Fabolous Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay Chart with Tank-Collaboration “Before We Get Started”

Fabolous has earned a first No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart.

Tank’s collaboration with the 46-year-old half-Dominican American rapper, “Before We Get Started,” rises to the top of the June 1-dated chart.

FabolousIt marks Fabolous’ first No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay, in his second appearance.

He previously peaked at No. 35 as a featured act (alongside Jamie Foxx) on Ne-Yo’s “She Got Her Own” in 2009.

“Before We Get Started” is Tank’s third straight ruler, following “Slow,” featuring J Valentine, in 2022 and “See Through Love,” featuring Chris Brown, last year. It’s the first time that the singer has strung together three No. 1s in a row, following two prior streaks of two.

Tank first led Adult R&B Airplay in 2007 with “Please Don’t Go.” His nine No. 1s tie him with Usher for the fourth-most in the ranking’s nearly 31-year history.

Most No. 1s, Adult R&B Airplay:
14, Alicia Keys
11, Toni Braxton
10, Charlie Wilson
9, Tank
9, Usher
8, Mary J. Blige
8, Bruno Mars
8, H.E.R.
8, Kem
8, Maxwell

Concurrently, “Before We Get Started” lifts 18-16 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, which mixes mainstream R&B/hip-hop and adult R&B audience data.

While Tank has appeared on the list a dozen times over the past decade, Fabolous claims his highest-charting song on the ranking since 2013, when his “Ready,” featuring Chris Brown, peaked at No. 14.

“Before We Get Started” is from Tank’s R&B Money: The Vault, a 2024 re-release of his 2022 album R&B Money.

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