CHART CHECK: Aloe Blacc Scores Top Ten On Billboard 200 & Hot 100 + Trey Songz Earns Fifth Top 40 Hit On Hot 100

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In this week’s installment of Chart Check, check out where Aloe Blacc’s third studio effort “Lift Your Spirit” debuted at on the Billboard 200. Also, find out where his latest single “The Man” landed at in the top ten of the Hot 100. Read how many album copies Ledisi’s newest album “The Truth” sold in its first week, if Ashanti’s “Braveheart” album maintained its position in the top ten of the Billboard 200 for a second week and much more.

Dates range from – March 13 – March 20 (Billboard)

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Billboard 200

R&B/soul artist Aloe Blacc’s “Lift Your Spirit” sells 45,414 in its first week sales. Blacc’s third effort debuted at No. 4.

Pharrell’s sophomore collection “G I R L” stands at No. 5 this week after debuting at No. 2. His new project sold 45,242 last week, totaling 157,776 since March 3.

Ledisi’s new soulful offering “The Truth” bows at No.14 with 19,711 copies sold in its opening week.

Six months later, John Legend’s “Love in the Future” album continues to be supported by music listeners. His fourth studio album pushes 13,000 copies last week, standing at No. 21 this week. (last week: No. 24).

Toni Braxton and Babyface’s magical duets album rises one spot to No.28, selling 10,000 copies last week. Their joint album has sold 158,000 copies since February 4.

Jhené Aiko’s “Sail Out” EP climbs five spots to No. 33 this week.

Last week, Ashanti’s long-awaited album “Braveheart” debuted at No. 10. Her new album bungee jumps 33 positions to No. 43 in its second week.

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard 200 chart.
Beyoncé – “Beyoncé” – No. 11 (last week: No. 12)
Bruno Mars – “Unorthodox Jukebox” – No. 22
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” – No. 49
R. Kelly – “Black Panties” – No. 55
Bruno Mars – “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” – No. 62
K. Michelle – “Rebellious Soul” – No. 80

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Billboard Hot 100

After spending two weeks at No. 7, Beyoncé’s Jay Z assisted track “Drunk In Love” stumbles down one spot to No. 8 this week. Her additional Hot 100 entry, “Partition” dips three spots to No. 36.

Aloe Blacc earns his first top ten as a solo artist with his buzzing single “The Man.” The DJ Khalil produced track hikes two positions to No. 10. His previous top ten song “Wake Me Up” as a featured artist peaked at No. 4 in 2013.

Chris Brown’s latest single “Loyal” rises one spot to No. 34. The video teaser for the single was released earlier this week.

After spending last week at No. 46, “Na Na” by Trey Songz climbs 11 spots to No. 35 in its eighth week. It marks his fifth top 40 hit.

In its third week, Justin Timberlake’s “Not A Bad Thing” stands at No. 42 after relaxing at No. 67 last week.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (fourth week at No. 1)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 3 (second week at No. 3)
Jason Derulo – “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz – No. 4
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” – featuring Pharrell & T.I. – No. 48
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 53
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 95

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

1. Aloe Blacc – “Lift Your Spirit” (Hot Debut)
2. Pharrell – “G I R L” (last week: No. 1 – debut)
3. Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”
4. Ledisi – “The Truth” – (Debut)
5. John Legend – “Love in the Future”

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – No. 6 (last week: No. 5)
Ashanti – “Braveheart” – No. 8 (last week: No. 2 – debut)
R. Kelly – “Black Panties” – No. 10 (last week: No. 8)
Ruben Studdard – “Unconditional Love” – No. 12 (last week: No. 23)
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War” – No. 13 (last week: No. 11)
Candice Glover – “Music Speaks” – No. 14 (last week: No. 10)
The Weeknd – “Kiss Land” – No. 18 (last week: No. 24)
TGT – “Three Kings” – No. 23 (last week: No. 15)

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Photo Credit: Stratus Digital Marketing/Soundcloud

Billboard Adult R&B Songs Chart

Toni Braxton and Babyface’s powerful duet “Hurt You” moves down one spot to No. 5 this week. Their latest duet “Where Did We Go Wrong” stands at No. 17.

Ledisi’s and Ron Isley’s latest singles remain in their exact spots from last week. Ledisi’s “I Blame You” remains at No. 7 for a second week. Meanwhile, Mr. Biggs’ “My Favorite Thing” featuring Kem rests at No. 11.

Joe’s duet “Love & Sex (Part 2)” featuring Kelly Rowland climbs to No. 13 this week after standing at No. 14 last week.

In its third week, Kelly Price’s motivating song “It’s My Time” rises three spots to No. 15.

Both singles by Candice Glover and Aloe Blacc move up two spots this week. Glover’s Jazmine Sullivan penned single “Cried” increases to No. 18. Blacc’s “The Man” ascends to No. 20 in its seventh week, becoming him a top 20 single.

