List of artists who reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart


List of artists who reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart

This is a list of all those musicians who made #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, as defined in Joel Whitburn's "Top R&B Singles" (ISBN 0-89820-115-2).

The chart was officially titled as follows :-:Oct 1942 - Feb 1945 The Harlem Hit Parade:Feb 1945 - Jun 1949 Race Records:Jun 1949 - Oct 1958 Rhythm & Blues Records:Oct 1958 - Nov 1963 Hot R&B Sides:Nov 1963 - Jan 1965 "No chart published":Jan 1965 - Aug 1969 Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles:Aug 1969 - Jul 1973 Best Selling Soul Singles:Jul 1973 - Jun 1982 Hot Soul Singles:Jun 1982 - Oct 1990 Hot Black Singles:Oct 1990 - Hot R&B Singles

Lists are alphabetical by year.
NOTE : Annual totals may not sum to 52 weeks because :-
#sometimes the #1 place was shared
#totals are counted from the start of the stay at #1 - for example, a hit which reached #1 in November 1945 and stayed there 11 weeks is included in the 1945 list but not 1946.As well as the R&B best sellers (BS) chart, between 1948-1957 there was also an R&B juke box (JB) chart, and from 1955-58 there was an R&B airplay (JY - jockeys) chart. These charts were consolidated into one in October 1958. Years at #1 on these different charts are listed where appropriate.

1942

*Bing Crosby (3 weeks)
*Earl Hines (1 week)
*Andy Kirk (1 week)
*Lucky Millinder (2 weeks)
*Freddie Slack (2 weeks)
*Paul Whiteman (3 weeks)

1943

*Bea Booze (4 weeks)
*Nat "King" Cole (3 weeks)
*Bonnie Davis (5 weeks)
*Duke Ellington (5 weeks)
*Erskine Hawkins (14 weeks)
*Dick Haymes (4 weeks)
*The Ink Spots (9 weeks)
*Harry James (1 week)
*Louis Jordan (1 week)
*Lucky Millinder (3 weeks)
*Ella Mae Morse (2 weeks)

1944

*Benny Carter (2 weeks)
*Nat "King" Cole (14 weeks)
*Duke Ellington (12 weeks)
*Benny Goodman (1 week)
*Lionel Hampton (6 weeks)
*The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald (12 weeks)
*Buddy Johnson (1 week)
*Louis Jordan (7 weeks)
*Johnny Mercer (1 week)
*The Mills Brothers (1 week)

1945

*Cecil Gant (2 weeks)
*Erskine Hawkins (6 weeks)
*Louis Jordan (8 weeks)
*Joe Liggins (18 weeks)
*Lucky Millinder (8 weeks)
*Roosevelt Sykes (7 weeks)
*Cootie Williams (1 week)

1946

*Ella Fitzgerald (with Louis Jordan) (5 weeks)
*Lionel Hampton (16 weeks)
*The Ink Spots (3 weeks)
*Louis Jordan (35 weeks, inc. 5 weeks with Ella Fitzgerald)

1947

*Savannah Churchill (8 weeks)
*Louis Jordan (40 weeks)
*Julia Lee (12 weeks)
*Eddie Vinson (2 weeks)

1948

*Roy Brown (1 week JB)
*Pee Wee Crayton (1 week BS, 3 weeks JB)
*Wynonie Harris (1 week BS, 1 week JB)
*Ivory Joe Hunter (3 weeks BS, 3 weeks JB)
*Bull Moose Jackson (11 weeks BS, 7 weeks JB)
*Lonnie Johnson (7 weeks BS, 7 weeks JB)
*Louis Jordan (2 weeks JB)
*Julia Lee (9 weeks)
*Memphis Slim (2 weeks JB)
*Amos Milburn (7 weeks BS, 7 weeks JB)
*Red Miller (4 weeks BS, 5 weeks JB)
*The Orioles (1 week JB)
*Hal Singer (4 weeks BS, 4 weeks JB)
*Arbee Stidham (1 week BS, 1 week JB)
*Sonny Thompson (4 weeks BS, 3 weeks JB)
*Dinah Washington (1 week JB)

1949

*Charles Brown (15 weeks BS, 11 weeks JB)
*Larry Darnell (6 weeks BS, 8 weeks JB)
*Wynonie Harris (1 week BS, 2 weeks JB)
*John Lee Hooker (1 week JB)
*Louis Jordan (12 weeks BS, 12 weeks JB)
*Big Jay McNeely (1 week BS, 1 week JB)
*Amos Milburn (2 weeks JB)
*The Orioles (1 week BS)
*Dinah Washington (2 weeks BS, 1 week JB)
*Paul Williams (12 weeks BS, 14 weeks JB)
*Jimmy Witherspoon (1 week BS)

