CHART CHECK: August Alsina, Jason Derulo Debut Top Ten On Billboard 200 + Chris Brown Gains 11th Top Ten On Hot 100

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Our April installment of Chart Check concludes with the latest details on where August Alsina’s and Jason Derulo’s new album entered on the Billboard charts including the Billboard 200. We discover where Chris Brown’s latest “X” offering “Loyal” landed this week on the Hot 100. Also, we see whose singles are close to entering the top ten of the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart. In addition, we provide fans with an update on the Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs chart where a new number-one song has been crowned.

Dates range: April 17 – April 24 (Billboard)

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As reported earlier this week, Def Jam artist August Alsina’s debut album “Testimony” bows at No. 2. His first album sold 67, 171 copies in its opening week.

Mainstream superstar Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” release arrived at No. 4 and sold 44, 374 in its first week.

After standing at No. 2 last week, “G I R L” by creative artist Pharrell drops to No. 7 in its seventh week. The album pushed 32, 858 last week and brings the sophomore set total sales to 304, 376 album copies sold to date.

“The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” by Justin Timberlake scales seven spots higher to No. 45 this week. The “Suit & Tie” singer’s fourth studio album has sold 947, 000 since September 2013.

While Aloe Blacc’s wants to “Lift Your Spirit” with his latest project, the musical piece finds itself dropping in chart positions. The album dips 20 spots to No. 60 in its sixth week.

Here is a list of other R&B albums (top 100) on the Billboard 200 chart
John Legend – “Love in the Future” – No. 12 (last week: No. 16)
Beyoncé – “Beyoncé” – No. 29 (last week: No. 21)
Bruno Mars – “Unorthodox Jukebox” – No. 40 (last week: No. 31)
Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 53 (last week: No. 46)
SoMo – “SoMo” – No. 67 (last week: No. 6 – debut)
Bruno Mars – “Doo Wops & Hooligans” – No. 87 (last week: No. 85)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – No. 94 (last week: No. 71)

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Jason Derulo’s single “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz makes a u-turn to No. 3 this week after spending several weeks at No. 4.

“Not A Bad Thing” by Justin Timberlake crashes into top ten at No. 8 this week (last week: No. 12). This deserving achievement helps the soul artist score his ninth top ten on this chart.

While Timberlake enjoys top ten success this week, so does Chris Brown. The Virginia native’s playful single “Loyal” moves up two spots to No. 9. This accomplishment earns Brown his eleventh top ten single as a lead artist.

“Na Na” by Trey Songz backtracks three spots to No. 25. Meanwhile, Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” reverses four positions to No. 47.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (ninth week at No. 1)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 2 (fifth week at No. 2)
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 12 (last week: No. 9)
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 34 (last week: No. 34)
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 37 (last week: No. 27)

the-20-20-experience-part-2-rated-rnbBillboard R&B Albums

In their respective order, here are the top five R&B albums among R&B acts.

1. August Alsina – “Testimony” (Hot Debut)
2. Pharrell – “G I R L”
3. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
4. Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”
5. Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2”

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.
Aloe Blacc – “Lift Your Spirit” – No. 7 (last week: No. 6)
SoMo – “SoMo” – No. 8 (last week: No. 2 – debut)
Ledisi – “The Truth” – No. 10 (last week: No. 10)
SZA – “Z” – No. 15 (last week: No. 5 – debut)
August Alsina – “Downtown: Life Under the Gun” EP – No. 19 (last week: No. 21)
Ashanti – “Braveheart” – No. 20 (last week: No. 17)

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Robin Thicke’s smooth track “4 The Rest of My Life” makes one baby step to No. 3 after spending last week at No. 4. The song peaked at No. 1 for five consecutive weeks.

Jhené Aiko’s and Kelly Price’s new singles remain at the their same positions from last week. Aiko’s Fistcuffs produced single “The Worst” stays at No. 7. Price’s motivational anthem “It’s My Time” lingers at No. 8 in its eighth week.

After entering the top ten at No. 10 last week, Joe’s lovers’ joint “Love & Sex (Part 2)” shifts upward to No. 9 this week.

Toni Braxton and Babyface’s love ballad “Where Did We Go Wrong” eyes the top ten at No. 11. Meanwhile, Pendulum Records artist Shaliek’s “Ain’t Supposed To Cry” stands behind at No. 12 (last week: No. 14).

In its sixth week, “Legs Shakin’” by R. Kelly rises from No. 20 to No. 19. The Chi-Town native announced earlier this week that he will release a 35-track double disc collection called “The Essential R. Kelly” album next month.

