CHART CHECK: Michael Jackson Rules Billboard + Kelly Price Scores Top Five On Adult R&B Songs



Our latest edition of Chart Check reveals the first week sales of Michael Jackson’s “Xscape” album. It also shows where Jackson’s new project debuts at on the Billboard 200. In addition, music lovers will witness Jackson’s reign continue on several Billboard song charts with his latest single “Lover Never Felt So Good.” Fans will see that Usher’s single “Good Kisser” isn’t having a successful second week on a few Billboard charts including the Hot 100. Also, chart viewers will find out which former “R&B Divas” star scored a top-five on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart and much more.

Dates range from: May 15 – May 22 (Billboard)

ariana-grande-problemBillboard Hot 100

Ariana Grande’s buzzing new single “Problem” returns to its debut position at No. 3 after spending last week at No. 4.

“Not A Bad Thing” by Justin Timberlake stands quietly at No. 8 for a third week.

In its third week, Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” dashes from No. 22 to No. 9. The Timbaland reworked track becomes Jackson’s 29th top ten of the Hot 100.

Jason Derulo’s Ricky Reed produced cut “Wiggle” joins the top 20 crowd at No. 20 this week.

Trey Songz is singing “Na Na” in the top 30’s again. After peaking No. 22 and spending last week at No. 27, the club banger spends this week at No. 33.

After debuting at No. 70 last week, Usher’s Pop & Oak produced track “Good Kisser” backtracks three spots to No. 73. Meanwhile, Tinashe’s blazing new single “2 On” rises from No. 89 to No. 74 in its second week.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 1 (third week at No. 1)
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 4 (last week: No. 2)
Chris Brown – “Loyal” featuring Lil Wayne & French Montana Or Too $hort Or Tyga – No. 18 (peak: No. 9)
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 39 (last week: No. 32)
Jhene Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 51 (last week: No. 46)

Photo Credit: Epic Records
Photo Credit: Epic Records

Billboard 200

With 156,962 albums sold last week, Michael Jackson’s second posthumous album “Xscape” debuts at No. 2.

Jackson’s new album isn’t his only studio effort making chart appearances this week. The R&B/pop entertainer’s 2003 greatest hits album “Number Ones” sold 9,441 copies last week. This achievement pushed the hits album from No. 106 to No. 28.

The “Billie Jean” crooner’s album “The Essential Michael Jackson” stands at No. 67 this week. Meanwhile, his sixth studio release “Thriller” jumps from No. 127 to No. 70.

Pharrell’s sophomore set “G I R L” drops out the top ten this week and lands at No. 13 (last week: No. 6). His latest project sold 15,573 copies last week, which brings the album’s grand total to 387,195.

“Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo moves up two spots to No. 35. The album has sold 81,090 copies since its release on April 15.

Beyoncé’s self-titled visual album falls from No. 33 to No. 44 in its 23rd week on the chart. To date, her fifth studio project has sold 1, 975,000 copies in the U.S.

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard 200
John Legend – “Love in the Future” – No. 21 (last week: No. 21)
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” – No. 43 (last week: No. 38)
August Alsina – “Testimony” – No. 48 (last week: No. 35)
Bruno Mars – “Unorthodox Jukebox” – No. 54 (last week: No. 31)
Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 64 (last week: No. 64)
Ariana Grande – “Yours Truly” – No. 89 (last week: No. 83)

Photo Credit: iTunes
Photo Credit: iTunes

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

1. Michael Jackson – “Xscape” (Hot Debut)
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
Ledisi – “The Truth” – No. 8 (last week: No. 9)
Aloe Blacc – “Lift Your Spirit” – No. 10 (last week: No. 7)
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” – No. 18 (last week: No. 13)
Rihanna – “Unapologetic” – No. 20 (last week: No. 12)
Keke Wyatt – “Ke’Ke” EP – No. 21 (last week: No. 19 — debut)

Photo Credit: eone-music/Soundcloud
Photo Credit: eone-music/Soundcloud

Billboard Adult R&B Songs

John Legend’s “All of Me” has stood motionless at No. 2 for eight weeks in a row. Nonetheless, the romantic ballad has peaked at No. 1 on the chart.

Kelly Price’s new single “It’s My Time,” from her “Sing Pray Love, Vol. 1: Sing” album, enters the top five at No.5.

On its third week on the chart, “Love Never Felt So Good” by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake enters the top ten at No. 7.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (ninth week at No. 1)
Ledisi – “I Blame You” – No. 3 (last week: No. 4)
Jhene Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 6 (last week: No. 7)
Joe feat. Kelly Rowland – “Love & Sex (Part 2)” – No. 9 (last week: No. 8)
Shaliek – “Ain’t Supposed To Cry” – No. 11 (last week: No. 12)
Mali Music – “Beautiful” – No. 13 (last week: No. 10)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Where Did We Go Wrong” – No. 17 (last week: No. 15)
John Legend – “You & I (Nobody in the World)” – No. 21 (last week: No. 21)

Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

John Legend’s “All of Me” holds the No.1 position for a third week.

Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” snatches the No. 5 spot from Chris Brown’s “Loyal.”. Jackson’s single new position bumps Brown’s latest track to No. 6.

“The Worst” by Jhené Aiko remains at No. 12 for another week.

In its second week, Usher’s new single “Good Kisser” leaves the No. 18 position and reverses two slots to No. 20.

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 3 (last week: No. 2)
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 8 (last week: No. 8)
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 14 (last week: No. 11)
Tinashe – “2 On” featuring ScHoolBoy Q – No. 21 (last week: No. 24)
Sevyn Streeter – “nEXt” – No. 44 (last week: No. 47)

Photo Credit: Kurt Iswarienko
Photo Credit: Kurt Iswarienko

Billboard Rhythmic Songs

Last week, Trey Songz’ radio single “Na Na” was crowned the No. 1 song. However, after only one week, the Teena Marie sampled club banger shifts from No. 1 to No. 3.

“All of Me” by John Legend reverses from No. 6 to No. 5. The Dave Tozer produced love song peaked No. 1 on the chart earlier this year.

Pharrell’s “Happy” retreats from No. 10 to No. 13.

In its seventh week, Tinashe’s “2 On” featuring ScHoolBoy Q sails five spots up to No. 16.

Jason Derulo’s new single “Wiggle” featuring Snoop Dogg climbs from No. 24 to No. 19. Derulo released the visuals for the single earlier this week.

After debuting at No. 32 last week, “Good Kisser” by Usher hops eights positions to No. 24.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart
Chris Brown – “Loyal” featuring Lil’ Wayne & French Montana – No. 4
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 7 (last week: No. 7)
Justin Timberlake – “Not A Bad Thing” – No. 8 (last week: No. 9)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 10 (last week: No. 11)
Ariana Grande – “Problem” – featuring Iggy Azalea – No. 12 (last week: No. 16)
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 39 (peak: No. 10)

(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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