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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Tank Recruits Trey Songz and Ty Dolla Sign for ‘When We’ Remix

Tank’s gold-selling single “When We” continues to evolve.The R&B General teams up with his label mates Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign for the official remix.

Hoping to add spice to Valentine’s Day playlists, the three R&B crooners update the sex-driven track with their own bedroom escapades.

Trigga opens up the track with his seductive verse, where he tells his woman he wants to take his time making sweet love to her. “I love the way you fuck me / But you don’t understand it’s way more than fucking when I fuck you / I would cross the ocean for you / Stroking through the ocean for you,” he sings.

Dolla Sign follows up with a braggadocio verse about his lovemaking skills. “Ride me like a pony / These niggas so phony / Treat you like a trophy / You know I pick up when the phone rings / You know I go deep until I make you scream,” he sings.

The original version of “When We” appears on Tank’s latest album, Savage, which released last fall. The song has over 17 million streams on Spotify alone.

Listen to Tank’s “When We (Remix)” below.

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K. Michelle Shares ‘Crazy Like You’ Video

Don’t mess with K. Michelle or you’ll come up missing. The versatile artist reveals her plans for revenge to her therapist Annabelle in the video for “Crazy Like You.”

The eerie picture starts with K. Michelle and several look-a-likes strutting around an abandoned warehouse in a revealing black outfit. The camera flashes to more women, one holding a tank of gasoline, who seem to be ready to set fire to the rain. Going back to K, sporting a platinum blonde ponytail, an over-sized dress and plaid boots, she gets comfy on a vintage sofa to share her plot for vengeance to a red-headed doll.

“Crazy Like You” is lifted from K. Michelle’s latest album, Kimberly: The People I Used To Know.

See how K. Michelle and her bandits get even with their mate below.

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Keyshia Cole Plans to Repackage ’11:11 Reset’ With Three New Songs

Keyshia Cole has been hush mouth since the release of her 11:11 Reset album last October. Her silence has its good reasons though, according to a recent Instagram post.

The “Better Me” singer has plans to revive her latest album and its era. “I will be announcing a tour soon,” she wrote. She will also rerelease her album with three new songs.

The 11-track project, which released on Oct. 20, 2017, highlights Cole’s personal triumphs and trials post-divorce. The album includes the Remy Ma and French Montana assisted single “You” and soulful ballad “Incapable.”

There is no word on when Cole will re-release the album.

Are you interested in new music from Keysh? Let us know in the comment section. 

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