1950

*Roy Brown (3 weeks BS)
*Ruth Brown (11 weeks BS, 7 weeks JB)
*Nat "King" Cole (4 weeks JB)
*Lowell Fulson (1 week BS, 4 weeks JB)
*Ivory Joe Hunter (2 weeks BS, 7 weeks JB)
*Louis Jordan (7 weeks BS, 4 weeks JB)
*Joe Liggins (11 weeks BS, 13 weeks JB)
*Percy Mayfield (2 weeks BS, 1 week JB)
*Joe Morris (4 weeks BS, 3 weeks JB)
*Johnny Otis and Little Esther (13 weeks BS, 10 weeks JB) (9 weeks BS / 5 weeks JB with The Robins, 4 weeks BS / 5 weeks JB with Mel Walker)

1951

*Earl Bostic (4 weeks BS)
*Jackie Brenston (3 weeks BS, 5 weeks JB)
*Charles Brown (13 weeks BS, 14 weeks JB)
*The Clovers (8 weeks BS, 3 weeks JB)
*The Dominoes (14 weeks BS, 12 weeks JB)
*The Five Keys (4 weeks BS, 2 weeks JB)
*Lloyd Glenn (2 weeks JB)
*Peppermint Harris (1 week BS, 2 weeks JB)
*John Lee Hooker (4 weeks JB)
*Amos Milburn (1 week BS, 3 weeks JB)
*Jimmy Nelson (1 week JB)
*Tab Smith (2 weeks BS)

1952

*Johnny Ace (9 weeks BS)
*Eddie Boyd (2 weeks BS, 7 weeks JB)
*Ruth Brown (7 weeks BS, 6 weeks JB)
*Tommy Brown with The Griffin Brothers (3 weeks JB)
*The Clovers (1 week BS, 1 week JB)
*Fats Domino (1 week BS)
*The Dominoes (7 weeks BS, 10 weeks JB)
*Jimmy Forrest (6 weeks BS, 7 weeks JB)
*The Four Blazes (3 weeks JB)
*Rosco Gordon (1 week BS)
*B. B. King (7 weeks BS, 5 weeks JB)
*Little Walter (1 week BS, 8 weeks JB)
*Willie Mabon (8 weeks BS, 7 weeks JB)
*Lloyd Price (7 weeks BS, 1 week JB)
*Johnnie Ray (1 week BS, 1 week JB)

1953

*Johnny Ace (5 weeks BS, 4 weeks JB)
*Faye Adams (9 weeks BS, 10 weeks JB)
*Ruth Brown (5 weeks BS, 5 weeks JB)
*The "5" Royales (8 weeks BS, 8 weeks JB)
*B.B. King (3 weeks JB)
*Willie Mabon (2 weeks BS)
*Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters (11 weeks BS, 1 week JB)
*The Orioles (4 weeks BS, 5 weeks JB)
*Big Mama Thornton (6 weeks BS, 7 weeks JB)
*Big Joe Turner (8 weeks JB)

1954

*Faye Adams (6 weeks BS, 5 weeks JB)
*Ruth Brown (5 weeks BS, 9 weeks JB)
*The Charms (9 weeks BS, 2 weeks JB, 2 weeks JY)
*Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters (8 weeks BS, 8 weeks JB)
*Guitar Slim (6 weeks BS, 14 weeks JB)
*Roy Hamilton (8 weeks BS, 5 weeks JB)
*B.B. King (2 weeks JB)
*The Midnighters (9 weeks BS, 4 weeks JB)
*Big Joe Turner (3 weeks JB)

1955

*Johnny Ace (9 weeks BS, 9 weeks JB, 10 weeks JY)
*Chuck Berry (9 weeks BS, 11 weeks JB, 9 weeks JY)
*Ray Charles (1 week JB, 1 week JY)
*Bo Diddley (2 weeks JB)
*Fats Domino (11 weeks BS, 8 weeks JB, 10 weeks JY)
*The Drifters (1 week JB)
*Roy Hamilton (3 weeks BS)
*Al Hibbler (1 week JB)
*Etta James (4 weeks JY)
*Little Walter ( 4 weeks BS, 5 weeks JB, 2 weeks JY)
*Jay McShann (3 weeks BS, 2 weeks JB, 2 weeks JY)
*The Moonglows (2 weeks JB, 1 week JY)
*The Penguins (3 weeks BS, 3 weeks JB, 1 week JY)
*The Platters (7 weeks BS, 6 weeks JB, 5 weeks JY)

1956

*Ray Charles (2 weeks JB, 1 week JY)
*Bill Doggett (13 weeks BS, 1 week JB, 5 weeks JY)
*Fats Domino (15 weeks BS, 17 weeks JB, 20 weeks JY)
*The El Dorados (1 week JB)
*Little Willie John (3 weeks BS, 1 week JB, 5 weeks JY)
*Little Richard (8 weeks BS, 9 weeks JB, 5 weeks JY)
*Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers (5 weeks BS, 2 weeks JY)
*Clyde McPhatter (1 week JB)
*The Platters (10 weeks BS, 11 weeks JB, 13 weeks JY)
*Elvis Presley (1 week BS, 6 weeks JB)
*Shirley and Lee (3 weeks JB, 3 weeks JY)

