Otis Redding has a top 50 Single and a top 15 R&B single for the first time since 1969 with a little help from Jay-Z and Kanye West.
Otis, billed as Jay-Z and Kanye West Featuring Otis Redding, is on the R&B Singles for the first time since September 13, 1969 when his Free Me was at number 30. The number 15 position is the highest he's been on the chart since early 1969 when Papa's Got a Brand New Bag made it to number 10. The break of 41 years and 10 months is the longest in R&B history, beating Cab Calloway who held the old record at 30 years.
On the Hot 100, it has been 42 years and 1 month since his last appearance. Here, he doesn't break a record as the Chipmunks had a span of 46 years between 1962 (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) and 2007 (The Christmas Song (Don't Be Late) (2007 Version)).
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