CHART CHECK: Trey Songz’s ‘Na Na’ Rises On Billboard Charts, Tank’s ‘You’re My Star’ Debuts On Adult R&B Songs Chart

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This week’s installment of Chart Check highlights Trey Songz’s recent success with his DJ Mustard produced single, “Na Na” on the Billboard charts. We also see where Ledisi’s and Aloe Blacc’s latest albums stand on the Billboard 200 and R&B Albums chart after debuting on both charts last week. In addition, we take a look at where Tank’s and K. Michelle’s new single debuted on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart this week.

Dates range from: March 20 – March 27 (Billboard)

Photo Credit: Def Jam Records
Photo Credit: Def Jam Records

Billboard 200

After debuting three weeks ago, Pharrell’s “G I R L” album stands at No. 6 this week. His sophomore album sold 34,000 copies last week, totaling 192,000 copies since its release on March 3.

Last week Aloe Blacc’s new album “Lift Your Spirit” opened at No. 4. In week two, his third studio album falls 15 positions to No. 19, selling 15,000 copies. The album has sold 60,000 copies since March 11.

John Legend’s heartfelt collection “Love in the Future” steps one spot backwards to No. 22 this week. The album has sold 391,000 copies since September 4.

Jhené Aiko’s “Sail Out” EP descends eight spots to No. 41, selling 8,800 copies last week. Her debut EP has sold 181,000 copies since its release in November 2013.

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard 200 chart.
Beyoncé – “Beyoncé” – No. 12 (last week: No. 11)
Bruno Mars – “Unorthodox Jukebox” – No. 33 (last week: No. 22)
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” – No. 47 (last week: No. 49)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – No. 51 (last week: No. 28)
R. Kelly – “Black Panties” – No. 79 (last week: No. 55)
Bruno Mars – “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” – No. 80 (last week: No. 62)
K. Michelle – “Rebellious Soul” – No. 97 (last week: No. 80)
Ashanti – “Braveheart” – No. 109 (last week: No. 43)

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Billboard Hot 100

As Pharrell’s Oscar-nominated single “Happy” stays at No. 1 for a fifth consecutive week, R&B crooner John Legend’s “All of Me” knocks on the back door of the top spot at No. 2 after rising from No. 3.

Teena Marie sampled track “Na Na” by Trey Songz stands at No. 30 this week after moving up five spots. This single earns Songz his fourth top 30 hit on this chart.

Following behind Songz’s “Na Na” is Chris Brown’s “Loyal,” which rests at No. 31. (last week: No. 34). He released single’s the full video earlier this week.

With the help of his scavenger love hunt music video, Justin Timberlake’s Timbaland produced track “Not A Bad Thing” jumps from No. 42 to No. 27 in its fourth week.

Cali songstress Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” travels fives positions up to No. 48.

Here is a list of other R&B Songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Jason Derulo – “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz – No. 4
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 9 (last week: No. 10)
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 10
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 37
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 97

Photo credit: GQ
Photo credit: GQ

Billboard Hot R&B Songs

After three weeks, John Legend’s “All Of Me” remains at No. 2. Aloe Blacc’s “The Man,” the lead single off his new album “Lift Your Spirit,” shifts up one spot to No. 4 in its seventh week.

Trey Songz’s “Na Na” eyes the top five at No. 6 in its ninth week. (last week: No. 8).

Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” remains at No. 10 for a third week.

August Alsina’s Knucklehead produced-cut “Ghetto” featuring Yo Gotti stands at No. 21 after spending last week at No. 25.

Janelle Monáe’s Miguel assisted duet “PrimeTime” decrease two positions to No. 22. Meanwhile, Mariah Carey’s newest love song “You’re Mine (Eternal)” dips two spots to No. 23.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (seventh week at No. 1)
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 5
Chris Brown “Loyal” featuring French Montana/Tyga & Lil’ Wayne – No. 7
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 9
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 13
Rico Love – “They Don’t Know” – No. 16
Robin Thicke – “4 The Rest of My Life” – No. 20
Tamar Braxton – “All The Way Home” – No. 25

Photo Credit: Atlantic Records/YouTube
Photo Credit: Atlantic Records/YouTube

Billboard Adult R&B Songs

Pharrell happily ends John Legend’s No. 1 streak this week. The Grammy-winning producer’s carefree single “Happy” bumps Legend’s “All of Me” from No. 1 to No. 2. Legend’s romantic tune spent seven consecutive weeks atop the chart.

Chucky Harmony-produced track “I Blame You” by Ledisi shifts up one spot to No. 6 after spending two weeks at No. 7.

In its fifth week, Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” jumps from No. 14 to No. 10. This achievement earns the Def Jam signee her first top ten on the chart.

Joe’s “Love & Sex (Part 2)” featuring Kelly Rowland eyes the top ten at No. 11

Candice Glover’s lead single “Cried” off her debut album “Music Speaks,” hop-scotches two spots to No. 16.

Mariah Carey’s and Shaliek’s latest singles made inaugural entrance into the top 20. Shaliek’s “Ain’t Suppose To Cry” increases three positions to No. 19. Carey’s Rodney Jerkins’ co-penned track “You’re Mine (Eternal)” floats to No. 21 to No. 20 in its fourth week.

After debuting at No. 23 last week, R. Kelly’s new single “Legs Shakin’” rises two spots to No. 21.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart.
Robin Thicke – “4 The Rest Of My Life” – No. 4
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You” – No. 5
Jennifer Hudson “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” – No. 9
Kelly Price – “It’s My Time” – No. 13
Mali Music – “Beautiful” – No. 14
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Where Did We Go Wrong” – No. 17
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 23
Noel Gourdin – “Heaven Knows” – No. 26

Adult R&B Songs Debuts
Tank – “You’re My Star” – No. 24
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 30

Pharrell announces GIRL album
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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. Pharrell – “G I R L”
2. Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”
3. Aloe Blacc – “Lift Your Spirit” (last week: No. 1 — debut)
4. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
5. Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.
Ledisi – “The Truth” – No. 6 (last week: No. 4 — debut)
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” – No. 7 (last week: No. 9)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – No. 8 (last week: No. 6)
K. Michelle – “Rebellious Soul” – No. 10 (last week: No. 11)
Ashanti – “Braveheart” – No. 11 (last week: No. 8)
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience” – No. 13 (last week: No. 16)
Ruben Studdard – “Unconditional Love” – No. 18 (last week: No. 12)

Photo Credit: iTunes
Photo Credit: iTunes

Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart

Aloe Blacc’s “The Man” climbs from No. 5 to No. 4 in its seventh week

Beyoncé’s infectious tune “Drunk In Love” descends one spot to No. 5. Meanwhile, her explicit track “Partition” remains at No. 12 for a second week.

Trey Songz’s “Na Na” slides into the top ten at No. 9 in its ninth week. (last week: No. 11). This marks his 14th top ten as a lead artist on this chart.

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)
John Legend – “All Of Me” – No. 2 (last week: No. 2)
Chris Brown – “Loyal” ft. French Montana/Tyga & Lil’ Wayne – No. 10 (last week: No. 10)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 14 (last week: No. 14)
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 26
Rico Love – “They Don’t Know” – No. 33

(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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