Alicia Keys Celebrates ‘Trillion’ Hits No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay Chart: ‘I Told You!’

Alicia Keys extends his record for most No. 1s on Billboard‘s Adult R&B Airplay chart as “Trillion”, med Brent Faiyaz, crowns the chart dated Jan. 28. The single advances from No. 2 and, despite its 1% drop in weekly plays, became the most played song on US adult R&B radio stations in the week ending January. 19, according to Luminate.

With her new master, Alicia Keys improves her career overall with Adult R&B Airplay No. 1s through 13. She remains atop the list for most No. 1s among all acts since the chart began in 1993. She now moves two ahead of her nearest competitor, Toni Braxton, and her 11 leaders. Here’s a look at the artists with the most charts in Adult R&B Airplay history:

13, Alicia Keys
11, Toni Braxton
9, Charlie Wilson
8, Bruno Mars
8, Chem
8, Maxwell
7, HER
7, Mary J. Blige
7, R. Kelly
7, Tank

“Big love to my AK fam,” Keys said in one Instagram posts celebrating the achievement. “Much love to Brent Faiyaz – I told you we’d get it #1!” the singer-songwriter said.” The R&B legend also noted that the feat occurred during her birthday week, as she turned 42 on Jan. 25.

At 22 weeks, “Trillions” ties for Keys’ second-longest run to the top among her 13 majors. “Fire We Make,” her duet with Maxwell, also claimed 22 weeks en route to a seven-week reign in 2013; they both rank behind Khalid’s “So Done”, which reached No. 1 in its 28th week on the chart.

For Brent Faiyaz, his featured turn on “Trillions” earns him his first Adult R&B Airplay No. 1 with his debut appearance on the chart.

“Trillions” also marks Keys and Faiyaz’s second charted collaboration; their previous release, “Ghetto Gatsby,” from Faiyaz’s Wilderness album, reached No. 8 on the Hot R&B Songs chart in July 2022. “Trillions” appears on the deluxe edition of Keys’ 2021 album Keysbaptized Keys IIthat fell in August 2022. (All versions of Keys albums are combined for tracking and mapping purposes.)

Elsewhere, “Trillions” climbs to a new peak of No. 17 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, which ranks songs by combined audience listenership from adult R&B and mainstream R&B/hip-hop stations. There, the song climbs again, despite a 5% drop to 6.7 million in the audience.

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