CHART CHECK: Trey Songz Earns Top 20 Single On Adult R&B Songs Chart + Mariah Carey’s New LP Dives Down Billboard 200

In this week’s edition of Chart Check, Michael Jackson’s latest album re-enters the top ten on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, Mariah Carey’s Lambs hide under the sheets in shame as her “Elusive Chanteuse” album disappears from the top 20 and appears in the top 40 of the Billboard 200 after only three weeks.

We see Usher’s new retro-soul single “Good Kisser” finally hurdle over No. 70 on the Hot 100 chart. In addition, we alert fans that Trey Songz’ latest mid-tempo single “What’s Best For You” garners him a top 20 single on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart. Also, we show where Kindred the Family Soul’s new album “A ‘Couples’ Friends” debuts at on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.

Dates: June 12 — June 19 (Billboard)

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Michael Jackson’s “Xscape” album ends the drought of R&B projects in the top ten this week. With 24,861 album copies sold last week, Jackson’s latest LP rises from No. 12 to No. 9. His second posthumous album has sold 309,133 copies to date.

Pharrell’s “G I R L” album migrates from No. 21 to No. 29, selling 10,722 last week. The album has moved 436,346 units to date.

Oh no! With 8,369 albums sold last week, Mariah Carey’s latest effort “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse” plunges from No. 18 to No. 43 in its third week. Carey’s 14th studio album sales total 82,886 copies sold to date.

Here is a list of other R&B albums in the top 100 on the Billboard 200 chart
Jason Derulo – “Talk Dirty” – No. 35 (last week: No. 28)
John Legend – “Love in the Future” – No. 41 (last week: No. 30)
Beyoncé – “Beyoncé” – No. 88 (last week: No. 65)
Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 95 (last week: No. 73)
Ariana Grande – “Yours Truly” – No. 97 (last week: No. 68)

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Ariana Grande remains a “Problem” with Iggy Azalea at No. 2 for a fourth week.

“Wiggle” by Jason Derulo remains at No. 5 for a second week. Meanwhile, “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz slips to one spot to No. 15. Lastly, “Trumpets” off his “Talk Dirty” album steps backwards one slot to No. 57.

Pharrell’s larger-than-life hit single “Happy” falls two spots to No. 8 this week (peak: No. 1). His latest radio single “Come Get It Bae” off his album “G I R L” drops two positions to No. 80 in its fourth week.

After peaking No. 22, Trey Songz’ lead single “Na Na” off his “Trigga” album spends another week at No. 31.

Tinashe’s breakout single “2 On” jumps eights positions to No. 44 in its sixth week.

Six weeks after debuting at No. 70, Usher’s single “Good Kisser” finds a new home at No. 66 (last week: No. 75).

Here’s a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” – No. 10 (last week: No. 10)
Justin Timberlake – “Not A Bad Thing” – No. 13 (last week: No. 12)
Chris Brown – “Loyal” – No. 21 (last week: No. 24; peak: No. 9)
Michael Jackson – “Love Never Felt So Good” – No. 33 (last week: No. 29; peak: 9)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 68 (peak: No. 43)

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In its 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. Mariah Carey – “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse”
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
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – No. 10 (last week: No. 13)
Kindred the Family Soul – “A ‘Couple’ Friends – No. 11 (Hot Debut)
Kelly Price – “Sing/Pray/Love/ Vol. 1: Sing” – No. 12 (last week: No. 6 – debut)
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience” – No. 13 (last week: No. 16)
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War” – No. 21 (last week: No. 18)
Meshell Ndegeocello – “Comet, Come to Me” – No. 24 (last week: No. 11 – debut)

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While Pharrell’s joyful tune “Happy” remains comfortable at No. 1 for the 13th consecutive week. John Legend’s “All of Me” finds itself dethroned from the No. 2 spot. This week, his hit single comes to a category close as Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” shifts from No. 3 to No. 2. This leaves Legend’s ballad falling to Jackson’s last week position at No. 3.

Kelly Price’s “It’s My Time” hops one slot to No. 4. This feat makes it the uplifting anthem’s highest position to date. Meanwhile, Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” withdraws from No. 4 to No. 5.

In its fourth week on the chart, Robin Thicke’s apologetic ballad “Get Her Back” hurdles four positions to No. 7.