1957

*Paul Anka (2 weeks BS)
*LaVern Baker (1 week JY)
*Chuck Berry (1 week BS, 1 week JB, 5 weeks JY)
*Bobby Bland (2 weeks JY)
*The Bobbettes (4 weeks JY)
*The Coasters (13 weeks BS, 2 weeks JB, 7 weeks JY)
*Nat "King" Cole (2 weeks JY)
*Sam Cooke (6 weeks BS, 6 weeks JY)
*Fats Domino (14 weeks BS, 13 weeks JB, 12 weeks JY)
*The Everly Brothers (1 week JY)
*Ivory Joe Hunter (3 weeks JB, 1 week JY)
*Jerry Lee Lewis (2 weeks BS, 1 week JY)
*Little Richard (2 weeks JB)
*Clyde McPhatter (1 week JY)
*Mickey & Sylvia (2 weeks JY)
*Elvis Presley (10 weeks BS, 4 weeks JB, 5 weeks JY)
*Jimmie Rodgers (2 weeks BS, 1 week JY)
*Larry Williams (1 week JY)
*Chuck Willis (2 weeks JY)

1958

*Chuck Berry (3 weeks BS, 3 weeks JY)
*The Champs (4 weeks BS, 4 weeks JY)
*Jimmy Clanton (1 week BS)
*The Coasters (7 weeks BS, 6 weeks JY)
*Cozy Cole (6 weeks)
*Sam Cooke (1 week JY)
*Danny & The Juniors (5 weeks BS)
*Bobby Darin (2 weeks JY)
*Bobby Day (3 weeks JY)
*Tommy Edwards (3 weeks BS)
*The Elegants (4 weeks BS, 4 weeks JY)
*The Everly Brothers (5 weeks BS, 3 weeks JY)
*Ernie Freeman (2 weeks JY)
*Bill Justis (1 week JY)
*The Kalin Twins (1 week JY)
*Clyde McPhatter (1 week)
*The Platters (3 weeks BS)
*Perez Prado (2 weeks BS, 1 week JY)
*Elvis Presley (3 weeks JY)
*David Seville (1 week JY)
*The Silhouettes (4 weeks BS, 6 weeks JY)
*Chuck Willis (1 week JY)
*Jackie Wilson (7 weeks)

1959

*Brook Benton (16 weeks)
*James Brown (1 week)
*Ray Charles (1 week)
*The Coasters (4 weeks)
*Fats Domino (1 week)
*The Drifters (1 week)
*Wilbert Harrison (7 weeks)
*Phil Phillips (1 week)
*Lloyd Price (11 weeks)
*Della Reese (2 weeks)
*The Spacemen (3 weeks)
*Jackie Wilson (1 week)

1960

*Hank Ballard and The Midnighters (3 weeks)
*Brook Benton (23 weeks, inc. 14 weeks with Dinah Washington)
*Bill Black (8 weeks)
*Buster Brown (1 week)
*Jerry Butler (7 weeks)
*The Drifters (1 week)
*The Everly Brothers (1 week)
*Bobby Marchan (1 week)
*Dinah Washington (15 weeks, inc. 14 weeks with Brook Benton)
*Jackie Wilson (7 weeks)

1961

*Bobby Bland (1 week)
*Ray Charles (6 weeks)
*Chubby Checker (2 weeks)
*Lee Dorsey (1 week)
*The Jive Five (3 weeks)
*Ernie K-Doe (5 weeks)
*Ben E. King (4 weeks)
*Bobby Lewis (10 weeks)
*The Marcels (2 weeks)
*The Marvelettes (7 weeks)
*The Miracles (8 weeks)
*The Pips (1 week)

1962

*Booker T. & the MGs (4 weeks)
*Gene Chandler (5 weeks)
*Ray Charles (15 weeks)
*Sam Cooke (3 weeks)
*King Curtis (2 weeks)
*The Four Seasons (1 week)
*Barbara George (4 weeks)
*Little Eva (3 weeks)
*Barbara Lynn (3 weeks)
*Esther Phillips (3 weeks)
*Dee Dee Sharp (4 weeks)
*Mary Wells (1 week)

1963

*Bobby Bland (2 weeks)
*The Chiffons (4 weeks)
*Sam Cooke (1 week)
*The Essex (2 weeks)
*Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs (1 week)
*Lesley Gore (3 weeks)
*The Impressions (2 weeks)
*Barbara Lewis (2 weeks)
*Little Peggy March (1 week)
*Martha and the Vandellas (4 weeks)
*Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters (3 weeks)
*The Miracles (1 week)
*Paul and Paula (2 weeks)
*Ruby and the Romantics (2 weeks)
*Jimmy Soul (1 week)
*Little Johnny Taylor (1 week)
*Mary Wells (4 weeks)
*Jackie Wilson (3 weeks)
*Little Stevie Wonder (6 weeks)

