CHART CHECK: Kelis’ ‘FOOD’ Album Bombs On Billboard 200 + Jhené Aiko Earns Top Ten On Rhythmic Songs Chart


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We kick off the first Chart Check of May with updates on the second week sales of August Alsina’s and Jason Derulo’s new albums. Music fans also see where Kelis’ sixth studio album “FOOD” debuts at on the Billboard 200 chart and which R&B artist snatched John Legend’s one week streak from under him on the Rhythmic Songs chart. In addition, we keep fans posted on which R&B songs are performing well on the Adult R&B Songs chart.

Dates range: April 24 – May 1 (Billboard)

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Billboard 200

With 21,107 album copies sold this week, Pharrell’s second album “G I R L” stands post at No. 4 after rising from No. 7.

August Alsina’s album “Testimony” shifts from its debut position at No. 2 to No. 5. His first album sold 20,000 copies in its second week which brings its total album copies sold to 87,000.

Jason Derulo’s new album “Talk Dirty” is now talking in the top 20. The album dropped from its opening position at No. 4 to No. 17 after selling 12,000 copies in week two. His new project tallies 57,000 album copies sold to date.

Jhené Aiko’s fans continue to support her “Sail Out” EP in stores and on digital retailers. This week, the debut EP mounts from No. 53 to No. 37.

Here is a list of other R&B albums (top 100) on the Billboard 200 chart
John Legend – “Love in the Future” – No. 14 (last week: No. 12)
Beyoncé – “Beyoncé” – No. 26 (last week: No. 29)
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” – No. 39 (last week: No. 45)
Bruno Mars – “Unorthodox Jukebox” – No. 44 (last week: No. 40)
Aloe Blacc – “Lift Your Spirit” – No. 61 (last week: No. 60)
Bruno Mars – “Doo Wops & Hooligans” – No. 88 (last week: No. 87)

Billboard 200 Debuts
Kelis – “FOOD” – No. 73


Billboard Hot 100

Justin Timberlake’s and Chris Brown’s latest singles soared into the top ten last week. However, both songs could be exiting soon. Timberlake’s Timbaland produced track “Not A Bad Thing” shifts from No. 8 to No. 9. Brown’s Nic Nac produced single “Loyal” trips one spot to No. 10.

Aloe Blacc’s “The Man” sails south from No. 12 to No. 17 (peak: No. 8)

After spending last week at No. 25, Trey Songz’ “Na Na” tip-toes two places to No. 23. The song has peaked No. 22 since entering the chart 14 weeks ago.

Beyoncé’s sexual single “Partition” moves up three spot to No. 31 (peak: No. 23).

“The Worst” by Def Jam artist Jhené Aiko levitates from No. 47 to No. 43 this week.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (10th week at No. 1)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 2 (sixth week at No. 2)
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 42 (peak: No. 2)

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Photo Credit: iTunes

Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Thanks to Iggy Azalea’s new song “Fancy,” Chris Brown’s and Aloe Blacc’s latest singles make u-turns this week. Breezy’s “Loyal” backtracks from No. 4 to No. 5. While Blacc’s “The Man” descends from No. 5 to No. 6.

Trey Songz’ DJ Mustard produced track “Na Na” rises one spot to No. 7.

Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” lingers at No. 12 for another week. She recently talked to The Fader about her debut album “Souled Out” and why people compare it to a “younger Sade.”

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (12th week at No. 1)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 2 (last week: No. 2)
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 9 (last week: No. 10)
Beyoncé – “Drunk in Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 11 (peak: No. 1)
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 34 (peak: No. 23)
Sevyn Streeter – “nEXt” – No. 43 (last week: No. 47)

Photo Credit: Stratus Digital Marketing/Soundcloud
Photo Credit: Stratus Digital Marketing/Soundcloud

Billboard Adult R&B Songs

Ledisi’s “I Blame You” breaks free from the No. 5 spot and moves up to No. 4.

Mali Music’s song “Beautiful” rises from No. 10 to No. 9. Meanwhile, Joe’s duet “Love & Sex (Part 2)” with Kelly Rowland falls from No. 9 to No. 10.

“You’re My Star” by Tank moves two positions to No. 14 in its sixth week. R. Kelly’s “Legs Shakin’” hopscotches two positions to No. 17.

In its second week, “Run” by Marsha Ambrosius jumps five places to No. 24.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (sixth week at No. 1)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 2 (fifth week at No. 2)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 7 (third week at No. 7)
Kelly Price – “It’s My Time” – No. 8 (third week at No. 8)
Shaliek – “Ain’t Supposed To Cry” – No. 11 (last week: No. 12)
The Robert Glasper Experiment – “Somebody Else” featuring Emeli Sandé – No. 18 (last week: No. 21)
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 26 (last week: No. 20)

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

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

1. Pharrell Williams – “G I R L”
2. August Alsina – “Testimony” – (last week: No. 1 – debut)
3. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
4. Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”
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. 9 (last week: No. 10)
R. Kelly – “Black Panties” – No. 10 (last week: No. 11)
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War” – No. 14 (last week: No. 17)
Rihanna- “Unapologetic” – No. 19 (last week: No. 21)
Ashanti – “Braveheart” – No. 25 (last week: No. 20)

Billboard Rhythmic Songs

After just one week at No. 1, John Legend’s ballad “All of Me” falls to No. 2. Now Chris Brown’s “Loyal” reigns atop the chart for its first week (last week: No. 2).

“Na Na” by Trey Songz rides two miles to No. 3 this week. Pharrell’s “Happy” switches gears and reverses from No.3 to No. 5 in its 14th week.

Jhené Aiko’s breakout single “The Worst” climbs into the top ten from No. 12 to No. 10.

In its sixth week, Justin Timberlake’s “Not A Bad Thing” bumps up two spots to No. 12.

Tinashe’s “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q glides up three positions to No. 21 in week four.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 7 (last week: No. 7)
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 16 (peak: No. 1)
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 19 (last week: No. 17)

(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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