News | BMG | Los Angeles, 09/11/2020

BMG Artists Score Top Three Songs On R&B Charts

BMG recording artists Charlie Wilson, Tamar Braxton and Ledisi score the top three songs on the R&B charts in the US. The trio is led by Charlie Wilson with “One I Got” at Number One, followed by Tamar Braxton with “Crazy Kind of Love” and Ledisi with “Anything For You”.

BMG recording artists Tamar Braxton and Ledisi and their BMG colleague Charlie Wilson have landed a special combined success with their new songs: in the current “Mediabase R&B” and “Billboard Adult R&B Songs” charts they occupy the top three places. The charts track and measure the airplay of songs played on US urban adult contemporary radio stations.

Most Number Ones

The trio is led by old master Charlie Wilson, who became famous in the 1970s and 1980s as the frontman of the funk and soul group Gap Band and was represented among the Top 20 and even Top 10 on US charts over the past several years with his albums. His latest song, “One I Got”, moved into the top slot in only 10 weeks and is Wilson’s fastest rising chart-topper. In addition, Wilson has set a new official record for the most Number Ones by a male artist on the “Billboard Adult R&B Songs” chart 27-year history – with eight number ones. At the same time, he also moves into third place all-time on the chart of male artists with the longest-running number ones. In May, Wilson’s collaborative single with BMG songwriter Bruno Mars, “Forever Valentine”, topped the “Billboard Adult R&B” chart.

Tamar Braxton’s song “Crazy Kind of Love”, also featured in the theatrical film “True To The Game 2: Gena’s Story”, holds its peak position at number two after 24 weeks on the charts. An interpolation of “Saving All My Love”, Whitney Houston’s Grammy award-winning song, “Crazy Kind of Love” was produced for Braxton by Hitmaka, Paul Cabbin and Tariq Beats. Ledisi’s song “Anything For You” jumps to number three this week, reaching a new peak after 21 weeks on the charts. One reason for this peak may be the recent release of Ledisi’s new and acclaimed album “The Wild Card” via BMG, which naturally also includes “Anything For You”.