1964

NOTE: "No R&B charts were published between November 1963 and January 1965. The following R&B artists (as assessed by Joel Whitburn) had #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart during that period :"
*The Dixie Cups (3 weeks)
*The Shangri-Las (1 week)
*The Supremes (6 weeks)
*Mary Wells (2 weeks)

1965

*Fontella Bass (4 weeks)
*James Brown (14 weeks)
*Solomon Burke (3 weeks)
*The Four Tops (9 weeks)
*Marvin Gaye (2 weeks)
*Little Milton (3 weeks)
*Wilson Pickett (1 week)
*The Supremes (1 week)
*The Temptations (6 weeks)
*Joe Tex (3 weeks)
*Jr. Walker & the All Stars (4 weeks)

1966

*James Brown (2 weeks)
*Ray Charles (1 week)
*Eddie Floyd (1 week)
*The Four Tops (2 weeks)
*Slim Harpo (2 weeks)
*Wilson Pickett (8 weeks)
*Lou Rawls (1 week)
*Sam & Dave (1 week)
*Percy Sledge (4 weeks)
*The Supremes (6 weeks)
*The Temptations (16 weeks)
*Joe Tex (1 week)
*Stevie Wonder (6 weeks)

1967

*James Brown (3 weeks)
*Aretha Franklin (17 weeks)
*Gladys Knight & The Pips (6 weeks)
*Martha and the Vandellas (1 week)
*Aaron Neville (5 weeks)
*Wilson Pickett (1 week)
*Sam & Dave (7 weeks)
*Freddie Scott (4 weeks)
*The Supremes (2 weeks)
*Bettye Swann (2 weeks)
*Jackie Wilson (1 week)
*Stevie Wonder (4 weeks)

1968

*Archie Bell & The Drells (2 weeks)
*James Brown (8 weeks)
*Jerry Butler (1 week)
*The Dells (3 weeks)
*Aretha Franklin (10 weeks)
*Marvin Gaye (13 weeks, inc. 6 weeks with Tammi Terrell)
*The Intruders (1 week)
*Hugh Masekela (4 weeks)
*Otis Redding (3 weeks)
*Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (1 week)
*Johnnie Taylor (3 weeks)
*The Temptations (4 weeks)
*Stevie Wonder (1 week)

1969

*James Brown (4 weeks)
*Jerry Butler (2 weeks)
*Tyrone Davis (3 weeks)
*The Dells (1 week)
*Aretha Franklin (5 weeks)
*Marvin Gaye (6 weeks)
*The Impressions (1 week)
*The Isley Brothers (4 weeks)
*The Originals (5 weeks)
*Diana Ross and The Supremes (4 weeks)
*Joe Simon (3 weeks)
*Sly & The Family Stone (2 weeks)
*The Temptations (7 weeks)
*Jr. Walker & the All Stars (2 weeks)

1970

*Brook Benton (1 week)
*James Brown (2 weeks)
*Tyrone Davis (2 weeks)
*Aretha Franklin (5 weeks)
*The Jackson Five (20 weeks)
*The Moments (5 weeks)
*Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (3 weeks)
*Diana Ross (1 week)
*Sly & The Family Stone (5 weeks)
*The Supremes (1 week)
*Stevie Wonder (6 weeks)

1971

*James Brown (3 weeks)
*The Chi-Lites (2 weeks)
*King Floyd (4 weeks)
*Aretha Franklin (5 weeks)
*Marvin Gaye (9 weeks)
*The Honey Cone (5 weeks)
*The Jackson Five (3 weeks)
*Gladys Knight & The Pips (1 week)
*Jean Knight (5 weeks)
*Denise LaSalle (1 week)
*The Persuaders (2 weeks)
*Wilson Pickett (1 week)
*Sly & The Family Stone (5 weeks)
*Johnnie Taylor (2 weeks)
*The Temptations (3 weeks)
*Rufus Thomas (2 weeks)

1972

*James Brown (5 weeks)
*The Chi-Lites (2 weeks)
*The Dramatics (4 weeks)
*Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (1 week)
*Aretha Franklin (2 weeks)
*Al Green (12 weeks)
*Luther Ingram (4 weeks)
*Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (2 weeks)
*The O'Jays (1 week)
*Billy Paul (4 weeks)
*Billy Preston (1 week)
*Joe Simon (2 weeks)
*The Spinners (5 weeks)
*The Staple Singers (4 weeks)
*Joe Tex (1 week)
*Bill Withers (1 week)
*Bobby Womack (1 week)

