Artist of the Week: Kem

The Nashville-born musician ties Charlie Wilson and Maxwell for the most No. 1s among male artists in the Billboard's Adult RnB Airplay chart's history with his new single, 'Stuck on You'.

AceShowbiz - Kem is blasting to No. 1 on the Billboard music chart with his new single "Stuck on You". With the love song, which was released ahead of this year's Valentine's Day in February, the Nashville-born musician hit the summit of Billboard's Adult R&B Airplay chart dated April 16.

This marked Kem's eight No. 1 on the list, tying him with Charlie Wilson and Maxwell for the most among male acts in the 29-year history of the chart. While Charlie set the mark back in 2020, Maxwell matched it in late March.

The track advanced from No. 4 after it registered a 10 percent improvement in plays in the week ending April 10, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data. It became the week's most-played song at U.S. monitored adult R&B radio stations.

Not stopping there, "Stuck on You" jumped from No. 25 to No. 22 on the overall R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. On the current list, it gained 18 percent in the weekly audience to 6.2 million in the week ending April 10.

In the new song, Kem sings about how he's so smitten with his special someone. "We be making love til the morning/ Can't you hear the raindrops falling/ In your tenderness," so read the lyrics. "And even when my world is spinning/ I got a brand new beginning/ When I feel your kiss."

"Stuck on You" is Kem's first release of 2022 and the first taste of his upcoming project, which will follow 2020's "Love Always Wins". While he's gearing up for new music, the Grammy nominee is also busy with his "Full Circle Tour".

When kicking off his tour in late March, Kem performed some of fan-favorites, including, "You're on My Mind", "Heaven" and "Share My Life". He said of the tracks, "It's like all of these songs I have been writing all of these years have been prayers to bring the love of my life into my world... I was good ... but with a strong, beautiful, sensuous, intelligent, soft Black woman by my side, I realized I could go from good to great," referring to his wife Erica.

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