Kenny Lattimore’s “Never Knew” Hits Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay Chart

Kenny Lattimore

Kenny Lattimore achieves a new milestone on the Billboard charts as his latest single, “Never Knew,” rises from No. 12 to No. 10 in its 18th week on the Adult R&B Airplay chart. This marks the eighth time that the R&B veteran has entered the top 10 of this chart and the second time this year.

The previous top 10 entry for Kenny Lattimore was with “Take a Dose,” which secured a two-week streak at No. 1 on the chart dated February 11. This achievement was particularly significant as it marked his first chart-topper in over 25 years, with his hit “For You” spending 17 weeks at the top spot in 1997.

Here’s a breakdown of Kenny Lattimore’s top 10 singles on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart:

  1. “Never Busy” – No. 2 peak (1996)
  2. “For You” – No. 1 peak (1997)
  3. “Days Like This” – No. 4 peak (1998)
  4. “If I Lose My Woman” – No. 10 (1999)
  5. “Love Me Back” – No. 8 peak (2015)
  6. “Stay On Your Mind” – No. 7 peak (2018)
  7. “Take A Dose” – No. 1 peak (2023)
  8. “Never Knew” – No. 10 peak so far (2023)

“Never Knew” continues to make waves, currently holding the No. 11 position on R&B radio, positioned between SZA’s Snooze” at No. 10 and Ne-Yo’s “Link Up” at No. 12.

Co-written and produced by Daryl Simmons, “Never Knew” is the latest single from Kenny Lattimore’s 2022 album, Here To Stay, released on his Sincere Soul Records imprint in partnership with SRG/ILS Group.

Lattimore expressed his hope for what fans would take away from Here To Stay: “I hope people discover it or take away that love is here to stay. I hope people get this passion that I have for singing a love song, and they say, ‘You know what? This guy is really committed to this because it’s authentic. It’s real for him.’”

As part of his holiday schedule, Kenny Lattimore has concerts scheduled in Nashville on December 18 and will also perform in St. Louis and Cincinnati on December 22 and December 23. Ticket information is available on his website.

Listen to “Never Knew” here: