CHART CHECK: Mariah Carey’s ‘You’re Mine’ Debuts On Hot 100 + Candice Glover Earns First Top 20 Single

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This week’s edition of Chart Check highlights Toni Braxton and Babyface’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce” album sales” and where UK artist Daley’s first album debuted on the Billboard charts. It also reveals which “American Idol” earned her first top 20 single on the Adult R&B Songs chart and where Mariah Carey’s new single “You’re Mine (Eternal)” debuted on the Billboard charts including the Hot 100.

Dates range from: February 13 – February 20 (Billboard)

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Photo Credit: iTunes

Billboard 200

Beyoncé’s self-titled album sold 48,405 copies last week, which helps her fifth studio set rise from No. 7 to No. 4. The album now totals 1, 755, 208 copies sold to date.

Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox” drops from No. 3 to No. 5, after selling 48,000 copies last week. Mars’ sophomore album now totals 2,098,000 copies sold to date. His debut effort “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” fell from No. 11 to No. 28.

After debuting at No. 4 last week, Toni Braxton and Babyface’s debut joint album “Love, Marriage & Divorce” shifts down to No. 8. The duets album has sold over 100,000 copies since its release on February 4.

John Legend’s love driven album “Love in the Future” moves up 12 spots to No. 17 this week. The album has sold 319,000 copies to date.

Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” climbs from No. 35 to No. 22, totaling 876,000 albums sold since September 30. Meanwhile, the LP’s prequel “The 20/20 Experience” slides down from No. 76 to No. 95.

R. Kelly’s twelfth album “Black Panties” moves from No. 25 to No. 23 this week. According to Chart News, “Black Panties” has sold 352,000 albums to date.

Here is a list of other R&B album positions on the Billboard 200 chart.
Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 41
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War” – No. 55
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” – No. 56
K. Michelle – “Rebellious Soul” – No. 72
Ariana Grande – “Yours Truly” – No. 74
Ruben Studdard – “Unconditional Love” – No. 106 (Last week: No. 46 – Debut)

Billboard 200 Debuts
Daley – “Days & Nights” – No 128

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Mariah Carey unveils “You’re Mine (Eternal)” single artwork. Photo credit:

Billboard Hot 100

It’s week three of the race between Beyoncé, Jason Derulo and Pharrell for the No. 1 position on the Hot 100. However, none of the artists were successful in obtaining the top spot. Take a look at the results of week three:

Pharrell’s “Happy” eyes the No. 1 spot at No. 2 for a second week. His Oscar-nominated single remains in the lead of the three-pack challenge.

Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz remains at No. 3 for another week.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” returns to the Hot 100’s top five at No. 5 after spending last week at No. 8. The shift could be due to her several released remixes featuring T.I., Kanye West and The Weeknd.

Yoncé’s other current Hot 100 song positions.
Beyoncé – “XO” – No.83
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No.95

There’s a possibility that John Legend could join the race to No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 as his single “All of Me” now stands at No. 11 after rising from No. 15.

In its fifth week, Chris Brown’s “Loyal” featuring French Montana and Lil’ Wayne ascends nine spots to No. 54. Trey Songz’s DJ Mustard-produced cut “Na Na” climbs from No. 80 to No. 69.

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the Hot 100 chart.
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines” – No. 43
Sevyn Streeter featuring Chris Brown – “It Won’t Stop” – No. 52
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 87 (Second week)
Rico Love – “They Don’t Know” – No. 89

Billboard Hot 100 Debuts
Mariah Carey – “You’re Mine (Eternal)” – No. 88

Photo Credit: DaleyOfficial/Facebook
Photo Credit: DaleyOfficial/Facebook

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

1. Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”
2. Toni Braxton, Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce”
3. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
4. Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2″
5. R. Kelly – “Black Panties”

Here is a list of R&B album positions on the R&B Albums chart.
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” – No. 8 (Last week: No. 10)
K. Michelle – “Rebellious Soul” – No. 9 (Last week: No. 9)
Ruben Studdard – “Unconditional Love” – No. 11 (Last week: No. 7 – Debut)
Janelle Monaé – “The Electric Lady” – No. 19 (Last week: No. 15)

R&B Album Debuts
Daley – “Days & Nights” – No. 12 (Hot Debut)
Eric Bellinger – “The Rebirth” – No. 15

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Photo Credit: iTunes

Billboard Adult R&B Songs

John Legend’s love struck ballad “All of Me” holds the No. 1 position for the third consecutive week.

