Tank & Fabolous Hit No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay With ‘Before We Get Started’

Tank hits No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart for a ninth time, as “Before We Get Started,” featuring Fabolous, rises to the top of the June 1-dated survey.

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“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.

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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

As for Fabolous, “Before We Get Started” marks the rapper’s first No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay, in his second appearance; he peaked at No. 35 as a featured act (alongside Jamie Foxx) on Ne-Yo’s “She Got Her Own” in 2009.

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.

All Billboard charts dated June 1 will update on Billboard.com Wednesday, May 29, a day later than usual due to the Memorial Day holiday May 27.