6. Kim Thrashdashian December 30, 2023

    The devil is a lie, and so these two. Honestly, I don’t care for either of them.

  7. Cardick B December 30, 2023

    They need to go back to making ghetto heartbreak songs, cause this ain’t it.

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