In its fourth week, Pharrell’s feel-good tune “Happy” floats from No. 10 to No. 7. Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” breaks into the top ten at No. 10 after spending last week at No. 12.

Leela James magical duet “Say That” featuring Anthony Hamilton climbs from No. 16 to No. 14.

Season 12 “American Idol” winner Candice Glover scores her first top 20 single with “Cried.” The Jazmine Sullivan penned ballad rises from No. 21 to No. 18.

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the Adult R&B Songs chart.
Robin Thicke – “4 The Rest of My Life” – No. 2
Ron Isley featuring Kem – “My Favorite Thing” – No. 6
Ledisi – “I Blame You” – No. 12
Fantasia – “Side Effects of You” – No. 23

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Photo Credit: jheneAiko/Soundcloud

Billboard Hot R&B Songs

Pharrell stays “Happy” at No. 1 as his uplifting tune spends its second week atop the chart.

Beyoncé’s Detail-produced single “Drunk In Love” stands at No. 3 for its second week. Her controversial track “XO” dips one slot to No. 12.

After entering the top ten at No. 10 last week, Chris Brown’s “Loyal” tip-toes to No. 9.

Trey Songz “Na Na” eyes the top ten at No. 11 in its fourth week. Meanwhile, Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” moves up three spots to No. 14.

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the Hot R&B Songs chart.
Jason Derulo – “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz – No. 2
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 4
Rico Love – “They Don’t Know” – No. 16
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 19
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You” – No. 23

Hot R&B Songs Debuts
Mariah Carey – “You’re Mine (Eternal)” – No. 15

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Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Even with popular songs like Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” (No. 2) and Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” (No. 3) eyeing the top spot, Pharrell’s “Happy” remains at No. 1 for a second week.

John Legend’s love ballad “All of Me” now stands at No. 4 after spending last week at No. 5.

At week four, Trey Songz club banger “Na Na” makes its entrance into the top 20 at No. 18 after spending last week at No. 21.

After debuting at No. 50 last week, August Alsina’s “Ghetto” featuring Rich Homie Quan/Yo Gotti jumps to No. 37.

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Sevyn Streeter featuring Chris Brown – “It Won’t Stop” – No. 13
Chris Brown featuring French Montana & Lil’ Wayne – “Loyal” – No. 15
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 23
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 29
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You” – No. 41

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Debuts
Mariah Carey – “You’re Mine (Eternal)” – No. 24

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


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John Legend and Wife Chrissy Teigen Go Viral to Announce Second Child

John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen happily announced they are pregnant with their second child.

In an adorable Instagram video, captioning “It’s John,” the meme queen positions the camera at her stomach and asks their first born Luna Simone, “Luna, What’s in here?” She replies, “Baby” then proceeds to rub her mamas belly in excitement.

While followers congratulated the couple in Teigen’s comment section, John hilariously commented, “Maury will have the final word on this.”

There is no word on the sex of the child.

Check out the beautiful announcement below.

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Chart Check: Lyrica Anderson and A1 Heat Up Urban Radio, K. Michelle Lands on Urban AC

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Welcome back to another edition of Chart Check! Each week, Rated R&B provides detailed insight to the chart movements of your favorite R&B artists and R&B songs. In this updated format, we will discuss Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs (Urban AC) and Nielsen’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop National Airplay (Urban) charts extensively. Read below for more information on the week of November 25, 2017:

Urban Radio

Cassie has officially returned with her new single “Love a Loser.” The song, which features rapper G-Eazy, received 14 adds on urban radio formats in the latest tracking week. This is Cassie’s first single since “The Boys” with Nicki Minaj, which was released in 2012.

