Billboard R&B Chart

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Billboard R&B Singles Chart




Definition


Below are listed all Prince singles that have hit the Billboard R&B Singles Chart from 1978 to this day. The chart also lists the singles that have made the Billboard Hot R&B Singles Airplay (signalled with A overlooking the peak position figure). Top 10 hits are highlighted in light purple. Release dates are those valid for the USA.

Visit Billboard Hot 100 Chart for an history of Prince's singles hits in the US pop charts and and Billboard Top R&B Albums for the albums' hits in the black charts.
The Billboard charts are published on wednesday and feature the airplay + sales figures collected for the week ending the preceeding saturday.

Chart Records


Single Release Debut Peak Weeks Reference RIAA Certification
Softandwet single.jpg Soft And Wet 7 Jun. 1978 29 Jul. 1978 12 20 Warner 8619
Justaslongasweretogether single.jpg Just As Long As We're Together 21 Nov. 1978 23 Dec. 1978+ 91 7 Warner 8713
Iwannabeyourlover singleusa.png I Wanna Be Your Lover 24 Aug. 1979 22 Sep. 1979 1 (2) 23 Warner 49050 Gold
Whyyouwannatreatmesobad single.jpg Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? 23 Jan. 1980 9 Feb. 1980 13 15 Warner 49178
Stillwaiting single.jpg Still Waiting 25 Mar. 1980 26 Apr. 1980 65 8 Warner 49226
Uptown single.jpg Uptown 10 Sep. 1980 4 Oct. 1980 5 18 Warner 49959
Dirtymind single.jpg Dirty Mind 26 Nov. 1980 17 Jan. 1981 65 6 Warner 49638
Controversy singleusa.png Controversy 2 Sep. 1981 26 Sep. 1981 3 (4) 20 Warner 49808
Letswork singleusa.png Let's Work 6 jan. 1982 23 Jan. 1982 9 16 Warner 50002
1999 single.jpg 1999 24 Sep. 1982 16 Oct. 1982 4 19 Warner 29896
Littleredcorvette single.jpg Little Red Corvette 9 Feb. 1983 12 Mar. 1983 15 17 Warner 29746
Delirious single.jpg Delirious 17 Aug. 1983 24 Sep. 1983 18 15 Warner 29503
Letspretendweremarried single.jpg Let's Pretend We're Married 23 Nov. 1983 7 Jan. 1984 55 8 Warner 29548
Whendovescry single.jpg When Doves Cry 16 May, 1984 9 Jun. 1984 1 (8) 20 Warner 29286 Platinum
Letsgocrazy single.jpg Let's Go Crazy 18 Jul. 1984 11 Aug. 1984 1 (1) 17 Warner 29216 Gold
Purplerain single.jpg Purple Rain 26 Sep. 1984 13 oct. 1984 4 14 Warner 29174 Gold
Iwoulddie4u single.jpg I Would Die 4 U 28 Nov. 1984 22 Dec. 1984+ 11 11 Warner 29121
Takemewithu single.jpg Take Me With U 25 Jan. 1985 23 Feb. 1985 40 9 Warner 29079
Raspberryberet single.jpg Raspberry Beret 15 May 1985 25 May 1985 3 (1) 14 Paisley Park 28972
Poplife single.jpg Pop Life 10 Jul. 1985 3 Aug. 1985 8 13 Paisley Park 28998
America single.jpg America 2 Oct. 1985 2 Nov. 1985 35 8 Paisley Park 28999
Kiss single.jpg Kiss 5 Feb. 1986 1 Mar. 1986 1 (4) 17 Paisley Park 28751 Gold
Mountains single.jpg Mountains 7 May 1986 31 May 1986 15 12 Paisley Park 28711
Anotherloverholenyohead single.jpg Anotherloverholenyohead 2 Jul. 1986 19 Jul. 1986 18 12 Paisley Park 28620
Signothetimes single.jpg Sign O' The Times 18 Feb. 1987 7 Mar. 1987 1 (3) 14 Paisley Park 28399
Ifiwasyourgirlfriend single.jpg If I Was Your Girlfriend 6 May 1987 30 May 1987 12 12 Paisley Park 28334
Ugotthelook single.jpg U Got The Look 14 Jul. 1987 1 Aug. 1987 11 14 Paisley Park 28289
Hotthing singleA.jpg Hot Thing 3 Nov. 1987 12 Dec. 1987+ 14 14 Paisley Park 28288
Alphabetst single.jpg Alphabet St. 23 Apr. 1988
Unconfirmed
30 Apr. 1988 3 (1) 14 Paisley Park 27900
Glamslam single.jpg Glam Slam 11 Jul. 1988
Unconfirmed
23 Jul. 1988 44 8 Paisley Park 27806
Iwishuheaven single.jpg I Wish U Heaven 20 Sep. 1988 15 Oct. 1988 18 12 Paisley Park 27747
Batdance single.jpg Batdance 6 Jun. 1989 17 Jun. 1989 1 (1) 15 Warner 22924 Platinum
