By being at the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart on Billboard for 17 weeks in a row, Tems’ “Free Mind” accomplishes an amazing feat and sets a new standard for the longest reign by a lead female artist.
— billboard (@billboard) May 18, 2023
Most weeks at #1 for female US Hot R&B/Hip Hop radio airplay: Tems – Free Mind (17 weeks). pic.twitter.com/Ng9zD7wPxg
— Sonny Jermain 🏳️🌈 (@SonnyJermain) May 18, 2023
This achievement adds to the song’s incredible journey, which saw it first become well-known as a sleeper success from the 2020 EP before becoming a streaming phenomenon in 2022 thanks to fervent fans. Its place as a radio hit that broke records has now been solidified.