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Summer Walker and Ari Lennox's 'Unloyal' Hits No. 1 on Billboard's Adult R&B Airplay Chart

Summer Walker’s sophomore album Still Over It has produced a hit single. “Unloyal,” a duet with Ari Lennox, has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart.

It marks Walker’s first chart-topper in a lead role and her second overall. The news comes less than a week after the single topped R&B radio.


Trey Songz’s “Back Home” scored Walker her first leader on the Adult R&B list in November 2020, and it remained atop the chart for three weeks.


She came close to securing her first-ever earlier that year with “Playing Games.” Her 3x multi-platinum single, lifted from 2019’s Over It, peaked at No. 2 in the June 27, 2020, issue.



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Lennox previously scored her first career No. 1 single with “Pressure.” The certified gold song, which includes co-production Elite, Bryan-Michael Cox and Jermaine Dupri, spent three weeks at the summit earlier this year.


Back to “Unloyal.” The Erykah Badu-influenced tune entered and peaked at No. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100.


It also reached No. 17 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Meanwhile, it continues to grow legs on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, currently at No. 16.




“Unloyal” is lifted from Walker’s second album, Still Over It. Released in November 2021 via LVRN/Interscope Records, the album started at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after selling 166,000 equivalent units in its opening week. Still Over It was preceded by the single “Ex for a Reason” featuring JT of City Girls.


In August, Walker joined The Weeknd for the “Best Friends (Remix).” She also teamed with Amazon Music to release an exclusive EP titled Summer Series (Amazon Music Live)


When it comes to collaborating, Walker and Lennox are inseparable. In preparation for the Washington, D.C. native’s second album age/sex/location, out Sept. 9, she recruited Walker for the song “Queen Space.” It appears on Lennox’s surprise EP Away Message, released Aug. 31.  



Lennox’s forthcoming album age/sex/location will follow her 2019 debut, Shea Butter Baby. Her second LP includes the previously shared “Pressure” and “Hoodie.”

She is hosting a series of daily events ahead of the LP, including a listening party and an official album release party, to name a few. Get more details here. 

Her debut album was named Rated R&B’s Best R&B Album of 2019. The J. Cole-assisted title track and “BMO” were among the focus tracks from Shea Butter Baby.


The former track was certified platinum for U.S. sales of more than one million equivalent units.


Meanwhile, “BMO,” co-produced by Elite, Omen and Ronald Gilmore, is now certified gold for exceeding 500,000 equivalent units.

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