CHART CHECK: Michael Jackon’s ‘Billie Jean’ Re-Enters Billboard Charts + Jason Derulo Scores Another Top 10 Single On Hot 100

In this week’s edition of Chart Check, see how album copies helps Michael Jackson’s “Xscape” album remain in the top five of the Billboard 200. We take a look at the Hot 100 where a rap song has ended John Legend’s number one streak with “All of Me.” In the Hot R&B Songs chart, find out which three of Michael Jackson’s classic and new songs are placed in the top ten. We also get a glimpse at which R&B songs are on their way of becoming hits on the Adult R&B Songs chart. Also, see where R. Kelly’s “The Essential R. Kelly Album” debuts at on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and more.

Dates range from: May 22 – May 29 (Billboard)

Photo Credit: Epic Records
Photo Credit: Epic Records

Billboard 200

Michael Jackson’s “Xscape” album debuted at No. 2 last week. His second posthumous music collection dips to No. 3 after selling 67,000 copies in its second week. The album’s has sold 224,000 copies sold to date.

With 12,444 copies sold last week, Pharrell’s sophomore album “G I R L” falls four spots to No. 17. The “Happy” crooner’s new album has sold 399,639 copies since March 3. Meanwhile, John Legend’s gold-selling album “Love in the Future” re-enters the top 20 at No. 18 after residing at No. 21 last week.

Jason Derulo’s album “Talk Dirty” climbs 13 positions to No. 22. The album sold 9,314 copies last week, which makes 90,404 copies sold to date.

Def Jam newbie August Alsina might want to choose his next single soon. In its sixth week, his debut album “Testimony” falls from No. 48 to No. 53.

Ariana Grande’s debut effort “Yours Truly” travels north from No. 89 to No. 73.

Aloe Blacc’s “Lift Your Spirit” album rises from the ashes at No. 154 and rockets to No. 91 in its eleventh week.

Here is a list of other R&B albums in the top 100 on the Billboard 200 chart
Michael Jackson – “Number Ones” – No. 33 (last week: No. 28)
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” – No. 44 (last week: No. 43)
Beyoncé – “Beyoncé” – No. 45 (last week: No. 44)
Jhene Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 67 (last week: No. 64)
Michael Jackson – “The Essential Michael Jackson” – No. 71 (last week: No. 67)
Michael Jackson – “Thriller” – No. 88 (last week: No. 70)

Billboard 200 Debuts
The Roots – “And Then You Shoot Your Cousin” – No. 11

Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 6.07.38 PMBillboard Hot 100

Good things don’t last forever. After three weeks at No. 1, John Legend’s “All of Me” has been dethroned by Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” Legend’s romantic love song relaxes at No. 3 this week.

Meanwhile, Ariana Grande’s “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea moves one spot to No. 2 in its fourth week.

Jason Derulo’s Snoop Dogg assisted-track “Wiggle” leaps ten spots to No. 10. The Ricky Reed produced song marks the singer’s fifth top ten entry as a lead artist on the chart.

Michael Jackson’s top ten run was short-lived. After spending last week at No. 9, “Love Never Felt So Good” drops to No. 16.

“Na Na” by Trey Songz remains at No. 33 for another week (peak: No. 22).

Usher’s fresh single “Good Kisser” continues to fall on the chart. The song debuted at No. 70 and then fell to No. 73 last week. Now, the rock/soul infused track stands at No. 84.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 4 (last week: No. 4)
Justin Timberlake – “Not A Bad Thing” – No. 9 (last week: No. 8)
Chris Brown – “Loyal” featuring French Montana, Lil’ Wayne, Tyga & Too $hort – No. 20 (last week: No. 18; peak: No. 9)
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 44 (last week: No. 39; peak: No. 23)
Jhene Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 59 (last week: No. 51; peak: No. 43)
Tinashe – “2 On” featuring ScHoolBoy Q – No. 75 (last week: No. 74)

Billboard Hot 100 Debuts/Re-Enters
Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean” – No. 14 (peak: No. 1)
Michael Jackson – “Slave To The Rhythm” – No. 45

michael-jackson-danceBillboard Hot R&B Songs

Michael Jackson is truly the king! The “Butterflies” artist has three songs in the top ten this week.

His 80’s classic “Billie Jean” debuts at No. 5. His latest radio single “Love Never Felt So Good” featuring Justin Timberlake falls from No. 4 to No. 6 in its fourth week. Lastly, thanks to his hologram performance, his new song “Slave To The Rhythm” rises to No. 10 after debuting at No. 19 last week.