Partyman single.jpg Partyman 25 Aug. 1989 2 Sep. 1989 5 13 Warner 22814 Gold
Scandalous single.jpg Scandalous! 28 Nov. 1989 2 Dec. 1989+ 5 15 Warner 22824
Thievesinthetemple single.jpg Thieves In The Temple 17 Jul. 1990 4 Aug. 1990 1 (1) 14 Paisley Park 19751 Gold
Newpowergeneration single.jpg New Power Generation 23 Oct. 1990 3 Nov. 1990 27 11 Paisley Park 19525
Gettoff single.jpg Gett Off 29 Jul. 1991 27 Jul. 1991 6 17 Paisley Park 19225 Gold
Insatiable single.jpg Insatiable 4 Nov. 1991 16 Nov. 1991+ 3 (1) 17 Paisley Park 19090
Diamondsandpearls single.jpg Diamonds And Pearls 25 Nov 1991 18 Jan. 1992 1 (1) 16 Paisley Park 19083
Moneydontmatter2night single.jpg Money Don't Matter 2 Night 3 Mar. 1992 11 Apr. 1992 14 13 Paisley Park 19020
SexyMF single.jpg Sexy M.F. 30 Jun. 1992 25 Jul. 1992 76 7 Paisley Park 18817
Mynameisprince single.jpg My Name Is Prince 29 Sep. 1992 10 Oct. 1992 25 10 Paisley Park 18707
Damnu single.jpg Damn U 17 Nov. 1992 12 Dec. 1992+ 32 18 Paisley Park 18700
7 single.jpg 7 17 Nov. 1992 26 Dec. 1992+ 61 16 Paisley Park 18824 Gold
Themorningpapers single.jpg The Morning Papers 3 Apr. 1993
Unconfirmed
17 Apr. 1993 68 7 Paisley Park 18583
Pinkcashmere single.jpg Pink Cashmere 31 Aug. 1993 18 Sep. 1993 14 15 Paisley Park 18371
Nothingcompares2u single.jpg Nothing Compares 2 U 18 Nov. 1993
Unconfirmed
18 Dec. 1993+ 62 9 Paisley Park 18372
Themostbeautiful single.jpg The Most Beautiful Girl In The World 9 Feb. 1994 5 mar. 1994 2 (1) 23 NPG 72514 Gold
Lovesign singleusa.png Love Sign No release date 2 Jul. 1994 32 A 10 Album Cut
Princevaultsinglecover.png Shhh No Release Date 6 Aug. 1994 62 A 7 Album Cut
Letitgo single.jpg Letitgo 9 Aug. 1994 20 Aug 1994 10 15 Warner 18074
Space single.jpg Space 1 Nov. 1994 19 Nov 1994 71 6 Warner 18012
Purplemedley single.jpg Purple Medley 14 Mar. 1995 1 Apr. 1995 74 3 Warner 17903
Eyehateu single.jpg BigPurpleEye.png Hate U 12 Sep. 1995 23 Sep. 1995 3 (1) 20 NPG/Warner 17811
Gold single.jpg Gold 30 Nov. 1995
Unconfirmed
13 Jan. 1996 82 5 NPG/Warner 17715
Betchabygollywow singleusa.jpg Betcha By Golly, Wow! No release date 30 Nov. 1996 10 A 14 Album Cut
Somebodyssomebody single.jpg Somebody's Somebody No release date 25 Jan. 1997 15 A 17 Album Cut
1999-98 singleusa.jpg 1999 ('98 reissue) No release date 16 Jan. 1999 44 R 1 Warner 21881
Thegreatestromance single.jpg The Greatest Romance Ever Sold 5 Oct. 1999 23 Oct. 1999 23 20 NPG 13749
Umakemysunshine single.jpg U Make My Sun Shine 10 Apr. 2001 28 Apr. 2001 26 S 11 NPG 07135
Princevaultsinglecover.png Musicology No release date 10 Apr. 2004 44 17 Album Cut
Callmyname single.jpg Call My Name No release date 29 May. 2004 27 29 Album Cut
Teamocorazon single.jpg Te Amo Corazón 13 Dec. 2005 (NPGMC) 7 Jan. 2006 67 13 NPG 006139
Blacksweat single.jpg Black Sweat 21 Feb. 2006 (NPGMC) 11 Mar. 2006 82 7 NPG 006371
Princevaultsinglecover.png Satisfied No relase date 12 Aug. 2006 70 11 Album cut
Princevaultsinglecover.png Future Baby Mama No relase date 28 Jul. 2007 39 20 Album cut
Princevaultsinglecover.png Better With Time No relase date 12 Sep. 2009 78 6 Album cut

+   indicates single peaked in the year after it first charted.
A   indicates single charted in the Billboard R&B Airplay chart only.
R   indicates re-entry of a single that had already charted.


References




Billboard Hot 100 Chart  ★  Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart  ★  Billboard Hot Dance Disco Chart  ★  Billboard R&B Singles Chart
Billboard Hot 100 Chart (Associated)  ★  Billboard Hot Dance Disco (Associated)  ★  Billboard R&B Singles Chart (Associated)
Chart History