Beyoncé’s provocative single “Partition” squeezes into the top 20 at No. 20 this week.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart.
Pharrell – No. 1 (fifth week at No. 1)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 2 (fourth week at No. 2)
Ledisi – “I Blame You” – No. 5 (last week: No. 5)
Mali Music – “Beautiful” – No. 10 (last week: No. 9)
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 13 (last week: No. 11)
Tank – “You’re My Star” – No. 16 (last week: No. 17)
Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar – “It’s On Again” – No. 17 (last week: No. 18)
Mariah Carey – “You’re Mine (Eternal)” – No. 26 (last week: No. 23)

john legendBillboard Rhythmic Songs

According to Billboard.com, the Rhythmic Songs chart consists of the week’s most-played rhythmic pop songs, ranked by radio airplay detections on rhythmic-formatted stations, as measured by Nielsen BDS.

Congratulations to John Legend. His sincere ballad “All of Me” hops two spaces to No. 1 this week. This feat pushed “Happy” by Pharrell down to No. 3 and ended the single’s one-week streak atop the chart.

Chris Brown’s Nic-Nac produced record “Loyal” hurdles from No. 4 to No. 2.

Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” rides two positions north and parks at No. 12 this week. Meanwhile, “Not A Bad Thing” by Justin Timberlake springs from No. 17 to No. 14 in its fifth week.

“2 On” by young talent, Tinashe climbs six slots to No. 24 in week three.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart.
Jason Derulo “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz – No. 4 (last week: No. 3)
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 5 (last week: No. 5)
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 7 (last week: No. 7)
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 15 (last week: No. 11)
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 17 (last week: No. 13)

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“All of Me” by John Legend hikes to No. 3, which pushes “Partition” by Beyoncé to No. 4.

Chris Brown’s and Beyoncé’s singles trade places this week. Brown’s “Loyal” breaks into the top five at No. 5. Yoncé’s “Drunk in Love” drops to No. 6.

Sevyn Streeter’s “It’s Won’t Stop” halts at No. 19 for another week. While her latest single “nEXt” off her “Call Me Crazy, But…” EP hops one spot to No. 25.

Producer-artist Rico Love’s new song “B*tches Be Like” climbs four spots to No. 36 in its second week.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (sixth consecutive week at No. 1)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 2 (last week: No. 2)
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 10 (last week: No. 10)
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 16 (last week: No. 15)
Ledisi – “I Blame You” – No. 22 (last week: No. 22)
Mila J – “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up” – No. 33 (last week: No. 46 – debut)
R. Kelly – “Legs Shakin’” – No. 35 (last week: No. 38)
Anthony Lewis – “Candy Rain” featuring Billy Bang – No. 41 (last week: No. 44 – debut)
Sebastian Mikael – “Forever” – No. 48 (last week: No. 50 – debut)

(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.

Tinashe Releases ‘No Drama’ Video with Offset

Just hours after debuting her new single “No Drama” featuring Offset, Tinashe follows-up with the official video.

The dark visual takes place in an eerie prison where Tinashe and her troupe performs electrifying choreography. “We pulled up in Gucci dripped down in Gabbana / Bad as I wanna, only chasing commas,” she sings on the Stargate-produced cut.

“No Drama” is the new lead single from Tinashe’s oft-delayed sophomore album, Joy Ride, which is slated to release this year on RCA Records. Fans can expect the California native to drop two more tracks titled “Me So Bad” and “Faded Love.”

Watch Tinashe’s “No Drama” video below.

Tinashe Wants ‘No Drama’ on Saucy New Single

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Tinashe is back on the scene with a feature from hip-hop star Offset and a bass-heavy new single titled “No Drama.”

On the Stargate-produced banger, Tinashe is kicking butts, taking names, and brushing off her haters all in one track.

“Said I’m falling off but they wanna JFK me / Tried to be myself but they wanna AKA me / AKA a popstar / AKA a problem / AKA don’t hold me back I swear I got ’em / We pulled up in Gucci dripped down in Gabbana / Bad as I wanna, only chasing commas / I need me a side thing, hold the drama / I need me a soldier he gon’ hold the line up,” she sings.

This is Tinashe’s first single since “Flame,” which was released in March of last year. The RCA Records signee has had trouble following the success of her 2014 breakout hit “2 On,” but thanks to trendy production and an assist by one of hip-hop music’s most popular artists, Tinashe may just be on her way to another bonafide hit.

“No Drama” is the first of three singles that Tinashe previously teased on her Instagram. Her upcoming album Joyride is slated for release later this year.

Stream “No Drama” below.

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