CHART CHECK: Chris Brown’s ‘Loyal’ Enters Top 20 On Hot 100 + Kelly Price Notches Top 10 On Adult R&B Songs Chart

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Our first Chart Check of April reveals how high Chris Brown’s new single “Loyal” rose on the Hot 100 after the release of its accompanying music video. We also see what former “R&B Divas: LA” star earned a top ten on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart and where Christon Gray’s “School of Roses” album debuted on the R&B Albums chart.

Dates range from: March 27 – April 3 (Billboard)

Photo Credit: iTunes
Photo Credit: iTunes

Billboard Hot 100

Newly crowned judge for next season’s “The Voice” Pharrell Williams enjoys another week atop the Hot 100 chart. His feel-good tune “Happy” rules at No. 1 for the sixth consecutive week.

John Legend’s heartwarming ballad “All of Me” rests at No. 2 for a second week.

Chris Brown’s personal issues isn’t stopping his Nic Nac produced single “Loyal” from rising on the charts. With the help of its star-studded visuals, the lead single from his “X” album springs from No. 31 to No. 14 in its eleventh week on the chart.

Justin Timberlake’s “Not A Bad Thing” bounces seven slots to No. 20 in its fifth week. This achievement earns Timberlake his 11th top 20 single on the Hot 100 chart as a solo artist.

Beyoncé’s latest radio single “Partition” dips from No. 37 to No. 38.

Here is a list of R&B songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 8 (last week: No. 9)
Beyoncé – “Drunk in Love” – No. 11 (last week: No. 10)
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 30 (last week: No. 30 – second week)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 44 (last week: No. 48)

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Photo Credit: iTunes

Billboard 200

In its fourth week, Pharrell’s sophomore album “G I R L” tip-toes back into the top five at No. 5 (last week: No. 6). Last week, the album sold 25,000 copies, which helped it reach 217,000 albums sold to date.

Beyoncé’s self-titled fifth album stands at No. 14 after resting at No. 11 last week. The visual album sold 16,000 copies last week, totaling 1,905,000 albums sold to date.

With 7,700 copies sold this week, Jhené Aiko’s “Sail Out” EP dips four spots to No. 45. The debut EP has sold 189,000 copies to date.

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard 200 chart.
Aloe Blacc – “Life Your Spirit” – No. 19 (last week: No. 19)
John Legend – “Love in the Future” – No. 20 (last week: No. 22)
Bruno Mars – “Unorthodox Jukebox” – No. 35 (last week: No. 33)
Ledisi – “The Truth” – No. 70 (last week: No. 42)
Bruno Mars – “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” – No. 79 (last week: No. 80)
R. Kelly – “Black Panties” – No. 88 (last week: No. 79)

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Photo Credit: iTunes

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

1. Pharrell – “G I R L”
2. Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”
3. Aloe Blacc – “Lift Your Spirit”
4. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
5. Christon Gray – “School of Roses” (HOT DEBUT)

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.
Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 6 (last week: No. 5)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – No. 7 (last week: No. 8)
Ledisi – “The Truth” – No. 9 (last week: No. 6)
Ashanti – “Braveheart” – No. 13 (last week: No. 11)
TGT – “Three Kings” – No. 14 (last week: No. 24)
Jacquees – “19” EP – No. 15 (DEBUT)
Candice Glover – “Music Speaks” – No. 19 (last week: No. 15)
August Alsina – “Downtown: Life Under the Gun” EP – No. 24 (last week: No. 20)

Photo Credit: jheneAiko/Soundcloud
Photo Credit: jheneAiko/Soundcloud

Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

R&B soul artist Aloe Blacc’s critically-acclaimed single “The Man” off his new album “Lift Your Spirit,” relaxes at No. 4 for a second week.

“Loyal” by Chris Brown eyes the top five at No. 6 this week (last week: No. 10).

For the third week in a row, Yoncé’s “Partition” stays on its knees at No. 12. Meanwhile, Jhené Aiko’s authentic record “The Worst” shifts up one spot to No. 13 after spending two weeks at No. 14.

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)
Beyoncé – “Drunk in Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 5 (last week: No. 5)
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 9 (last week: No. 9)
Rico Love – “They Don’t Know” – No. 31

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Photo Credit: eone-music/Soundcloud

Billboard Adult R&B Songs

After taking over the top spot from John Legend’s “All of Me” (No. 2) last week, “Happy” by Pharrell spends its second week at No. 1.

“I Blame You” by soul diva Ledisi makes its entrance into the top five at No. 5. (last week: No. 6).

A day shy of her birthday, Kelly Price’s upbeat single “It’s My Time” breaks into the top ten at No. 10, after occupying the No. 13 position last week. Meanwhile, Leela James’ soulful duet “Say That” featuring Anthony Hamilton climbs from No. 15 to No. 12.

Toni Braxton and Babyface’s duet “Where Did We Go Wrong” creeps to No. 16 after holding the No. 17 position last week.

Pendulum recording artist Shaliek’s sophomore single “Ain’t Supposed to Cry,” lifted from his debut album “Blood Sweat Tears,” stands at No. 18 this week. (last week: No. 19)

Tank’s celebratory record “You’re My Star” hikes four spots from No. 24 to No. 20 during its second week on the chart.

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. 3 (last week: No. 4)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You” – No. 6 (last week: No. 5)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 9 (last week: No. 10)
Joe & Kelly Rowland – “Love & Sex (Part 2)” – No. 11 (last week: No. 11)
Mali Music – “Beautiful” – No. 14
Candice Glover – “Cried” – No. 19 (last week: No. 16)
Mariah Carey – “You’re Mine (Eternal)” – No. 23 (last week: No. 20)

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Photo Credit: vervemusicgroup.com

Billboard Hot R&B Songs

This week, “Happy” by Pharrell spends its eighth week atop the chart. His achievement keeps John Legend’s “All of Me” at No. 2 for another week.

While Chris Brown’s “Loyal” increases one spot to No. 6, “Na Na” by Trey Songz descends one spot from No. 6 to Brown’s position last week.

“The Worst,” by Jhené Aiko hangs out at No. 10 for a fourth week.

K. Michelle’s “Can’t Raise A Man” remains idle at No. 14 this week. (last week: No. 13).

After debuting at No. 25 last week, Ledisi’s Chucky Harmony produced single “I Blame You” treks to No. 24 in its second week.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 4 (last week: No. 4)
Beyoncé – “Drunk in Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 5 (last week: No. 5)
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 9 (last week: No. 9)
Rico Love – “They Don’t Know” – No. 15 (last week: No. 16)
Robin Thicke – “4 The Rest of My Life” – No. 22 (last week: No. 20)

(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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