1973

*Aretha Franklin (2 weeks)
*Marvin Gaye (6 weeks)
*The Independents (1 week)
*Eddie Kendricks (2 weeks)
*Gladys Knight & The Pips (8 weeks)
*Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (2 weeks)
*The Ohio Players (1 week)
*The O'Jays (4 weeks)
*Billy Preston (1 week)
*The Spinners (5 weeks)
*The Staple Singers (3 weeks)
*Sylvia (2 weeks)
*Johnnie Taylor (2 weeks)
*The Temptations (2 weeks)
*Timmy Thomas (2 weeks)
*Fred Wesley & The J.B.s (2 weeks)
*Barry White (2 weeks)
*Stevie Wonder (6 weeks)

1974

*Blue Magic (1 week)
*James Brown (5 weeks)
*Shirley Brown (2 weeks)
*B.T. Express (1 week)
*William DeVaughn (1 week)
*Roberta Flack (5 weeks)
*Aretha Franklin (3 weeks)
*Al Green (1 week)
*The Impressions (2 weeks)
*The Jackson Five (1 week)
*Eddie Kendricks (3 weeks)
*Gladys Knight & The Pips (5 weeks)
*Kool & The Gang (2 weeks)
*Latimore (2 weeks)
*George McCrae (2 weeks)
*MFSB featuring The Three Degrees (1 week)
*Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (1 week)
*The Spinners (2 weeks)
*Tavares (1 week)
*The Temptations (1 week)
*Barry White (3 weeks)
*Bobby Womack (3 weeks)
*Stevie Wonder (4 weeks)

1975

*B.T. Express (1 week)
*Natalie Cole (2 weeks)
*The Commodores (1 week)
*Carl Douglas (1 week)
*Earth, Wind & Fire (2 weeks)
*Faith Hope & Charity (1 week)
*Graham Central Station (1 week)
*Al Green (3 weeks)
*Major Harris (1 week)
*The Isley Brothers (3 weeks)
*K.C. & The Sunshine Band (2 weeks)
*Eddie Kendricks (1 week)
*Ben E. King (1 week)
*Kool & The Gang (1 week)
*LaBelle (1 week)
*Love Unlimited (1 week)
*Van McCoy (1 week)
*Gwen McCrae (1 week)
*The Moments (1 week)
*New Birth (1 week)
*The Ohio Players (4 weeks)
*The O'Jays (2 weeks)
*Sharon Paige with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (1 week)
*Peoples Choice (1 week)
*The Pointer Sisters (2 weeks)
*Smokey Robinson (1 week)
*Shirley and Company (1 week)
*Silver Convention (1 week)
*Joe Simon (2 weeks)
*The Spinners (1 week)
*The Staple Singers (2 weeks)
*Tavares (1 week)
*The Temptations (2 weeks)
*War (1 week)
*Barry White (2 weeks)

1976

*Brass Construction (1 week)
*Brick (4 weeks)
*The Brothers Johnson (1 week)
*Natalie Cole (2 weeks)
*The Commodores (2 weeks)
*Tyrone Davis (1 week)
*Earth, Wind & Fire (4 weeks)
*Aretha Franklin (4 weeks)
*Marvin Gaye (1 week)
*K.C. & The Sunshine Band (4 weeks)
*L.T.D. (2 weeks)
*The Manhattans (1 week)
*Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (1 week)
*Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (2 weeks)
*The Ohio Players (1 week)
*The O'Jays (3 weeks)
*Lou Rawls (2 weeks)
*Rose Royce (2 weeks)
*Diana Ross (1 week)
*David Ruffin (1 week)
*Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (2 weeks)
*The Spinners (1 week)
*Candi Staton (1 week)
*The Sylvers (1 week)
*Johnnie Taylor (6 weeks)
*Wild Cherry (2 weeks)

1977

*William Bell (1 week)
*The Brothers Johnson (1 week)
*Natalie Cole (5 weeks)
*The Commodores (1 week)
*Earth, Wind & Fire (7 weeks)
*The Emotions (4 weeks)
*The Floaters (6 weeks)
*Aretha Franklin (1 week)
*Marvin Gaye (5 weeks)
*Thelma Houston (1 week)
*The Isley Brothers (1 week)
*K.C. & The Sunshine Band (1 week)
*L.T.D. (2 weeks)
*The O'Jays (1 week)
*Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (2 weeks)
*Slave (1 week)
*Tavares (1 week)
*Barry White (5 weeks)
*Stevie Wonder (6 weeks)

1978

*Bootsy's Rubber Band (1 week)
*Chic (5 weeks)
*Natalie Cole (2 weeks)
*The Commodores (3 weeks)
*Con Funk Shun (2 weeks)
*Earth, Wind & Fire (1 week)
*Enchantment (1 week)
*Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (2 weeks)
*Foxy (2 weeks)
*Funkadelic (6 weeks)
*The Isley Brothers (2 weeks)
*Rick James (2 weeks)
*Quincy Jones (1 week)
*Chaka Khan (3 weeks)
*L.T.D. (2 weeks)
*Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams (4 weeks)
*The O'Jays (5 weeks)
*Parliament (3 weeks)
*Teddy Pendergrass (2 weeks)
*Stargard (2 weeks)
*A Taste Of Honey (1 week)

