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Mary J Blige's "Be Without You" the most successful R&B song of ALL time

June 27, 2010


PROOF (Part 1)------>"Be Without You" holds the record for the longest-run at No. 1 since the R&B chart returned to Billboard in 1965 after a short hiatus."" hiatus.""

A reader ask Fred ----> "After all, not only does she set the overall longevity record on that chart with "Be Without You" -- as already documented, its 15-week run at No. 1 is also the longest in the history of that chart. that "Be Without You" is now the biggest R&B hit in the history of Billboard"

Here is a look at the six songs to reign the longest in the history of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Notably, two - Foxx's and Beyonce's - have ruled consecutively as the chart's most recent leaders:


15 weeks at No. 1, "Be Without You," Mary J. Blige, 2006
14 weeks at No. 1, "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here," Deborah Cox, 1998-99
14 weeks at No. 1, "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey, 2005
12 weeks at No. 1, "Bump N' Grind," R. Kelly, 1994
12 weeks at No. 1, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," 2008-09
12 weeks at No. 1, "Blame It," Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain, 2009


Here's the link ----> http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003968257

FRED RESPONDED SAYING ---->  We can easily make a case for calling "Be Without You" the biggest R&B hit in the history of Billboard. If the song is still on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in seven days, we'll mark the 73rd chart week with a Chart Beat item that acknowledges your e-mail. Other readers also wrote in about Blige's achievement.

HERE'S THE ARTICLE ----> http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003559398

PART 2: As you can CLEARLY see Fred said IF the song spends 73 weeks on the R&B charts they would acknowledge The fact that Mary J. Blige has the "biggest R&B hit in the history of Billboard"....Well the song spent 75 weeks on that chart...

"The record holder is Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You," at 75 weeks. Here is a summary of the top 20 longest-running singles in the existence of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list

75 weeks: "Be Without You," Mary J. Blige
71 weeks Usher You Remind Me
70 weeks: "Step in the Name of Love," R. Kelly
68 weeks: "Can't Let Go," Anthony Hamilton
63 weeks: "In My Bed," Dru Hil
60 weeks: "Looking for You," Kirk Franklin
60 weeks: "Too Close," Next
57 weeks: "I Wanna Know," Joe
56 weeks: "If I Ain't Got You," Alicia Keys
56 weeks: "Get Low," Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins
56 weeks: "Lost Without U," Robin Thicke
55 weeks: "Please Don't Go," Tank
54 weeks: "Find Myself in You," Brian McKnight
52 weeks: "Must Be Nice," Lyfe Jennings
52 weeks: "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey
50 weeks: "Diary," Alicia Keys featuring Tony! Toni! Tone!
49 weeks: "Your Child," Mary J. Blige
48 weeks: "You," Lloyd featuring Lil' Wayne
48 weeks: "Get Me Bodied," Beyonce
48 weeks: "Take Me as I Am," Mary J. Blige
48 weeks: "They Don't Know" / "Are U Still Down," Jon B
48 weeks: "Think About You," Luther Vandross
48 weeks: "When I See U," Fantasia

Billboard link ----> http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003705056

MARY HAS MORE SONGS (3) ON THE LIST THAN ANY OTHER ARTIST.

NOT ONLY DOES SHE HAVE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL R&B SONG OF ALL TIME, SHE'S THE QUEEN OF R&B

Mary has a total of 20 Billboard awards.! 

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