Victoria Monet achieves her first No. 1 on a Billboard songs chart as “On My Mama” rules the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay survey dated Nov. 18. The single advances from No. 3 after a 10% jump in plays made it the most-played song on U.S. monitored R&B/hip-hop radio stations in the week ending Nov. 9, according to Luminate.
The song’s coronation adds to a special day for “On My Mama” news: On Friday (Nov. 10), “Mama” received 2024 Grammy Awards nominations for record of the year and best R&B song, two of Monet’s seven total nods.
Elsewhere, “On My Mama” nears the top 10 on Adult R&B Airplay with a 15-11 jump and 19% surge in weekly plays. Thanks to strong performance at both the mainstream and adult formats, the Grammy contender retains its No. 4 high on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay list, which ranks songs by combined audience totals from mainstream R&B/hip-hop and adult R&B stations. There, “On My Mama” improves 10% in weekly audience to reach 16.5 million impressions. Another top 10 status may be on the horizon, with “On My Mama” lifting 13-11 on Rhythmic Airplay through a 17% weekly play boost at the format.
With its radio success, “On My Mama” has improved on the chart fortunes of its origin song, Chalie Boy’s “I Look Good.” The Southern rap hit, which is sampled in Monae’s tune, reached No. 20 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and No. 40 on Rhythmic Airplay in 2009. Thanks to the sample, Charlie Boy earns a Grammy nomination in the best R&B song category, which is awarded to a track’s songwriters.
While “On My Mama” is Monet’s first No. 1 Billboard song as a performer, she’s become very familiar with the top spot as a songwriter, often through her work on tracks recorded by Ariana Grande. Among the highlights, Monet has co-writing credits on two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits, Grande’s “Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings,” which ruled the chart for seven and eight weeks, respectively, in 2018-19.
“On My Mama” appears on Victoria Monet’s 2022 studio album, Jaguar II. The set, released in August, has peaked at No. 6 on the Top R&B Albums chart.