1979

*Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers (4 weeks)
*Chic (6 weeks)
*The Commodores (1 week)
*Earth, Wind & Fire (1 week)
*Funkadelic (3 weeks)
*G.Q. (2 weeks)
*Instant Funk (3 weeks)
*The Isley Brothers (1 week)
*Michael Jackson (5 weeks)
*Kool & The Gang (3 weeks)
*Cheryl Lynn (1 week)
*McFadden & Whitehead (1 week)
*Parliament (4 weeks)
*Peaches & Herb (4 weeks)
*Prince (2 weeks)
*Rufus and Chaka Khan (3 weeks)
*Sister Sledge (2 weeks)
*Donna Summer (1 week)
*Anita Ward (5 weeks)

1980

*George Benson (3 weeks)
*The Brothers Johnson (2 weeks)
*Tom Browne (4 weeks)
*Larry Graham (2 weeks)
*The Isley Brothers (4 weeks)
*Jermaine Jackson (6 weeks)
*Michael Jackson (6 weeks)
*Kool & The Gang (6 weeks)
*Ray, Goodman & Brown (1 week)
*Diana Ross (4 weeks)
*Shalamar (1 week)
*The S.O.S. Band (5 weeks)
*The Whispers (5 weeks)
*Stevie Wonder (7 weeks)

1981

*Earth, Wind & Fire (8 weeks)
*The Four Tops (2 weeks)
*The Gap Band (2 weeks)
*Rick James (5 weeks)
*Chaka Khan (2 weeks)
*Evelyn King (1 week)
*Kool & The Gang (1 week)
*Lakeside (2 weeks)
*Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio (2 weeks)
*Smokey Robinson (5 weeks)
*Roger (2 weeks)
*Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (7 weeks)
*Frankie Smith (4 weeks)
*A Taste Of Honey (1 week)
*Luther Vandross (2 weeks)
*Yarbrough & Peoples (5 weeks)

1982

*George Benson (1 week)
*The Dazz Band (5 weeks)
*Richard "Dimples" Fields (3 weeks)
*Aretha Franklin (4 weeks)
*The Gap Band (3 weeks)
*Marvin Gaye (10 weeks)
*Daryl Hall & John Oates (1 week)
*Jennifer Holliday (4 weeks)
*Evelyn King (5 weeks)
*Skyy (2 weeks)
*Deniece Williams (2 weeks)
*Stevie Wonder (9 weeks)
*Zapp (2 weeks)

1983

*George Clinton (4 weeks)
*DeBarge (5 weeks)
*Aretha Franklin (2 weeks)
*The Gap Band (1 week)
*Michael Jackson (13 weeks, inc. 3 weeks with Paul McCartney)
*Rick James (6 weeks)
*Gladys Knight & The Pips (1 week)
*Mtume (8 weeks)
*New Edition (1 week)
*Lionel Richie (7 weeks)
*Rufus and Chaka Khan (1 week)
*Donna Summer (3 weeks)

1984

*Ashford & Simpson (3 weeks)
*Cameo (4 weeks)
*Chaka Khan (3 weeks)
*Kool & The Gang (2 weeks)
*Patti LaBelle (4 weeks)
*Cheryl Lynn (1 week)
*Midnight Star (5 weeks)
*New Edition (1 week)
*O'Bryan (1 week)
*Billy Ocean (4 weeks)
*Ray Parker Jr. (2 weeks)
*Prince (9 weeks)
*Lionel Richie (3 weeks)
*Rockwell (5 weeks)
*Deniece Williams (3 weeks)
*Stevie Wonder (3 weeks)
*Yarbrough & Peoples (1 week)

1985

*The Commodores (4 weeks)
*DeBarge (1 week)
*Aretha Franklin (5 weeks)
*Whitney Houston (2 weeks)
*Isley Jasper Isley (3 weeks)
*Freddie Jackson (8 weeks)
*Kool & The Gang (2 weeks)
*Loose Ends (1 week)
*Maze featuring Frankie Beverly (2 weeks)
*New Edition (3 weeks)
*Ready For The World (2 weeks)
*Rene & Angela (2 weeks)
*Diana Ross (3 weeks)
*USA for Africa (2 weeks)
*Eugene Wilde (4 weeks)
*Stevie Wonder (6 weeks)

