Mary J. Blige’s “Still Believe In Love” Holds Its Reign at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay Chart

Mary J. Blige ‘Still Believe In Love’

As 2024 kicks off, Mary J. Blige stands tall at the summit. Her current single, “Still Believe In Love,” proudly maintains its No. 1 position for a second consecutive week on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart.

This impressive feat marks Blige‘s seventh chart-topper, and it’s not the first time she’s ruled for two weeks. Out of her remarkable eight songs that have reached No. 1, only “Take Me As I Am” had a brief reign, holding the top spot for just one week back in January 2007.

Still Believe In Love” made its way to the top spot on the Adult R&B Airplay chart last week after spending a commendable nine weeks on the chart. This marks her eighth No. 1, placing Blige firmly in third place among women with the most chart-topping hits.

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The nostalgic vibes of “Still Believe In Love” propelled it to the No. 1 spot in record time, making it her second fastest climb since 2016’s “Thick of It,” which spent an impressive 16 weeks at the summit. In contrast, “Still Believe In Love” achieved this feat in just four weeks.

This latest triumph comes on the heels of Blige‘s chart-topping success with her 2022 track “Good Morning Gorgeous.” Co-written with Lucky Daye, Tiara Thomas, H.E.R., and D’Mile, the anthem enjoyed a four-week reign at the top.

“Still Believe In Love” now takes the coveted No. 1 spot on R&B radio, relegating Muni Long’s “Made For Me” to the second position after a week at the throne.

Produced by DJ Cassidy and Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, “Still Believe In Love” samples Mtume and was released on October 27 under Blige’s Beautiful Life Music label.

Mary J. Blige has clarified that “Still Believe In Love” will not be part of a future project; it remains a standalone track until she returns to album mode. Her most recent album, “Good Morning Gorgeous,” along with its deluxe version, made waves in 2022, earning accolades and securing the No. 6 spot on Rated R&B’s “30 Best R&B Albums of 2022” list.

In this phase of her career, it’s clear that the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul (and R&B) is thriving. Blige has reevaluated her priorities, moved past the turbulence of romantic pitfalls, and firmly placed herself ‘On Top’ of the list.

Earlier this month, Blige teamed up with Johntá Austin and Bryan-Michael Cox for “When I Can’t Do Better,” featured on the star-studded “Color Purple” soundtrack. She also produced a remake of Boyz II Men’s “Please Don’t Go” by her boy band, WanMor.

For a visual treat, don’t miss Mary J. Blige‘s captivating music video for “Still Believe In Love” below.