Married musicians and Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood” stars Lyrica Anderson and Floyd “A1” Bentley have been working behind the scenes writing and producing songs for other artists for years, but 2017 is looking to be the year for their own work to finally take off. This week, A1’s SWV-sampled single “Always” landed on the official urban radio chart at No. 40. The song, which features Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign, gained a 213 spin increase since last week. Meanwhile, Lyrica is floating four spots under with her tune “Don’t Take it Personal,” which is the lead single from her recently released album Adia. The song was spun 496 times and picked up one add at urban radio in the latest tracking week.

N.E.R.D. and Rihanna are two of the music industry’s most elusive acts, but they may have a hit on their hands with their new collaboration “Lemon.” After being released just a few short weeks ago, the bouncy banger has officially landed on the Urban radio chart at No. 39. The song garnered a whopping 420 spin increase at urban formats, the third-most in the latest tracking week.

Urban AC Radio

dvsn is ready to multiply their recent success by sending their first single to radio. That’s right: “Mood” has been selected as the first radio single from their latest album Morning After, which was released on Oct. 13. The single received eight adds on R&B radio formats, which is the most for the latest tracking week.

MAJOR. has returned to the R&B scene with his new single “Honest,” which leapt onto the Urban AC chart at No. 17 last week. The momentum continues this week as the piano driven ballad skips 17-16, garnering a 60 spin increase since last week. The song also received six more adds at R&B radio formats.

With her first charting single, K. Michelle’s new era has officially begun! This week, “Make This Song Cry” landed at No. 27 on Billboard’s Adult R&B chart, thanks to a 51 spin increase since last week. This is the first radio single from the Memphis-bred singer’s upcoming fourth studio album Kimberly: The People I Used to Know, which is set for a Dec. 8 release date.

Quick Notes

And in quick notes: Miguel’s War & Leisure lead single “Sky Walker” is picking up speed as it rises 16-14 on this week’s Urban radio chart. The single received a 282 spin increase and has crossed the 10 million mark in urban radio audience; Rapper DeJ Loaf and singer Jacquees’ new single “At The Club” continues to rise on urban radio, sitting just 3 spots below the official chart. The song received four adds in the latest tracking week; John Legend’s newest Darkness & Light single “Penthouse Floor” debuts at No. 26 on this week’s Urban AC chart. The song, which features Chance the Rapper, was the highest debut of the week; and finally, Kenny Lattimore has finally made a “Push” right onto the Urban AC chart, as he is the last of the three debuts this week. His new single, from his new album Vulnerable, landed at No. 28 with a total of 211 spins at R&B radio and formats.

What about you? Are you feeling Lyrica and A1’s new singles? How well do you think Cassie’s new song will do? Did you enjoy this week’s Chart Check? Let us know how you feel in the comment section below!

Top 5 Tracks from Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Album

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Rihanna has been, is, and will always be a hit maker; There’s a reason why she has fourteen No. 1 singles spanning all the way back to her second album (and just for the record, her debut single “Pon de Replay” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.) Coming off her Talk That Talk album in 2011, which featured international hits “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been,” it was time for Rihanna to take it up another notch when it came to her next album. Working with fresh blood in producers Mike-Will-Made-IT and Labyrinth while enlisting pop mainstays David Guetta and Stargate, the result was Unapologetic: an eclectic mix of EDM, trap, dance, R&B, and pop songs that scaled the musical and lyrical landscape. If this album was an avatar, it’d be “The Last Genre-Bender.”

Unapologetic marked two things: Rihanna’s first artistically complete album and first No. 1 album. While Rated R and Talk That Talk had some “woah” moments, this album found Rihanna elevating her musical core to new heights. She’s still Bad Gal RiRi, but with more wisdom, more vocal strength, and with a newfound sense of artistic confidence. It’s no wonder why it won a Grammy award for “Best Urban Contemporary Album.”