1986

*Gregory Abbott (2 weeks)
*Bobby Brown (2 weeks)
*Cameo (3 weeks)
*Jean Carn (2 weeks)
*El DeBarge (1 week)
*Gwen Guthrie (1 week)
*Whitney Houston (1 week)
*Freddie Jackson (5 weeks inc. 1 week with Melba Moore}
*Janet Jackson (4 weeks)
*Oran "Juice" Jones (2 weeks)
*Shirley Jones (2 weeks)
*Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald (4 weeks)
*Levert (1 week)
*Stephanie Mills (2 weeks)
*Melba Moore with Freddie Jackson (1 week)
*Meli'sa Morgan (3 weeks)
*Billy Ocean (3 weeks)
*Prince (4 weeks)
*Ready For The World (2 weeks)
*Rene & Angela (1 week)
*Lionel Richie (2 weeks)
*Timex Social Club (2 weeks)
*Dionne Warwick with Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder (3 weeks)

1987

*Herb Alpert with Janet Jackson (2 weeks)
*Atlantic Starr (2 weeks)
*Cameo (2 weeks)
*Earth, Wind & Fire (1 week)
*Force M.D.'s (2 weeks)
*Freddie Jackson (3 weeks)
*Janet Jackson (5 weeks, inc. 2 with Herb Alpert)
*Michael Jackson (8 weeks)
*Levert (2 weeks)
*Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam (3 weeks)
*L.L. Cool J (1 week)
*Loose Ends (1 week)
*Stephanie Mills (4 weeks)
*Melba Moore (1 week)
*The O'Jays (1 week)
*Alexander O'Neal (2 weeks)
*Prince (3 weeks)
*Roger (1 week)
*The System (1 week)
*Luther Vandross (3 weeks, inc. 1 with Gregory Hines)
*Jody Watley (3 weeks)
*The Whispers (1 week)
*Angela Winbush (2 weeks)
*Stevie Wonder (2 weeks)

1988

*Al B. Sure! (5 weeks)
*Anita Baker (2 weeks)
*The Boys (1 week)
*Bobby Brown (4 weeks)
*Cherrelle (1 week)
*Terence Trent D'Arby (1 week)
*Morris Day (2 weeks)
*E.U. (1 week)
*Freddie Jackson (4 weeks)
*Michael Jackson (2 weeks)
*Rick James feat. Roxanne Shante (1 week)
*Johnny Kemp (2 weeks)
*Gladys Knight & The Pips (1 week)
*Levert (2 weeks)
*The Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers (1 week)
*Teena Marie (1 week)
*Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers (2 weeks)
*George Michael (1 week)
*Billy Ocean (1 week)
*Jeffrey Osborne (1 week)
*Pebbles (3 weeks)
*Teddy Pendergrass (2 weeks)
*Cheryl Pepsii Riley (1 week)
*Sade (1 week)
*Keith Sweat (3 weeks)
*Tony! Toni! Tone! (1 week)
*Luther Vandross (1 week)
*Karyn White (1 week)
*Stevie Wonder (1 week)

1989

*Atlantic Starr (1 week)
*Babyface (2 weeks)
*Anita Baker (1 week)
*Regina Belle (1 week)
*Chuckii Booker (1 week)
*The Boys (1 week)
*Bobby Brown (2 weeks)
*Peabo Bryson (1 week)
*Natalie Cole (1 week)
*De La Soul (1 week)
*Roberta Flack (1 week)
*Eric Gable (1 week)
*The Gap Band (2 weeks)
*Miki Howard (1 week)
*Janet Jackson (2 weeks)
*Jermaine Jackson (1 week)
*Levert (1 week)
*Maze feat. Frankie Beverly (2 weeks)
*Stephanie Mills (2 weeks)
*New Edition (2 weeks)
*The O'Jays (2 weeks)
*Prince (1 week)
*Teddy Riley feat. Guy (1 week)
*Skyy (2 weeks)
*Soul II Soul (3 weeks)
*Surface (5 weeks)
*Today (1 week)
*Luther Vandross (2 weeks)
*Jody Watley (1 week)
*Karyn White (5 weeks)
*Vanessa Williams (2 weeks)

1990

*After 7 (3 weeks)
*Al B. Sure! (2 weeks, inc. 1 week with Quincy Jones)
*Babyface (1 week)
*Bell Biv DeVoe (3 weeks)
*Regina Belle (1 week)
*The Boys (1 week)
*Mariah Carey (3 weeks)
*En Vogue (3 weeks)
*Johnny Gill (5 weeks, inc. 2 weeks with Stacy Lattisaw)
*Whitney Houston (2 weeks)
*Janet Jackson (2 weeks)
*Quincy Jones (4 weeks, inc. 2 weeks with Ray Charles and Chaka Khan; 1 week with Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge and Barry White; 1 week with Tevin Campbell)
*Stacy Lattisaw with Johnny Gill (2 weeks)
*M.C. Hammer (1 week)
*Pebbles (3 weeks)
*Prince (1 week)
*Samuelle (2 weeks)
*Skyy (1 week)
*Lisa Stansfield (3 weeks)
*Keith Sweat (1 week)
*The Time (1 week)
*Tony! Toni! Tone! (6 weeks)
*Ralph Tresvant (1 week)
*Troop (3 weeks)
*Ruby Turner (1 week)

