Chris Brown’s ‘Sensational’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

Chris Brown’s single “Sensational,” featuring Davido and Lojay, has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. 

Brown’s new leader is his 19th on this chart out of 64 top 10s. “Sensational” is Brown’s first No. 1 on this chart since his sleeper hit “Under the Influence,” from 2019’s Indigo (Extended), spent eight weeks atop the summit. 

Brown remains the artist with the third-most No. 1s on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, following Drake (45) and Lil Wayne (20). Among R&B artists, Brown leads this chart, with Usher (17) and Beyoncé (13) trailing shortly behind. 

Chris Brown. (Photo Credit: Mastermind/RCA Records)

Here’s a breakdown of Brown’s No. 1s on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart:

  • “Sensational,” featuring Davido and Lojay, 1 week so far (2024)
  • “Under The Influence,” 8 weeks (2023)
  • “Go Crazy,” with Young Thug, 6 weeks (2020)
  • “No Guidance,” featuring Drake, 10 weeks (2019)
  • “Post To Be,” Omarion featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, 6 weeks (2015)
  • “Only,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown, 4 weeks (2015)
  • “All Eyes On You,” Meek Mill featuring Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj, 3 weeks (2015)
  • “Loyal,” featuring Lil Wayne & French Montana Or Too $hort Or Tyga, 9 weeks (2014)
  • “New Flame,” featuring Usher & Rick Ross, 4 weeks (2014)
  • “Hold You Down,” DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih, 3 weeks (2014)
  • “It Won’t Stop,” Sevyn Streeter featuring Chris Brown, 8 weeks (2013)
  • “Birthday Cake,” Rihanna featuring Chris Brown, 3 weeks (2012)
  • “Strip,” Chris Brown featuring Kevin McCall, 2 weeks (2012)
  • “Look At Me Now,” featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, 7 weeks (2011)
  • “No BS,” 2 weeks (2011)
  • “Deuces,” featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall, 10 weeks (2010)
  • “With You,” 1 week (2008)
  • “Kiss Kiss,” featuring T-Pain, 2 weeks (2007)
  • “Shortie Like Mine,” Bow Wow featuring Chris Brown & Johnta Austin, 2 weeks (2006)
Chris Brown
Chris Brown. (Photo Credit: Mastermind/RCA Records)

On Spotify, “Sensational” has surpassed 50 million streams. It’s the second most-streamed song from its parent album, 11:11, on Spotify, following the opening track, “Angel Numbers / Ten Toes.”

The latter song, which is the latest to receive an official video, has over 117 million streams on Spotify. 

11:11 was released Nov. 10, 2023, via RCA Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart and No. 9 on the Billboard 200. 

Chris Brown 11:11 album cover
Chris Brown Entertainment/RCA Records

11:11 also includes the Grammy-nominated lead single “Summer Too Hot.” On April 11, Brown will release a deluxe edition of 11:11, which includes 13 new tracks. The expanded project will host features from Bryson Tiller, Davido, Joyner Lucas, Tee Grizzley and more. 

Five days ahead of the deluxe, Brown will headline the 2024 Dreamville Festival with SZA in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Later this summer, Brown will launch his 11:11 Tour with special guests Muni Long and Ayra Starr.

Watch Chris Brown’s “Sensational” video featuring Davido and Lojay.