CHART CHECK: Pharrell’s & John Legend’s Albums Climb Back Up Billboard 200 + Joe’s ‘Sex & Love (Part 2)’ Outperforms Previous Duet

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Our latest edition of Chart Check highlights which two male R&B artists are gunning for the top ten of the Hot 100. We discuss the sales of Pharrell’s and John Legend’s latest albums and where both stand this week on the Billboard 200. In addition, this week’s Chart Check includes which male R&B veteran scores another top ten on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart and which R&B talents are dominating the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

Dates range: April 10 – April 17 (Billboard)

Billboard Hot 100

Chris Brown’s and Justin Timberlake’s latest singles are aiming for the top ten. “Loyal” by Breezy moves up one spot to No. 11. Meanwhile, the “Suit & Tie” singer’s “Not A Bad Thing” shifts from No. 14 to No. 12 in its seventh week.

Trey Songz’ “Na Na” the lead single to his new album “Trigga” bounces six positions to No. 22.

“Partition” by Beyoncé tip-toes one spot to No. 34 this week. While, Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” ascends from No. 46 to No. 43.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (eighth week at No. 1)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 2 (fourth week at No. 2)
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 9 (last week: No. 9)
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 27 (last week: No. 17)

Ribbet collageBillboard 200

Pharrell’s 10-track offering “G I R L” climbs from No. 9 to No. 2 in its ninth week. His sophomore album sold 29, 385 copies last week, which brings the totals sales to 271, 518 album copies sold to date.

“Love in the Future” by soul vocalist John Legend increases five spots to No. 16. Legend’s soul collection eyes gold certification as it has sold 431, 000 copies since September 2013.

In its fifth week, Aloe Blacc’s third album “Lift Your Spirit” drops seven spots to No. 40. The album has sold 91, 000 copies since March 11.

Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” album hikes 14 spots to No. 52 this week.

Here is a list of other R&B albums (top 100) on the Billboard 200 chart
Beyoncé – “Beyoncé” – No. 21 (last week: No. 23)
Bruno Mars – “Unorthodox Jukebox” – No. 31 (last week: No. 38)
Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 46 (last week: No. 47)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – No. 71 (last week: No. 74)
Bruno Mars – “Doo Wops & Hooligans” – No. 85 (last week: No. 96)
Ledisi – “The Truth” – No. 96 (last week: No. 84)

Billboard 200 Debuts
SoMo – “SoMo” – No. 6
SZA – “Z” – No. 39

SZA-ZBillboard 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. SoMo – “SoMo” (HOT DEBUT)
3. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
4. Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”
5. SZA – “Z” (DEBUT)

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.
Aloe Blacc – “Lift Your Spirit” – No. 6 (last week: No. 4)
Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 7 (last week: No. 5)
Ledisi – “The Truth” – No. 10 (last week: No. 8)
R. Kelly – “Black Panties” – No. 11 (last week: No. 9)
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” – No. 15 (last week: No. 11)
Tamar Braxton – “Love & War” – No. 16 (last week: No. 12)
Ashanti – “Braveheart” – No. 17 (last week: No. 18)
TGT – “Three Kings” – No. 22 (last week: No. 16)

tinashe-2-onBillboard Hot R&B Songs

This week, Pharrell’s gleeful single “Happy” spends a remarkable ten weeks at No. 1.

“Na Na” by Trey Songz bumps up one spot to No. 7 in its 12th week on the chart.

After five consecutive weeks at No. 10, “The Worst” by Jhené Aiko rises to No. 9.

In its third week, Tinashe’s ScHoolboy Q-assisted track “2 On” travels three positions north to No. 15. Meanwhile, Sevyn Streeter’s D Mile produced track “nEXt” makes one step to No. 19. (last week: No. 20).

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 2
Chris Brown – “Loyal” featuring Lil’ Wayne, French Montana or Too $hort – No. 5
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 7 (last week: No. 6)
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 8 (last week: No. 8)
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 14 (last week: No. 14)
Bando Jonez – “Sex You” – No. 16 (last week: No. 15)
Robin Thicke – “4 The Rest of My Life” – No. 22 (last week: No. 24)

joe-radio-hitBillboard Adult R&B Songs

“I Blame You” by ESSENCE covergirl Ledisi relaxes at No. 5 for its third week.

Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst,” off her EP “Sail Out,” stays strong at No. 7 in its eighth week. Meanwhile, Kelly Price’s feel-good tune “It’s My Time” slides to No. 8 after spending last week No. 9.

After eights weeks on the chart, Joe’s mature duet “Love & Sex (Part 2)” featuring Kelly Rowland enters the top ten at No. 10. (last week: No. 11). The song’s previous version featuring Fantasia only peaked No. 13 on the chart.

Toni Braxton and Babyface’s “Where Did We Go Wrong” stands at No. 13 this week. It marks the single’s highest charted position after 13 weeks.

“You’re My Star” by R&B’s incredible hunk Tank shifts from No. 19 to No. 17. R. Kelly’s 1500 or Nothin produced single “Leg Shakin’” continues shakin’ at No. 20 for another week.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart.
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (fourth week at No. 1)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 2 (third week at No. 2)
Mali Music – “Beautiful” – No. 9 (last week: No. 10)
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 11 (last week: No. 8)
Shaliek – “Ain’t Supposed To Cry” – No. 14 (last week: No. 16)
Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar – “It’s On Again” – No. 18 (last week: No. 17 – debut)
Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Emeli Sandé – “Somebody Else” – No. 24 (last week: No. 28)
Ruben Studdard – “Love, Love, Love” – No. 27 (last week: No. 25)

Sevyn nEXtBillboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

According to Billboard, the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart consists of the week’s most popular R&B/hip-hop songs, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS.

“Happy” by multi-talented artist Pharrell rests atop the chart for a fifth consecutive week. While, “The Worst” by Jhené Aiko waits to move up or down at No. 2 for another week.

Chris Brown’s latest radio single “Loyal” remains at No. 6 this week. Trey Songz’ “Na Na” joins the top ten at No. 10 after standing at No. 11 last week.

“Can’t Raise A Man” by outspoken talent K. Michelle drops from No. 13 to No. 15.

In its seventh week, “nEXt” by Sevyn Streeter climbs from No. 29 to No. 26.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 3 (last week: No. 4)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 4 (last week: No. 5)
Ledisi – “I Blame You” – No. 22 (last week: 23)
Bando Jonez – “Sex You” – No. 24 (last week: No. 26)
Tinashe Featuring ScHoolboy Q – “2 On” – No. 32 (last week: No. 35)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Where Did We Go Wrong” – No. 39 (last week: No. 44)

(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

Tinashe Joyride No Drama Offset New Single

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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