1991

*Boyz II Men (1 week)
*Peabo Bryson (2 weeks)
*Mariah Carey (1 week)
*C & C Music Factory feat. Freedom Williams (1 week)
*Color Me Badd (3 weeks)
*Damian Dame (2 weeks)
*DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (1 week)
*En Vogue (1 week)
*Lisa Fischer (2 weeks)
*Johnny Gill (1 week)
*Hi-Five (3 weeks)
*Whitney Houston (2 weeks)
*Phyllis Hyman (1 week)
*Freddie Jackson (3 weeks)
*Jodeci (2 weeks)
*Levert (1 week)
*Gerald Levert (1 week)
*Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam (1 week)
*Pebbles (2 weeks)
*Teddy Pendergrass (1 week)
*Phil Perry (1 week)
*The Rude Boys (2 weeks)
*Shanice (4 weeks)
*Tracie Spencer (1 week)
*Surface (1 week)
*Keith Sweat (1 week)
*Tony! Toni! Tone! (2 weeks)
*Luther Vandross (2 weeks)
*Keith Washington (1 week)
*Karyn White (1 week)
*Christopher Williams (1 week)
*Vanessa Williams (2 weeks)
*BeBe & CeCe Winans (3 weeks, inc. 1 week feat. Mavis Staples)

1992

*Al B. Sure! (1 week)
*Arrested Development (1 week)
*Mary J. Blige (3 weeks)
*Chuckii Booker (1 week)
*Boyz II Men (5 weeks)
*Bobby Brown (2 weeks)
*Tevin Campbell (2 weeks)
*En Vogue (3 weeks)
*Aaron Hall (2 weeks)
*Whitney Houston (11 weeks)
*Miki Howard (1 week)
*Michael Jackson (3 weeks)
*Jodeci (4 weeks)
*Glenn Jones (1 week)
*R. Kelly and Public Announcement (3 weeks)
*Gerald Levert (1 week)
*Lo-Key? (1 week)
*Prince (1 week)
*Lionel Richie (1 week)
*Lisa Stansfield (1 week)
*Keith Sweat (2 weeks)
*TLC (2 weeks)
*Troop (1 week)
*Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson with BBD and Ralph Tresvant (1 week)
*Vanessa Williams (3 weeks)

1993

*Tevin Campbell (3 weeks)
*Dr Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg (2 weeks)
*D.R.S. (6 weeks)
*H-Town (4 weeks)
*Ice Cube featuring Das EFX (1 week)
*Janet Jackson (4 weeks)
*Jodeci (4 weeks)
*Naughty By Nature (1 week)
*Silk (8 weeks)
*SWV (Sisters With Voices) (9 weeks)
*Tag Team (1 week)
*Xscape (4 weeks)

1994

*Aaliyah (3 weeks)
*Boyz II Men (9 weeks)
*Brandy (4 weeks)
*Janet Jackson (10 weeks)
*Jodeci (4 weeks)
*R. Kelly (12 weeks)
*TLC (9 weeks)
*Barry White (3 weeks)
*Xscape (2 weeks)

1995

*Brandy (4 weeks)
*Mariah Carey (6 weeks)
*Whitney Houston (8 weeks)
*Michael Jackson (4 weeks)
*Montell Jordan (7 weeks)
*R. Kelly (1 week)
*Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige (3 weeks)
*Monica (2 weeks)
*The Notorious B.I.G. (9 weeks)
*Shaggy (1 week)
*Soul For Real (3 weeks)
*Xscape (1 week)

1996

*Monica (2 weeks)
*Mary J. Blige (5 weeks)
*R. Kelly (15 weeks inc. 1 with Ronald Isley)
*SWV (1 week)
*Mariah Carey (1 week)
*Bone Thugs N Harmony (7 weeks)
*Toni Braxton (2 weeks)
*2Pac (3 weeks)
*K-Ci and JoJo (3 weeks with 2Pac)
*Roger Troutman (3 weeks with 2Pac)
*Keith Sweat (6 weeks inc. 3 with Athena Cage)
*New Edition (3 weeks)
*Aaliyah (2 weeks)
*Az Yet (1 week)
*Blackstreet (4 weeks)
*Dr. Dre (4 weeks with Blackstreet)
*Ginuwine (2 weeks)

1997

*En Vogue (1 week)
*Erykah Badu (2 weeks)
*Dru Hill (3 weeks)
*Puff Daddy (14 weeks)
*The Notorious B.I.G. (3 weeks)
*Changing Faces (7 weeks)
*Mase (6 weeks with Puff Daddy)
*Faith Evans (8 weeks with Puff Daddy)
*Usher (11 weeks)
*LSG (7 weeks)
*Boyz II Men (2 weeks)
*112 (8 weeks with Puff Daddy)


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