CHART CHECK: K. Michelle’s ‘V.S.O.P.’ Enters Hot 100, Sevyn Streeter Continues to Climb Charts

In this week’s edition of Chart Check, find out what singer/reality star debuted on the Hot 100 chart, where Lyfe Jennings’ new album opened on the Billboard 200 chart, the top-selling R&B albums and much more.

Dates range from Oct. 10 -17 (Billboard) and Oct.13 – Oct 19 (radio).


Billboard 200

After debuting atop the Billboard 200 last week, Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” was unsuccessful with holding on to the number one spot. The album fell to No.5, selling 69,653 this week with a total of 420,126 units sold since September 30.

Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” album tripped 12 slots to No.27, selling 11,644 copies. It has now sold 532,182 since July 30.

John Legend isn’t letting “Love in the Future” be an album fans don’t “Love in the Present.” The album moves from No.29 to No.25.

Tamar Braxton may want to go back to the battlefield known as promotion. Her sophomore effort “Love and War” slips from No.23 to No.34. While it fell to the Top 40 this week, the album has sold 204,349 copies since September 3.

Other notable and un-notable album positions.

Lyfe Jennings – “Lucid” -No.32 – Debut
The Weeknd – “Kiss Land” – No.53
Jaheim – “Appreciation Day” – No.63
TGT – “Three Kings” -No.72
Janelle Monae – “The Electric Lady” – No.75


Billboard Hot 100

Congratulations to K.Michelle. She notched her first-ever Hot 100 entry this week with “V.S.O.P.” at No.90.

John Legend’s heartfelt ballad “All of Me” has re-entered at No.89. The song appears on his chart-topping LP “Love in the Future.”

With the help of radio and the visuals to accompany the single, Sevyn Streeter’s “It Won’t Stop” moves from No. 90 to No. 78.

After debuting at No.72 last week, Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me” skips to No.64.

New Orleans native August Alsina continues to ride high with his hit single “I Luv This Sh*t.” Last week, the record stood at No.56 and now this week it moves to No.53.



Billboard R&B Albums

In their respective order, here are the Top 5 R&B Albums Among R&B Acts:

1. Justin Timberlake – ‘The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2”
2. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
3. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
4. Lyfe Jennings – “Lucid” (Hot Debut)
5. Tamar Braxton – “Love and War”


Billboard R&B Songs

Sevyn Streeter continues to rise up the R&B songs chart. Her Chris Brown assisted tune “It Won’t Stop” climbs from No.9 to No.8.

K.Michelle finds her rightful place back in the Top 10 this week. Her lead single “V.S.O.P.” moves from No.12 to No.10. The song has peaked at No.9 since its entry.

Newly married singer John Legend re-entered the Top 10 at No.9 with his latest single “All of Me.”

Toni Braxton and BabyFace’s duet “Hurt You” re-enters the entire R&B Songs chart at No.16 this week. Their joint album “Love, Marriage, & Divorce” is set to release November 25 via Motown.

Other notable/un-notable R&B songs performances:
August Alsina ft. Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This Sh*t” – ( No.5 =)
Justin Timberlake – “TKO” – (No.6 =)
R Kelly ft. 2 Chainz – “My Story” – (No.14)
Tamar Braxton – “All The Way Home” – (No.21)



Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Chris Brown and Robin Thicke both move two spots up the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week. Brown’s single “Love More” featuring Nicki Minaj now stands at No.7. Thicke’s Kendrick Lamar assisted tune “Give It 2 U” moves to No.9.

Like George and Weezie, K.Michelle , John Legend and Sevyn Streeter are moving on up the charts. “V.S.O.P.” by K. Michelle climbs from No.37 to No.29. “All of Me” by John Legend makes a 15 jump splash to No.28. “It Won’t Stop” by Sevyn Streeter moves from No.33 to No.26.

Other notable/un-notable R&B songs performances
Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines” – (No.3=)
August Alsina ft. Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This Sh*t” – (No.15)



Urban Radio

Last week, Sevyn Streeter’s “It Won’t Stop” ended the week at No.9 2,635 radio spins. Streeter’s smash single closes this week at No.6, spinning over 2,860 radio spins.

Chris Brown’s “Love More” featuring Nicki Minaj moves only slot to No.9 while Miguel’s Kendrick Lamar assisted tune “How Many Drinks” falls five spots to No.10.

Tamar Braxton is still running into the red lights of the Top 40 as her single “All The Way Home” only moves from No.35 to No.30.

Omarion’s smooth tune “Know You Better” featuring Fabolous & Pusha T flies from No.53 to No.43 this week. The song appears on the Maybach Music Group compilation album “Self Made Vol.3.”