Here at Rated R&B, we’ve compiled what we consider as the best tracks from Rihanna’s seventh studio album. Check out the list below:

“Loveeeeeee Song” (feat. Future)

Future always shines when paired with female artists, but his “Loveeeeeee Song” collaboration with Rihanna might be his best duet to date. The Luney Tunez-produced cut finds the two artists flirting with idea commitment, but being temporarily satisfied with the current arrangement of keeping things purely physical. “I don’t wanna give you the wrong impression / I need love and affection / And I hope I’m not sounding too desperate / I need love and affection,” they sing. On this album full of hard-hitting choruses and club-ready bass drops, this smooth late-night thumper stands out in the best way. Rihanna’s verses and Future’s bridge eventually explodes into a lush, beautifully crafted final chorus between the two of them. If you think “Kiss it Better” is Rihanna’s best bedroom banger, then “Loveeeeeee Song” definitely gives it a run for its money.

“Get It Over With”

While the album spotlights an array of emotional lows and insecurities, there’s a silver lining thanks to this instrument-laden track. Written by Ms. Fenty, Brian Kennedy, and the ever-talented James Fauntleroy, “Get It Over With” is the ballad of broken dreams, but also a song of hope. “It’s dark in the day / I’ll say now don’t complain / Look up the sun is just a cloud away / You’re so afraid to cry / But your heart be feeling dry / It’s time to change,” Rihanna sings in the first verse. Fauntleroy is a master of stacking vocals, so it’s no surprise that we find Rihanna’s background vocals more than on point here. Paired with snaps and solemn violins, this song is the perfect mixture of resilience, strength, and sadness, which is why it makes this list.

“What Now”

Rihanna has mastered the art of emoting over the years, and “What Now” is just one flash of brilliance in her extensive discography. Co-written by fellow Bajan Livvi Franc and British producers Nathan Cassells and Parker Ighile, the song explores the dissatisfaction one feels when they’ve settled, whether that be in love, career, or life in general. “Whatever it is/It feels like it’s laughing at me through the glass of a two-sided mirror/Whatever it is/It’s just laughing at me/And I just wanna scream,” she sings. The lyrics cut just as deep as its smashing chorus, but what really elevates this song is its climax where Rihanna repeats the cadence “I don’t know where to go/I don’t know what to feel/I don’t know how to cry/I don’t know, oh-oh, why!” The winding guitar, raw emotion, and pounding bass culminates into one of the best musical moments on the album.

“Nobody’s Business” (feat. Chris Brown)

Although this collaboration didn’t make as much of a splash as their “Birthday Cake” remix, Chris Brown and Rihanna still shocked fans by linking up on this groovy duet. Co-written by Rihanna and long-time collaborator The-Dream, the song finds the ex-lovers proclaiming their love for each other, and telling off nay-sayers in the process. “You’ll always be mine / Sing it to the world / You’ll always be my boy / I’ll always be your girl / Ain’t nobody’s business / Ain’t nobody’s business / Ain’t nobody’s business / But mine and my baby,” they sing. It’s no surprise that this track contains an interpolation from “The Way You Make Me Feel,” because this euro-dance joint feels like a new-age Michael Jackson record. Breezy and Rih trade parts effortlessly; their natural chemistry is apparent. Even five years later, this song feels fresh, yet timeless, which is why it lands on this list.

“Stay” (feat. Mikky Ekko)

There’s always something special about an artist’s voice over a grand piano, which is more than clear on this tender ballad. Written largely in part by featured artist Mikky Ekko, “Stay” is almost like the continuation of “Loveeeeeee Song,” except with more feelings and time invested. “Not really sure how to feel about it / Something in the way you move / Makes me feel like I can’t live without you / And it takes me all the way / I want you to stay,” Rihanna sings. Even though the song is obviously brilliant, the reason it makes this list is because of Rihanna’s vocal showing. While her voice holds the same type of raw emotion as “What Now,” Rih wields it quite differently, drawing the audience in and pulling away with each sharp breath, vocal crack and sustained note. This all lends itself to the push-and-pull of the actual relationship that the song speaks of, which really speaks to her growth artistically and dedication to the edgier, tougher vision for Unapologetic. Major props go to Kuk Harrell, who is the vocal engineer and producer on this song as well as the entire album.

Stream Unapologetic on Spotify below.

What’s your favorite song on Unapologetic? Let us know in the comment section below!