CHART CHECK: Ne-Yo Earns Top 20 Single + Kelly Price’s New Album Makes Top 10 On R&B Chart

R&B/pop artists are heating up the Billboard charts this summer and we’re following the action with our latest edition of Chart Check. We updated fans on Mariah Carey’s second week sales for her 14th studio effort “Me. I Am…The Elusive Chanteuse.” A new British sensation earns his first top ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Meanwhile, Kelly Price’s album “Sing/Pray/Love/ Vol: 1: Sing” in the top ten of the R&B Albums chart. We see which male and female R&B veterans achieve top 20 singles on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart. In addition, find out where Ne-Yo’s new single “Money Can’t Buy” lands at in its second week on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart and more.

The Chart Check dates reflect: June 5 – June 12 (Billboard)

Photo credit: Warner Bros RecordsBillboard 200

While there aren’t any R&B albums in the top ten this week, we have Michael Jackson’s and Mariah Carey’s latest projects in the top 20.

Even with 25,358 album copies sold last week, the King of Pop’s second posthumous album “Xscape” falls from No. 7 to No. 12. Although, Carey’s 14th studio album “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” debuted at No. 3 last week, the new studio effort drops to No. 18 after selling 16,090 copies. The album’s total sales equal 74,517 units sold to date.

Pharrell’s album “G I R L” will be certified gold soon. Stationed at No. 21 for a second week, the superstar’s second album sold 13,871 last week, totaling 425,624 album copies counted to date.

“Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo resides at No. 28 for another week after selling 9,410 copies last week. He has sold 107, 496 copies of the album to date.

John Legend’s album “Love in the Future” holds down the top 40 this week at No. 30. His fourth soul collection tallied 8,969 units last week, which makes the total 529,934.

Here is a list of other R&B albums in the top 100 on the Billboard 200 chart
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” – No. 57 (last week: No. 50)
Jhene Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 73 (last week: No. 52)
Beyoncé – “Beyoncé” – No. 65 (last week: No. 51)
Ariana Grande – “Yours Truly” – No. 68 (last week: No. 62)
August Alsina – “Testimony” – No. 79 (last week: No. 60)
Aloe Blacc – “Lift Your Spirit” – No. 100 (last week: No. 105)

Billboard 200 Debuts
Kelly Price – “Sing/Pray/Love/ Vol 1: Sing” – No. 64

sam-smith-stay-with-meBillboard Hot 100

Ranking at No. 2 for a third week in a row is Ariana Grande’s Iggy Azalea assisted single “Problem.”

Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle” lifts five spots to No. 5. The Ricky Reed produced banger becomes the “Ridin’ Solo” crooner’s fourth top five single on as a lead artist on this chart. His previous top five song “Talk Dirty” (peak:No.3) stands at No. 14 this week. The R&B/pop superstar’s third Hot 100 entry floats from No. 87 to No. 56 in its second week.

While Derulo scores another top five single, British soul artist Sam Smith achieves his first top ten single. His enchanting ballad “Stay With Me” flies from No. 19 to No. 10 in its ninth week on the chart. Smith’s other Hot 100 entry, “I’m Not The Only One” opens at No. 69.

Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” finds itself at No. 29 after spending last week at No. 27. The song has peaked at No. 9.

Usher’s first single “Good Kisser”off his forthcoming album retreats three spots to No. 75. The song has only peaked at No. 70, which is the position the Pop & Oak produced cut debuted at five weeks ago.

Here’s a list of other songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 3 (third week at No. 3; peak: No. 1)
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 6 (last week: No. 5; peak: No. 1)
Justin Timberlake – “Not A Bad Thing” – No. 12 (last week: No. 11)
Chris Brown – “Loyal” – No. 24 (last week: No. 20; peak: No. 9)
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 31 (last week: No. 32; peak: No. 22)
Jhene Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 68 (last week: No. 55; peak: No. 43)
Tinashe – “2 On” featuring ScHoolBoy Q – No. 52 (last week: No. 56)

kelly-price-sing-pray-loveBillboard R&B Albums
In its respective order, here are the top five R&B albums among R&B acts.

1. Michael Jackson – “Xscape”
2. Mariah Carey – “Me. I Am Mariah….The Elusive Chanteuse” (Last week: No. 1 – debut)
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
Kelly Price – “Sing/Pray/Love/ Vol. 1: Sing” – No. 6 (Hot Debut)
August Alsina – “Testimony” – No. 9 (last week: No. 8)
Meshell Ndegeocello – “Comet, Come to Me” – No. 11 (Debut)
Keke Wyatt – “Ke’Ke” EP – No. 12 (Re-Enter)
Ledisi – “The Truth” – No. 15 (last week: No. 10)
Avery * Sunshine – “The Sun Room” – No. 23 (last week: No. 11 – debut)
Sevyn Streeter – “Call Me Crazy, But…” – No. 24 (last week: No. 17)

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

For 12 uninterrupted weeks, Pharrell single “Happy” remains atop the chart. His upbeat tune has kept John Legend’s tender ballad “All of Me” at No. 2 for 11 straight weeks. However, Legend’s latest radio single “You & I (Nobody in the World)” is gaining some speed as it rises from No. 19 to No. 14 in its sixth week.

