Ledisi’s ‘I Need to Know’ Hits No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay Chart

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The Grammy victor earns her first champ successful 2 years and continues nan rotation of No. 1s connected nan floor plan successful nan past month.


Ledisi performs onstage during nan 70th Annual BMI Pop Awards astatine Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel connected May 10, 2022 successful Beverly Hills, Calif. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for BMI

Ledisi scores her 2nd No. 1 connected Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay floor plan arsenic “I Need to Know” leaps from No. 3 to lead nan database dated May 27. The azygous ascends aft an 8% summation successful play plays that made it nan most-played opus connected U.S. monitored big R&B power stations successful nan week ending May 18, according to Luminate.



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The caller champ continues a caller rotation atop Adult R&B Airplay. “I Need to Know” is nan 4th leader successful nan past 4 weeks, following, successful order, Ambré’s “I’m Baby,” featuring Jvck James, Ravyn Lenae’s “Skin Tight,” featuring Steve Lacy and Tank’s “See Through Love,” featuring Chris Brown. The past month’s No. 1s marks nan first clip 4 different songs person led nan Adult R&B Airplay floor plan successful 4 consecutive weeks since June – July 2012, erstwhile Estelle’s “Thank You,” successful its 2nd nonconsecutive week astatine No. 1, Jill Scott’s “Blessed,” Usher’s “Climax” and John Legend’s “Tonight (Best You Ever Had),” featuring Ludacris, each passed nan baton.

“I Need to Know” is Ledisi’s 2nd Adult R&B Airplay chart-topper and follows nan two-week reign of “Anything for You” successful 2020. The maiden champ was a milestone accomplishment for nan seasoned performer connected aggregate fronts: In summation to securing her first Adult R&B Airplay champ pinch her 17th entry, nan opus besides won Ledisi her first Grammy Award, for champion accepted R&B performance, aft 13 erstwhile nominations.

Elsewhere, “I Need to Know” rises 22-20 connected nan R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, which ranks songs by mixed assemblage totals from big R&B and mainstream R&B/hip-hop power stations. There, nan azygous added 12% successful play assemblage to scope 6.8 cardinal impressions. The move secures Ledisi’s 4th apical 20 connected R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, pursuing “Pieces of Me” (No. 19 successful 2011), “I Blame You” (No. 20, 2014) and “Anything for You” (No. 13, 2020).

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