CHART CHECK: Mary J. Blige Scores 12th Top 10 Album, Tamar Braxton’s ‘All The Way Home’ Debuts On The Hot 100

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In this week’s installment of Chart Check, learn which R&B songstress scored her 12th top 10 album on the Billboard 200, how much Sevyn Streeter’s “Call Me Crazy, But…” EP sold in its first week, where Tamar Braxton’s “All The Way Home” debuted at on the Hot 100, which new single by August Alsina entered into Urban radio this week and much more.

Dates range from December 5 – December 12 (Billboard) and December 8 – December 14 (radio).

The Hot 100

Robin Thicke’s smash single “Blurred Lines” holds onto the No.24 position for a second week.

The “Queen of Christmas.” Mariah Carey finds success with her classic rendition of “All I Want For Christmas.” The song re-entered the Hot 100 at No.26 this week.

Chris Brown’s third single “Love More” from his “X” album rests at No.27 (Last week: No.28).

After scoring her first top 40 hit last week, Sevyn Streeter’s “It Won’t Stop” makes its way to the top 30 from No.34 to No.30.

Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me’ stands at No.33 (Last week: No.29).

“All of Me” by John Legend rises 16 spots from No.72 to No.56, the highest position to date for the single. It’s also the only tune from his “Love in the Future” era to enter the Hot 100.

Other song positions

Justin Timberlake – “TKO” – No.47 (Last week: No.36)
August Alsina – “I Luv This Sh*t” ft. Trinidad Jame$ – No.61
Rihanna – “What Now” – No.84
Ariana Grande – “Right There” ft. Big Sean – No.90
Tamar Braxton – “All The Way Home” – No.96 (Debut)



Billboard 200

Sevyn Streeter makes her Billboard 200 debut with her “Call Me Crazy, But…” EP. It debuted at No.30, selling 17,098 copies its first week.

Mary J.Blige reaches a milestone on the Billboard 200 this week. “A Mary Christmas” leaped from No.15 to No.10, which in return helped the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul score her 12th top 10 album on the Billboard 200.

Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” falls from No.11 to No.24. Meanwhile, its Grammy nominated predecessor, “The 20/20 Experience” dropped down to No.78 (Last week: No.36).

Ariana Grande’s debut album “Yours Truly” falls 30 spots from No.21 to No.51. The album has sold 306,000 copies to date. (released Sept. 3).

Mariah Carey’s multi-platinum album “Merry Christmas” stands at No.49 this week. (Last week: No.84).

Other album positions
Various R&B artists – “The Best Man Holiday” soundtrack – No.45
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” – No. 57 (Last week: No.24)
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War” – No.60
John Legend – “Love in the Future” – No.84 (Last week: No.94)
Tamar Braxton – “Winter Loversland” – No.100 (Last week: No.96)
The Temptations – “Best of the Temptations Christmas” – No.111 (Last week: No.166)


Billboard’s Adult Contemporary

According to Billboard, the Adult Contemporary chart makes up the week’s most popular soft rock songs, ranked by radio airplay detections as measured by Nielsen BDS.

Mary J.Blige’s holiday tunes from “A Mary Christmas” continue to take over the Adult Contemporary chart. Her cover of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” rises from No.8 to No.2. Meanwhile, “My Favorite Things” stands at No.13 (Last week: No.16) and “The First Noel” with The Clark Sisters moves from No.26 to No.22.


Billboard R&B Albums

In their respective order, here are the Top 5 R&B albums among R&B acts.

1. Mary J.Blige – “A Mary Christmas”
2. Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2”
3. Sevyn Streeter – “Call Me Crazy, But…” EP (Hot Debut)
4. Various R&B artists – “The Best Man Holiday” Soundtrack
5. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”

Other album positions:
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience” – No.7 (Last week No.4)
Jhene Aiko – “Sail Out” – No.10
K.Michelle – “Rebellious Soul” – No.12
Ray Charles – “Ray Charles Forever” – No.15 (Last week: No.22)

Billboard R&B Songs

With the help of its accompanying visuals (released last week), Tamar Braxton’s “All The Way Home” soars from No.15 to No.9, becoming its highest peak position since entering the chart eleven weeks ago.