Other notable/un-notable R&B songs performances:

August Alsina ft. Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This Sh*t” – No.2 =
K.Michelle – “V.S.O.P” – No.7 =
Janelle Monae ft. Miguel – Primetime – No.39
Mario – Fatal Distraction – No.49



Urban AC Radio

Toni Braxton and BabyFace’s “Hurt You” stood at No.4 last week. This week, the hot single has jumped to No.3, notching 1595 radio spins since its entry.

Rock soul diva, Fantasia continues to blaze the charts with her summer anthem “Without Me” featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott. It rose from No.8 to No.5 this week.

John Legend scores his first Urban AC Top 10 of the “Love in the Future” era. “All of Me” rises from No.11 to No.10.

Ledisi’s “I Blame You” scores the R&B songstress a Top 30 hit. The single moved from No.38 to No.28.

K.Michelle’s “V.S.O.P.” rises from No.41 to No.31 while R&B legend Charlie Wilson’s “I Still Have You” skyrockets from No.73 to No.39.

Other notable/un-notable R&B songs performances:

Jennifer Hudson ft. T.I. – “I Can’t Describe – No.76 to No.41
Jaheim – “He Don’t Exist” – No.65 to No.49
Keyshia Cole – “I Choose You” – No.24 to No.22
India.Arie – “Just Do You” – No.33 to No.44

(Source: Billboard, All Access, Chart News )

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Stream K. Michelle’s New Album ‘Kimberly: The People I Used to Know’

K. Michelle has released her fourth studio album, Kimberly: The People I Used to Know, on Atlantic Records. The 21-track project features guest appearances from R&B hitmakers Chris Brown and Jeremih.

The Memphis native shared a handful of songs leading up to the album’s release including “Make This Song Cry,” “Birthday,” “Either Way” and “Kim K.” On the latter track, some people assumed K. Michelle was throwing shots at Kim Kardashian. However, she explained the song is about cultural appropriation.

“I see some blogs trying to make My song ‘Kim K’ messy, lord if u only knew how fly I think she is,” K. Michelle tweeted. “People are me would tell u. The statement behind the song is black Women are rarely given credit for our cultural trends and flyness.”

She continued, “Truths can be spoken without a shade tree behind them. For ages Black women have been taught by society that our image isn’t good enough for mainstream or that we need to make changes. I believed them and made those SOME of those changes, only 2 regret it.”

On The People I Used to Know, Michelle takes listeners on a journey through her mind. “The album shows me and all my bipolar-ness so it really shows that and I hit on every single emotion of being a woman and being a growing woman,” she once told Billboard. “So it has, even for a man, a lot of things you can relate to you, a lot of life issues this time not just heartbreak but life in general.”

The People I Used to Know is the follow-up to K. Michelle’s 2016 album, More Issues Than Vogue, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

Stream Kimberly: The People I Used to Know below.

Miguel Performs ‘War & Leisure’ Songs for Vevo

Following the release of his War & Leisure album, Miguel partners with Vevo for an exclusive performance series.

The California native traveled to New York for an intimate performance captured live at Elsewhere in Brooklyn. He performed four songs off the album including the Travis Scott-assisted “Sky Walker,” the J.Cole-assisted “Come Through and Chill,” “Pineapple Skies” and “Told You So.”

“Part of this album’s purpose was finding a balance between being aware of what’s going on and not letting it weigh me down,” he told Vevo.

Vibe to Miguel’s performance below and be sure to check out War & Leisure. 

“Pineapple Skies”

“Sky Walker”

“Told You So”

“Come Through and Chill”

Listen to K. Michelle’s New Song ‘Kim K’

In just one week (Dec. 8), K. Michelle will drop her fourth album, Kimberly: The People I Used to Know. As fans await her new project, the Memphis native shares a new track interestingly titled “Kim K.”

The raw track finds K. Michelle venting about the hypocrisy she has to deal with people. “Wuzzup with all you black women? / I date a black man named Idris / You say ‘[I’m] ghetto, he trippin,’ / You’d rather him with white women,” she sings.

Later ponders what life would be if she was a Kardashian, since they have been accused if appropriating black culture for profit. “Wish I could be a Kardashian so I could be black / Put my face over Pac, wear my braids to the back / Throw a filter on that, ’cause ain’t shit real / And ain’t shit funny, so fuck how you feel,” she sings.

Kimberly: The People I Used to Know will also include her previously released songs “Make This Song Cry,” “Birthday” and “Either Way” featuring Chris Brown.

Listen to K. Michelle’s new track “Kim K” below.

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