CHART CHECK: Mariah Carey’s New Album Sales Disappoint, Shaliek And Tinashe Score Top 10 Singles

In our first Chart Check of June, we inform fans on the devastating first week sales of Mariah Carey’s 14th studio album, “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse.” Also, learn where Tinashe “2 On” featuring ScHoolBoy Q lands this week on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart. And, see which indie artist notches his first top ten single on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart.

To find out more about your favorite artist’s Billboard positions, check out the latest edition below. The Chart Check dates reflect: May 29 – June 5 (Billboard)

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Music icon Mariah Carey has achieved many incredible accolades in her 20 plus career. However, the first week sales of her “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” album won’t be featured as a career milestone. With 58,427 units sold in its opening week, Carey’s 14th studio effort bows at No. 3. The album’s opening sales mark her lowest debut sales for a non-holiday studio album, according to Billboard.

After two weeks in the top five, Michael Jackson’s “Xscape” album drops four spots to No. 7 in its third week. The legend’s new album pushed 34,905 last week, which brings the total copies sold to 258,914.

Pharrell’s “G I R L” album continues to travel backwards. This week, the superstar’s sophomore album shifts from No. 17 to No. 21. With 12,114 units sold last week, his second album now tallies 411,753 copies sold since its release.

Last week, music group The Roots scored a top 20 album (No. 11) with “And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.” However, their new studio effort plunges thirty spots to No. 41.

After 28 weeks on the chart, Jhene Aiko’s “Sail Out” EP rises from No. 67 to No. 52. The EP debuted at No. 8 back in November 2013.

August Alsina’s Def Jam Records debut release “Testimony” moves down seven spots to No. 60 after only seven weeks on the chart.

Here is a list of other R&B albums in the top 100 on the Billboard 200 chart
John Legend – “Love in the Future” – No. 24 (last week: No. 18)
Jason Derulo – “Talk Dirty” – No. 28 (last week: No. 22)
Michael Jackson – “Number Ones” – No. 44 (last week: 33)
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” – No. 50 (last week: No. 44)
Beyoncé – “Beyoncé” – No. 51 (last week: No. 45)
Ariana Grande – “Yours Truly” – No. 62 (last week: 73)
Michael Jackson – “The Essential Michael Jackson” – No. 98 (last week: No. 71)

Billboard 200 Debuts
Avery * Sunshine – “Sunroom” – No. 175

Trumpets_-_Single_CoverBillboard Hot 100

Billboard’s Hot 100 chart remains pretty much untouched from last week, with minor shifts. Ariana Grande’s new single “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea squats at No. 2 for a second week.

John Legend’s emotional ballad “All of Me” also sits at the same position at No. 3 for a second week.

Pharrell Williams’ cheerful single “Happy” dips one spot to No. 5. The song has been on the Hot 100 for 22 weeks, peaking at No. 1. On the other hand, his new song “Come Get It Bae” re-enters the chart at No. 99.

Jason Derulo takes up three spots on the Hot 100 this week. His latest track “Wiggle” dances in place at No.10 for another week. Meanwhile, his 2 Chainz assisted tune “Talk Dirty” moves down five spots to No.13 (last week: No. 7). Additionally, “Trumpets” makes an appearance on this chart for the first time at No. 87.

Chris Brown’s club banger “Loyal” rests at No. 20 for a second week. The song has been on this chart for 20 weeks, peaking at No. 9.

The King of Pop’s posthumous single “Lover Never Felt So Good” moonwalks 11 spots from No. 16 to No. 27.

Trey Songz’ DJ Mustard produced single “Na Na” climbs one spot to No. 32. Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s seductive tune “Partition” falls two spots to No. 46.

California native Jhene Aiko’s fan-favorite single “The Worst” moves up four spots to No. 55. The track has been on this chart for 17 weeks, peaking at No. 43.

Rising singer Tinashe’s debut single “2 On” eyes the top 40. The Schoolboy Q assisted track catapults 19 positions to No. 56 (last week: No.75).

