Kehlani debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Songwriters chart (dated May 23), thanks to 12 songwriting credits on the latest Hot R&B Songs chart from her new album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.
The set arrives at No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 83,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
“Can I,” featuring Tory Lanez, which Kehlani co-wrote with Lanez, Pop Wansel, Jake One, Daniel Klein, Matthew Campfield, Jazze Pha, Kevin Hicks, Bryan-Michael Cox and Johnta Austin, leads her dozen Hot R&B Songs titles at No. 4 (tying her best career rank). It concurrently debuts at No. 50 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.
Here’s a look at all 12 of Kehlani’s entries on the latest Hot R&B Songs chart (all of which she co-wrote):
Rank, Title (Songwriters in addition to Kehlani)
No. 4, “Can I,” feat. Tory Lanez (Pop Wansel, Jake One, Daniel Klein, Matthew Campfield, Tory Lanez, Jazze Pha, Kevin Hicks, Bryan-Michael Cox and Johnta Austin)
No. 6, “Toxic” (Ryan Martinez, K.Beazy)
No. 9, “Change Your Life,” feat. Jhene Aiko (Pop Wansel, Oak Felder, Alex Nice, Ten4, Jhene Aiko)
No. 13, “F&MU” (Nija Charles, Jahaan Sweet, Paolo Rodriguez)
No. 14, “Water” (India Perkins, Destin Conrad, Alex Ben-Abdallah, Dan Foster)
No. 15, “Bad News” (Jahaan Sweet)
No. 16, “Everybody Business” (Go Grizzly, Los Hendrix, Trinidad James, Destin Conway, Chad Hugo, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams)
No. 18, “Hate the Club,” feat. Masego (Jahaan Sweet, Yussef Dayes, Masego)
No. 21, “Serial Lover” (Jahaan Sweet, Boi-1da, Johaan Deterville, Michael Samuels, Vianey Mfuamba)
No. 22, “Can You Blame Me” feat. Lucky Daye (Pop Wansel, Sam Wish, Daniel Klein, Matthew Campfield, Nija Charles, David Brown, Dab Bowie, Michael MacGregor)
No. 24, “Open (Passionate)” (Nija Charles, Los Hendrix, Pop Wansel, Destin Conrad, My Guy Mars, Michael Cox, James Keys, Roget Chahayed, Pooh Beatz)
No. 25, “Grieving,” feat. James Blake (James Blake, Boi-1da, Johaan Deterville)
Kehlani’s production collaborators Jahaan Sweet and Pop Wansel concurrently debut at Nos. 2 and 9, respectively, on the R&B Producers chart, thanks to their work on It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.
The weekly R&B Songwriters and R&B Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot R&B Songs chart; As with Billboard’s yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).