After debuting at No. 23 last week, Shaliek’s new single “Ain’t Supposed To Cry” moves up to No. 22.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart.
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 1 (seventh week at No. 1)
Robin Thicke – “4 The Rest of My Life” – No. 3
Jennifer Hudson “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” ft. T.I. – No. 10
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 14
Mali Music – “Beautiful” – No. 16
Mariah Carey – “You’re Mine (Eternal)” – No. 21
Ruben Studdard – “Love, Love, Love” – No. 25

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Photo Credit: iTunes

Billboard Hot R&B Songs

John Legend’s and Aloe Blacc’s latest singles remain seated in last week’s positions for a second week. Legend’s heartfelt ballad “All of Me” stands at No. 2. Meanwhile, Blacc’s “The Man” rests at No. 5.

Chris Brown’s addictive track “Loyal” moves up one spot to No. 7. While Trey Songz’s DJ Mustard produced track “Na Na” tip-toes from No.9 to No. 8.

Beyoncé’s “Partition” falls two spots to No. 9.

Mariah Carey’s “You’re Mine (Eternal)” shifts four spots forward to No. 21.

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the Hot R&B Songs chart.
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (sixth week at No. 1)
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” – No. 4
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 10
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 14
Janelle Monaé & Miguel – “PrimeTime” – No. 20
August Alsina “Ghetto” featuring Rich Homie Quan/Yo Gotti – No. 25

Photo Credit: kmichelle/Instagram
Photo Credit: kmichelle/Instagram

Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

R&B’s soulman John Legend’s “All of Me” holds its position at No. 2 for a second week.

Yoncé’s bass-heavy track “Partition” reverses from No. 10 to No. 12. Meanwhile, Chris Brown’s “Loyal” takes over the No. 10 position after rising from No. 11.

Trey Songz’s “Na Na” resides at No. 11 this week. (last week: No. 12)

In its seventh week, K. Michelle’s fan-favorite single “Can’t Raise A Man” moves up three spots to No. 25.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1(last week: No. 1)
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” – No. 4 (last week: No. 4)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 14
Beyoncé – “XO” – No. 35
Mariah Carey – “You’re Mine (Eternal)” – No. 45
Robin Thicke – “4 The Rest of My Life” – No. 48

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

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Justin Timberlake Shares New Song and Video, ‘Supplies’

After dropping his “Filthy” track two weeks ago, Justin Timberlake follows-up with a new song called “Supplies.” On The Neptunes-produced track, Timberlake tells his woman that even in an apocalypse, his love enough for survival.

“‘Cause I’ll be the light when you can’t see / I’ll be the wood when you need heat / I’ll be the generator, turn me on when you need electricity / Some shit’s ’bout to go down / I’ll be the one with the level head / The world could end now / Baby, we’ll be living in The Walking Dead,” sings Timberlake.

Timberlake also premiered the video for “Supplies,” which was directed by Dave Meyers. The politically-charged video opens with Timberlake sitting in front of a stack of television screens consuming visuals a lot of issues that are happening in this country — from the #MeToo movement to police brutality.

From the looks of the video, Timberlake wants the world to know how ‘woke’ he is. But is he? We’ll leave that up to you to decide.

On Feb. 2, he will release his fifth album, Man of the Woods, on RCA Records. On Feb. 4, he will take center stage as the headlining act of Super Bowl Halftime Show presented by Pepsi.

Watch Justin Timberlake’s “Supplies” video below.

Toni Braxton Releases New Song ‘Heart Away’ with Birdman

R&B legend Toni Braxton teams with her alleged boyfriend Birdman for her a new track, “Heart Away.” Produced by London On Da Track, the edgy tune is an interpolation of Cash Money artist Dez Deshon’s song “Hardaway.”

“He took my heart away, bad man with good manner / Played me like I was a habit / Middle finger, he could have it / I used to dream of livin’ lavish / Now a girl’s a livin’ legend,” Braxton sings.

Birdman raps, “I got something worth more than money / Go to church, free the birds on Sundays / So much pain I took you away from it / When I pull up on you I’m stunting.”

Last fall, Braxton released her single “Deadwood” as the lead track from her upcoming album, Sex & Cigarettes

Listen to “Heart Away” below.

Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige and others Win at 49th NAACP Image Awards

The winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced on Monday night during the live broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which aired on TV One.

The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson and opened with a powerful moment in support of #TIMESUP featuring Angela Robinson, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Tracee Ellis Ross. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Terrence J with special correspondent, Tanika Ray.

Among the winners were R&B acts SZA (Outstanding New Artist), Bruno Mars (Outstanding Male Artist, Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album, Outstanding Song) and Mary J. Blige (Outstanding Female Artist). R&B legend Charlie Wilson was honored with the Music Makes a Difference Award.

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