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

1. Mariah Carey – “Me. I Am Mariah….The Elusive Chanteuse” (Hot Debut)
2. Michael Jackson – “Xscape”
3. Pharrell – “G I R L”
4. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
5. Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2”

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard R&B Albums chart
Beyoncé – “Beyoncé” – No. 6 (last week: No. 5)
August Alsina – “Testimony” – No. 8 (last week: No. 6)
Avery * Sunshine – “The Sun Room” – No. 11 (Debut)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – No. 12 (last week: No. 10)

ariana-grande-problemBillboard Rhythmic Songs

Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart displays a few shifts this week with Ariana Grande’s radio-heavy hit “Problem” leading the way at No. 3, three spots up from last week.

Showing the most improvement on the Rhythmic Songs report card is Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle” skyrocketing four spots just making it in the top 10 by the skin of its teeth. Usher’s “Good Kisser” made just as much improvement gradually climbing from No. 21 to No. 17 — even though further down on the Rhythmic Songs chart.

Just past the top 10 mark, scales Tinashe’s “2 On” up two spots to No. 11. Chris Brown’s rightfully titled “Loyal” kneels one spot to No. 5 position this week.

R&B crooner Trey Songz’ “Na Na” falls from No. 3 to No. 4. Following pursuit, Justin Timberlake’s “Not A Bad Thing” slides down to No. 6 and while Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” falls to No. 9.

Here’s a list of other songs on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart
John Legend- “All of Me”- No. 7 (last week: No. 7)
Beyoncé- “Partition”- No. 12 (last week: No. 9)
Pharrell- “Happy”- No. 20 (last week: No. 19)
Pharrell- “Come Get It Bae”- No. 31 (last week: No. 33)
Jhené Aiko- “The Worst”- No. 22 (last week No. 15)

TinasheBillboard Hot R&B Songs

John Legend’s “All of Me” camps out at No. 1 for a fifth week. Meanwhile, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams rests at No. 2 (last week: No. 2)

Jason Derulo’s Snoop Dogg assisted tune “Wiggle” moves up one spot to No. 3. Chris Brown’s “Loyal” climbs two positions to No. 5. On the other hand, Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” naps at No. 6 for another week.

RCA Records artist Tinashe’s blazing single “2 On” makes its way to No. 10, earning the Cali native her first top 10 single on this chart.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart
Trey Songz — “Na Na” — No. 7 (last week: No. 8)
Beyoncé — “Partition” — No. 8 (last week: No. 9)
Jhene Aiko — “The Worst” — No. 9 (last week: No. 12)
Aloe Blacc — “The Man” — No. 12 (last week: No. 11)
Usher — “Good Kisser”– No. 13 (last week: No. 15)
Michael Jackson — “Slave To The Rhythm” — No. 17 (last week: No. 10)
SoMo — “Ride” — No. 18 (last week: No. 20)
Bando Jonez — “Sex You” — No. 21 (last week: No. 25)

Photo Credit: Stratus Digital Marketing/SoundcloudBillboard Adult R&B Songs

Topping off the Adult R&B Songs Chart is Pharrell happily settled into his nest at the No. 1 spot for the eleventh week in a row with “Happy.”

John Legend’s “All of Me” makes No. 2 his home for the tenth week in a row, but we’re sure he wants to move to the No. 1 spot once more. Michael Jackson’s posthumous single “Love Never Felt So Good” settles for the No. 3 spot again this week.

Hats off to Shaliek for earning his first top 10 single this week at No. 9 with “Ain’t Supposed to Cry” sustaining thirteen weeks on the chart. Capping off the top 10 is Tank’s “You’re My Star” from his highly anticipated “Stronger” album already proving its success.

Ledisi’s “I Blame You” continues to climb the chart one by one as she rises a spot to No. 6 and Jhene Aiko’s “The Worst” peaks at No. 4 in its fifteenth week.

Jumping an impressive 10 spots is Usher’s “Good Kisser” rounding off the top 20 from his spot at No. 30 last week. John Legend’s “You & I” falls right behind Usher at No. 19 sliding up a spot from the previous week.

Here’s a list of other songs on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart
Kelly Price- “It’s My Time”- No. 5 (last week: No. 4)
Joe & Kelly Rowland- “Love & Sex (Part 2)”- No. 7 (last week No. 8)
Robin Thicke- “Get Her Back”- No. 14 (last week No. 18)
Ledisi- “Like This”- No. 21 (last week No. 23)
Calvin Richardson- “We Gonna Love Tonight”- No. 24 (last week No. 26)
Aloe Blacc- “The Man”- No. 30 (last week No. 27)

(Source: Billboard, Chart News, Hits Daily Double)

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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.

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.

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