In an impressive feat, Babyface ‘s latest single, “As a Matter of Fact,” continues to dominate the Adult R&B Airplay chart, securing its No. 1 position for a second consecutive week. This marks the third time Babyface has achieved this milestone with a solo hit. The previous two tracks that held the top spot were “Every Time I Close My Eyes” from his 1997 album, The Day, and “When I Can See You” from his 1993 album, For the Cool In You.
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Last week, “As a Matter of Fact” made headlines as it became Babyface‘s first solo track in 26 years to reach No. 1 on the Adult R&B chart, garnering significant attention and acclaim. His earlier chart-topping hit, “Every Time I Close My Eyes,” enjoyed a two-week reign as the top song back in March 1997.
Notably, Babyface stands as the fourth male artist to lead the Adult R&B list as a lead act in 2023, following the footsteps of Kenny Lattimore, Tank, and Usher. Moreover, his song maintains its lead on R&B radio for the second consecutive week, surpassing Tyrese‘s current track “Don’t Think You Ever Loved Me.”
“As a Matter of Fact” was released on February 9, just days before Babyface’s memorable “America the Beautiful” performance during Super Bowl LVII. This track also marks his first release under P Music Group, making it an exciting addition to his musical journey.
While details on whether “As a Matter of Fact” is part of a larger project for P Music Group are yet to be revealed, fans eagerly await more information on Babyface’s upcoming musical endeavors. Notably, Babyface’s 2022 album, “Girls Night Out,” released under Capitol Records, showcased his collaboration with artists like Ari Lennox, Ella Mai, Muni Long, Kehlani, Queen Naija, and Coco Jones, earning widespread acclaim. The album featured standout tracks like “Keep On Fallin‘,” featuring Mai, which topped R&B radio and earned Babyface his 50th Grammy nomination at the 65th Grammy Awards in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category.
Last month, Babyface delivered a captivating NPR Tiny Desk debut in celebration of Black Music Month. Joined by R&B vocalists Chanté Moore, Tank, and Avery Wilson, the performance featured an exceptional 30-minute set, highlighting Babyface’s impressive songwriting contributions to prominent artists in both the R&B and pop genres, including Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, and Madonna.
Upcoming Performance and More: Babyface is set to mesmerize audiences once again with his next performance scheduled for July 22 at the Cincinnati Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fans can find additional information on his upcoming shows on his official website, babyfacemusic.com.
For those who haven’t yet experienced the magic of “As a Matter of Fact,” the new single is available for streaming and promises to be a must-listen addition to Babyface’s illustrious discography.