“It’s My Time” by R&B veteran Kelly Price settles in at No. 5 for the another week. Following right behind Price’s joyful track is Joe’s smooth mid-tempo ballad “Love & Sex (Part 2)” featuring mother-to-be Kelly Rowland.

While Ledisi’s “I Blame You” chills at No. 7, her new emotional driven single “Like This” springs from No. 21 to No. 15 in its fifth week.

Tank’s new single “You’re My Star” re-occupies the No. 9 position after spending last week at No. 10.

Robin Thicke’s new ballad “Get Her Back” is itching to enter the top 10 of the Adult R&B Songs chart, as it stands at No. 11 (last week: No. 14). Thicke recently announced his new album would be titled after his wife, Paula Patton.

Calvin Richardson’s sensual new single “We Gonna Love Tonite” caps off the top 20 after rising from No. 24 last week. In Rated RnB’s recent interview with Richardson, he mentioned he had to re-word the song’s lyrics due to the original version being overly explicit for radio.

After debuting at No. 27, Toni Braxton and Babyface’s third single “Roller Coaster,” off their album “Love, Marriage & Divorce” moves six spots to No. 21 in week two.

Here’s a list of other songs on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart
Michael Jackson – “Love Never Felt So Good” – No. 3 (last week: No. 3)
Jhene Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 4 (last week: No. 4)
Shaliek – “Ain’t Supposed To Cry” – No. 8 (last week: No. 9)
Marsha Ambrosius – “Run” – No. 19 – (last week: No. 18)
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” – No. 22 (last week: No. 23)
Usher – “Good Kisser” – No. 23 (last week: No. 20)
Jennifer Hudson – “Walk It Out” – No. 24 (last week: No. 22)

Billboard Adult R&B Songs Debuts
Kem – “It’s You” – No. 16

ne-yo-money-cant-buy-ratedrnbBillboard Hot R&B Songs

John Legend’s heart melting ballad “All of Me” spends its sixth week at No. 1. Knocking at the backdoor of Legend’s hit single is Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle.” The Snoop Dogg assisted track rises from No. 3 to No. 2 in its seventh week. Meanwhile, Derulo’s chart-topper “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz rests at No. 4 for another week.

Michael Jackson’s and Trey Songz’ latest singles remain in their exact same spots from last week. “Love Never Felt So Good” by Jackson with Timberlake sits still at No. 6 for another week. Songz’ “Na Na” stays at No. 7 after peaking No. 6 weeks ago.

Last week, Tinashe experienced her first top ten single on the R&B Songs chart with “2 On” climbing to No. 10. This week, her ScHoolBoy Q assisted single moves up one spot to No. 9.

Usher’s single “Good Kisser” slides up one slot to No. 12 in its fifth week. Meanwhile, in its eighth week, “Come Get It Bae” by Pharrell hikes two spots to No. 14.

After debuting last week at No. 22, Ne-Yo’s new R&B/hip-hop infused tune “Money Can’t Buy” travels upward to No. 17.

Sevyn Streeter has recruited Kid Ink and YG for remixes for her single “nEXt,” yet the song continues to move backwards. The D’Mile produced tune slides down one spot to No. 21 after only peaking No. 18 in its 11 weeks on the chart.

“Numb” by August Alsina featuring B.o.B & Yo Gotti halts at No. 22 after jumping two spots from last week.

Here’s a list of other songs on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart
Chris Brown – “Loyal” – No. 5 (peak: No 4)
Beyonce – “Partition” – No. 8 (peak: No. 6)
Jhene Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 10 (peak: No. 9)
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 13 (peak: No. 4)
Adrian Marcel – “2AM.” – featuring Sage The Gemini – No. 16 (last week: No. 19)
Michael Jackson – “Slave To The Rhythm” – No. 20 (last week: No. 17; peak: No. 10)
Bando Jonez – “Sex You” – No. 19 (peak: No. 15)

J-T-Not-A-Bad-ThingBillboard Rhythmic Songs

Ariana Grande’s “Problem” eyes the top spot at No. 2 after only six weeks on the chart.

Justin Timberlake’s “Not A Bad Thing” slithers back into the top five at No. 5. Meanwhile, “Wiggle” by Jason Derulo trots three miles forward to No. 7.

After scoring a top ten single on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart, Tinashe does the same this week on the Rhythmic Songs chart. Her youthful tune “2 On” bumps from No. 11 to No. 10.

In its fifth week, “Good Kisser” by Usher makes a stop at No. 14 after spending last week at No. 17.

Here’s a list of other songs on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 4 (peak: No. 1)
Chris Brown – “Loyal” – No. 6 (last week: No. 5)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 9 (last week: No. 7)
Beyonce – “Partition” – No. 18 (last week: No. 12)
Jhené Aiko- “The Worst”- No. 32 (last week: No. 22)

(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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