Music icon Babyface graces the top 10 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart, as his current single “As a Matter of Fact” moves to No. 9 this week.
It’s Babyface’s 16th top 10 single, dating back to 1993’s “For The Cool In You,” which reached No. 2. The song appeared on his album of the same name.
“As a Matter of Fact” marks Babyface’s first top 10 hit as a lone artist since 2016, when “We’ve Got Love” shined at No. 9. That song is lifted from his 2015 album, Return of the Tender Lover, which was released on Def Jam.
This is Babyface’s third consecutive year having a top 10 entry on the Adult R&B Airplay chart. He started this trend in 2021 when he was featured at No. 2 on Jam & Lewis’ “He Don’t Know Nothin’ Bout It.”
“As a Matter of Fact” was released on Feb. 9, two days ahead of his Super Bowl LVII performance, where he performed “America the Beautiful.”
At this publishing, there are no details to support if “As a Matter of Fact” will appear on a forthcoming Babyface album. It is, however, his first release for P Music Group.
Babyface will keep the momentum for his latest achievement going with a slate of concerts.
In addition to playing dates on Anita Baker’s The Songstress Tour, he’s booked for other shows, including the Hampton Jazz Festival, the Cincinnati Music Festival and Bourbon & Beyond. Get the rundown on all of Babyface’s 2023 shows at babyfacemusic.com.
Listen to Babyface’s “As a Matter of Fact” below.