CHART CHECK: TLC Sees ’20’ Sales Spike, Sevyn Streeter Earns Top 5 On Urban Radio

In this week’s edition of Chart Check, find out how TLC’s biopic helped boost their greatest hits album sales, where Janelle Monáe’s “Primetime” duet with Miguel debuted on the Billboard R&B Songs Chart, which R&B newcomer has the No.1 song on Billboard Heatseekers Songs Chart and much more.

Dates range from Oct. 24 – Oct. 31 (Billboard) and Oct. 27 – Nov. 2 (radio).



Billboard 200

Last week, there was no R&B album in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 Album chart. However, Justin Timberlake fills the void as “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” rises from No. 11 to No. 8, pushing 25,531 copies this week. It has now sold 480,873 units since September 30.

Thanks to Vh1’s biopic “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” TLC’s greatest hits album “20” leaped from No.72 to No.12, selling 20,454 copies this week.

TLC’s 1995 release “CrazySexyCool” re-enters the Billboard 200 Album chart at No. 108. Their previous greatest hits album “Now and Forever: The Hits” re-enters as well at No. 169.

Robin Thicke’s latest album “Blurred Lines” falls from No. 28 to No. 31. Hopefully his new single “Feel Good” will help his album climb to a higher position in the coming weeks.

“Love in the Future” by John Legend slides down three spots to No.34. The album sold 8,081 copies this week, pushing 172,040 since its release on September 3.

Tamar Braxton’s sophomore album“Love and War” continues to slide down the chart. Last week, it was at No.45. Now, it stands at No.52. Braxton has sold 218,484 copies of “Love and War” since its September 3rd release.

Other album positions.

Ariana Grande – “Yours Truly” – No. 56
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience” – No. 61
The Weeknd – “Kiss Land” – No. 67
Mary J.Blige – “A Mary Christmas” – No.72 (Debuted: No. 24 last week)
Janelle Monáe’ – “The Electric Lady” – No.8 8 (Last week: No. 95)
Donna Summer – “Love to Love You Donna” – No. 97 (Debut)
TGT – “Three Kings” – No.107
Jaheim – “Appreciation Day” – No.118
K.Michelle – “Rebellious Soul” – No.147




Billboard Hot 100

Robin Thicke’s hit single “Blurred Lines” fell out the top ten, landing at No.11 this week.

Chris Brown’s “Love More” featuring Nicki Minaj moves two spots from No.25 to No.23.

August Alsina’s “I Luv This Sh*t” continues to rise up the pop dominated chart. It rises from No.51 to No.48, making it his first top 50 on this chart.

“Marry Me” by Jason Derulo only moves two spots this week, from No. 54 to No.52.

With the help of Justin Timberlake’s music video to “TKO,” his new single moves up three spots from No.56 to No.53.

Sevyn Streeter’s blazing single “It Won’t Stop” climbed three spots this week from No.65 to No.60.

K.Michelle’s debut single “V.S.O.P. falls from No.89 to No.92.




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. TLC – “20” (Debuted No.9 last week)
3. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
4. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
5. Tamar Braxton – “Love and War”

Other album positions

Mary J. Blige – “A Mary Christmas” – No.9 (Debuted No.2 last week)
Janelle Monáe – “The Electric Lady” – No.10 (Last week: 11)
Donna Summer – Love to Love You Donna – No.11 (Hot Debut)




Billboard Heatseekers Songs 

According to, the Heatseekers Songs chart is the week’s most popular songs across all formats by new or developing acts who have never appeared as lead artist in the Top 50 of the Hot 100. Once the song has reach the Top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song will then be ineligible to appear on Heatseekers Songs.

Last week, August Alsina held the No.1 spot with “I Luv This Sh*t” featuring Trinidad Jame$. Since the single has reached the top 50 (No.48) on Billboard Hot 100, it is now ineligible to appear on this chart.

Now carrying the torch for R&B at No.1 is “It Won’t Stop” by CBE signee Sevyn Streeter.

K.Michelle’s “V.S.O.P.” rises from No.10 to No.9.



Billboard R&B Songs

Janelle Monáe’s duet “Primetime” with Miguel debuts at No.25.

“I Luv This Sh*t” by August Alsina and Trinidad Jame$ moves from No. 5 to No.4 this week.

K.Michelle’s and John Legend’s latest singles both decline by one spot on the R&B songs chart. Michelle’s “V.S.O.P.” fell from No.8 to No.9. Meanwhile, Legend’s “All of Me” slips from No.9 to No.10.

Tamar Braxton’s “Hot Sugar” bungy jumped from No.13 to No.22. Meanwhile, her latest single “All The Way Home” moves up from No.19 to No.17.



Urban radio

Sevyn Streeter scores her first top 5 with her breakout single “It Won’t Stop.” It received 3,272 spins this week (3,025 spins last week).

“Love More” by Chris Brown moves from No. 9 to No.7, closing the week with 2,917 radio spins.

Miguel’s “How Many Drinks” featuring Kendrick Lamar remains at No.10.

Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” falls from No.16 to No.22.

Tamar Braxton’s “All The Way Home” slips down from No.28 to No.29.

“Overdose” by the newly engaged Ciara climbs from No.48 to No.40, totaling 522 radio spins.

Like a mannequin, Mario’s second single “Fatal Distraction” remains still at No.50.

Other R&B song positions.

August Alsina ft. Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This Sh*t” – No. 2
K.Michelle – “V.S.O.P” – No. 9
Omarion ft. Fabolous & Pusha T – Know You Better” – No. 45



Urban AC radio

John Legend’s “All of Me” moves one slot from No.10 to No. 9.

Tamar Braxton’s “All The Way Home” eyes the top 10 at No.11, which was its position last week.

“V.S.O.P.” by K.Michelle moves two spots from No.19 to No.17, totaling 345 radio spins.

Ledisi’s new single “I Blame You” rises from No. 24 to No.19.

Keyshia Cole’s “I Choose You” chooses to move four steps backwards from No. 21 to No. 25.

UK artist Daley continues to rise with his latest single “Look Up” from No.32 to No.26.

Jaheim’s and Leela James’ current singles end the week at higher positions. Jaheim’s “He Don’t Exist” climbs from No.42 to No.34. James’ “Say That” featuring Anthony Hamilton flies from No.50 to No.37.
( Source: Chart News, Billboard, All Access )


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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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