Mack Wilds’ and John Legend’s latest singles rises one slot on Billboard’s R&B Songs chart this week. Legend’s heartwarming ballad “All of Me” moves from No.7 to No.6. Wilds’ “Own It” from his 2014 Grammy nominated album “New York: A Love Story” stands at No.12 (Last week: No.13).

“My Story” by R.Kelly featuring 2 Chainz falls one slot from No. 9 to No.10. His new album “Black Panties” is available in stores and online.

Other song positions:
K.Michelle – “V.S.O.P.” – No.13
Rico Love – “They Don’t Know” – No.14
Toni Braxton and Babyface – “Hurt You” – No.15
Jhene Aiko – “The Worst” – No.24 (Debut)

Billboard Adult R&B Songs

For the second week, “Hurt You” by Toni Braxton and Babyface remains at No.1.

“Without Me” by Fantasia featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott climbs from No.4 to No.2. The ladies anthem is nominated for Best R&B Song at the 56th GRAMMY Awards.

R.Kelly’s “Genius” stands at No.8 this week. (Last week: No.9).

Jennifer Hudson’s “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” featuring T.I. moves two spots from No.15 to No.13.

Other song positions
Eric Benet – “Runnin” – No.14 (Last week: No.11)
Ledisi – “I Blame You” – No.19
Keyshia Cole – “I Choose You” – No.27 (Last week: No.24)

Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Robin Thicke, Sevyn Streeter and Chris Brown all have one thing in common this week. Their singles all moved one slot upward on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” ft. T.I. & Pharrell – No.7 (Peak: No.1)

Chris Brown – “Love More” ft. Nicki Minaj – No.8 (Peak: No.7)

Sevyn Streeter “It Won’t Stop” ft. Chris Brown – No.9 (Peak: No.9)

“TKO” by Justin Timberlake makes a dump down to No.13 (Last week: No.11).

John Legend’s powerful love song “All of Me” climb from No.22 to No.16.

Other song positions
Tamar Braxton – “All The Way Home” – No.32 (Last week: No.46)
Mack Wilds – “Own It” – No. 39 (Last week: No.43).


Urban radio

Sevyn Streeter’s “It Won’t Stop” retains its position at No.1 on Urban radio.

New Zealand sensation Lorde surprisingly reaches the top 10 with her breakout single “Royals.” The Grammy nominated track climbs from No.11 to No.7, reaching 2,550 radio spins.

“They Don’t Know” by Rico Love moves from No.13 to No.12 this week. Meanwhile, Mack Wilds’ “Own It” moves two spots from No.17 to No.15.

Omarion’s collaborative track “Know You Better” featuring Fabolous and Pusha T stands at No.34.

August Alsina’s new single “Ghetto” featuring Rich Homie Quan rises from No.53 to No.47, already spinning over 360 radio spins since entering the top 50 six days ago.


Urban AC Radio

Robin Thicke’s soulful cut “For the Rest of My Life”reaches No.3 this week. (Last week: No.5).

“All Of Me” by John Legend moves from No.6 to No.5.

Jennifer Hudson’s funky single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel) featuring T.I. sails north from No.16 to No.14.

Kem’s and Mary J.Blige’s latest holiday efforts make an impact this week on Urban AC radio. “Be Mine For Christmas” by Kem jumps from No.32 to No.23. While Blige’s cover of “This Christmas” leaps from No.43 to No.26.

Candice Glover’s new single “Cried” eyes the top 30 of Urban radio at No.31. (Last week: No.36)

( Source: All Access, Billboard, Chart News, Hits Daily Double)

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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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Mary J. Blige to Perform at 2018 Oscars

R&B legend Mary J. Blige is not only a two-time Oscar nominee this year, she is a performer, too. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul will perform her Oscar-nominated song “Mighty River” at the 90th Academy Awards.

While discussing her Oscar attire and how she celebrated her double nods news with Diddy and friends, Blige tells Entertainment Tonight that she intends performing the powerful ballad from the Mudbound film. “This is all beautiful. This is the thing we dream about,” she says.

Blige made history as the first person ever to score nods for a performance and original song in the same year, for the same film. “My phone rang at about 5:30 a.m. and it was my publicist, Amanda, and she was screaming. And I don’t know what it is so I’m screaming and I’m crying! It’s just a really emotional time. We’re not taking this lightly because things like this don’t happen. And it did.”

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 90th Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, March 4 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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