“Wiggle” by Jason Derulo moves up to No. 4 (last week: No. 6).

Jhene Aiko’s “The Worst” dwindles down from No. 9 to No. 12 this week. The Fisticuffs produced cut has peaked No. 9 after 21 weeks on the chart.

Usher’s hot new single “Good Kisser” stumbles down two spots to No. 15 in week three.

In its sixth week on the chart, “Come Get It Bae” by Pharrell decreases from No. 17 to No. 19 (peak: No. 14).

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart
John Legend – “All of Me” (fourth week at No. 1)
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 2 (last week: No. 2; peak: No. 1)
Chris Brown – “Loyal” featuring French Montana, Lil’ Wayne, Tyga & Too $hort – No. 7 (last week: No. 5)
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 8 (last week: No. 7)
Tinashe – “2 On” featuring ScHoolBoy Q – No. 14 (last week: No. 14)
Sevyn Streeter – “nEXt” – No. 21 (last week: No. 20 ; peak: No. 18)
Michael Jackson – “A Place With No Name” – No. 23 (last week: No. 25 – debut)
Michael Jackson – “Chicago” – No. 22 (last week: No. 23 – debut)
Bando Jonez – “Sex You” – No. 25 (peak: No. 15)

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“Not A Bad Thing,” by Justin Timberlake squeezes into the top five and lands at No. 5. The Timbaland-produced track spent last week at No. 8.

John Legend’s ballad “All of Me” shifts down from No. 5 to No. 7.

Ariana Grande’s new single “Problem” prances into the top ten at No. 10 after spending last week at No. 12. The Iggy Azalea assisted joint has only been on the chart for four weeks.

“2 On” by emerging artist Tinashe jumps three spots to No. 13. Meanwhile, Jason Derulo rides Tinashe’s coattail with “Wiggle,” which stands at No. 14 (last week: No. 19).

In its third week, Usher’s “Good Kisser,” the lead single off his forthcoming album, climbs from No. 24 to No. 21.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 3 (last week: No. 3)
Chris Brown – “Loyal” featuring French Montana, Lil’ Wayne, Tyga & Too $hort- No. 4 (last week: No. 4)
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 9 (last week: No. 7)
Jhene Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 15 (peak: No. 10)
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 19 (last week: No. 13)

thicke-get-her-backBillboard Adult R&B Songs

Michael Jackson’s blazing new single “Love Never Felt So Good” makes its way into the top five. The Justin Timberlake assisted track springs four spots to No. 3 in its fourth week on the chart.

After scoring a top five last week (No.5), Kelly Price’s “It’s My Time” continues to rise and lands at No. 4 this week. Meanwhile, Jhene Aiko’s “The Worst” moves one slot to No. 5, earning her first top five single on this chart.

Let’s tip our hats to Tank! His lead single “You’re My Star” off his forthcoming album “Stronger,” enters into the top ten at No. 9 after ten weeks on the chart (last week: No. 12).

Shaliek’s new single “Ain’t Supposed To Cry” remains at No. 11 for another week.

Marsha Ambrosius’ and John Legend’s new singles have become top 20 hits this week. “Run,” by Marsha hikes from No. 22 to No. 19 in its sixth week. Legend’s “You & I (Nobody in the World” trots one mile to No. 20.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (tenth week at No. 1)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 2 (ninth week at No. 2 – peak: No. 1)
Ledisi – “I Blame You” – No. 7 (last week: No. 3)
Joe & Kelly Rowland – “Love & Sex (Part 2)” – No. 8 (last week: No. 9)
Jennifer Hudson & Timbaland – “Walk It Out” – No. 22 (last week: No. 28)
Ledisi – “Like This” – No. 23 (last week: No. 26)

Billboard Adult R&B Songs Debuts
Robin Thicke – “Get Her Back” – No. 18

R-KellyBillboard R&B Albums 

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

1. Michael Jackson – “Xscape”
2. Pharrell – “G I R L”
3. John Legend – “Love in the Future:
4. Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2”
5. Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard R&B Albums chart
Aloe Blacc – “Lift Your Spirit” – No. 8 (last week: No. 10)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – No. 10 (last week: No. 9)
R. Kelly – “The Essential R. Kelly” – No. 13 (Hot Debut)
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” – No. 18 (last week: No. 15)
K. Michelle – “Rebellious Soul” – No. 20 (last week: No. 17)
Tamar Braxton – “Love & War” – No. 21 (last week: No. 19)

(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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