Pendulum Records artist Shaliek’s sophomore single “Ain’t Supposed To Cry” leans back two spots to No. 10 after peaking No. 8.

After debuting at No. 16 last week, Kem’s new groovy jam “It’s You” increases three positions to No. 13. Standing in the rear of Kem’s comeback record is Usher’s single “Good Kisser.” The R&B veteran’s lead single to his forthcoming untitled album jolts from No. 23 to No. 14 in week four.

Ledisi’s brand new single “Like This” falls two spots to No. 17 after enjoying a taste of the No. 15 position last week. Her lead single “I Blame You” off her album “The Truth” stands at No. 8 this week. The mesmerizing jam peaked at No. 3 on this chart.

Trey Songz’ tender ballad “What’s Best For You” debuted at No. 25 last week. In its second week, the song moves seven spots to No. 18, becoming a top-20 R&B single for his “Trigga” album.

Here’s a list of other songs on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart
Joe & Kelly Rowland – “Love & Sex (Part 2)” – No. 6 (last week: No. 6)
Tank – “You’re My Star” – No. 9 (last week: No. 9)
John Legend – “You & I (Nobody in the World)” – No. 15 (last week: No. 14)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Roller Coaster” – No. 22 (last week: No. 21)
Jennifer Hudson – “Walk It Out” featuring Timbaland – No. 25 (last week: No. 24)
Leela James – “Fall For You” – No. 26 (last week: No. 28)

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Justin Timberlake’s latest radio single “Not A Bad Thing” moves one spot to No. 4 this week.

Meanwhile, Jason Derulo’s infectious new single “Wiggle” featuring Snoop Dogg takes over Timberlake’s last week position after climbing from No. 7.

Breakout single “2 On” by Tinashe featuring ScHoolBoy Q skips three steps to No. 7.

Last week, Chris Brown’s relatable single “Loyal” reverses from No. 6 to No. 9. During his time behind bars, the Nic-Nac produced track peaked No. 1 on this chart.

In its fourth week, Pharrell’s “Come Get It Bae” sails five places upward to No. 20. Standing three spots behind is August Alsina’s B.o.B and Yo Gotti assisted track “Numb” at No. 23 (last week: No. 28).

Here’s a list of other songs on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart
Ariana Grande – “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea – No. 2 (last week: No. 2)
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 6 (last week: No. 4; peak: No. 1)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 11 (last week: No. 9; peak: No. 9)
Usher – “Good Kisser” – No. 15 (last week: No. 14)
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 21 (last week: No. 18; peak: No. 7)

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For four consecutive weeks, “Loyal” by Chris Brown remains atop of the chart. While, Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” lingers at No. 2 for another week.

“Good Kisser” by Usher shoots from No. 7 to No. 4 in its sixth week.

Emerging artist Tinashe’s “2 On” continues to achieve top ten single success on the Billboard charts. Two weeks ago, the ScHoolBoy Q assisted single entered the top ten of the Hot R&B Songs chart. Last week, it squeezed into the top ten of the Rhythmic Songs chart. Now, the song makes its entrance into the top ten of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart at No. 10 (last week: No. 12).

Tank’s mid-tempo groove “You’re My Star” enters the top 30 at No. 27 after spending last week at No. 33. On the other hand, “Get Her Back” by Robin Thicke rests at No. 34 after bouncing from No. 42 in its second week.

Here’s a list of other songs on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 6 (last week: No. 4; peak: No. 3)
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 9 (last week: No. 8; peak: No. 1)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 11 (last week: No. 11; peak: No. 3)
Michael Jackson – “Love Never Felt So Good” – No. 14 (last week: No. 14; peak: No. 12)
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 19 (last week: No. 17; peak: No. 9)
Kelly Price – “It’s My Time” – No. 23 (last week: No. 26)
Ne-Yo – ‘Money Can’t Buy” – No. 36 (last week: No. 42)

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

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Tinashe Shares Vertical Video for ‘Faded Love’

Just a week after debuting her new single “Faded Love” featuring Future, Tinashe unveils a vertical video for the track.

Made for mobile viewers in mind, the clip shows Tinashe performing hot choreography in a warehouse.

“Faded Love” is the follow-up to Tinashe’s Offset-assisted track “No Drama.” Both “Faded Love” and “No Drama” is lifted from the “2 On” singer’s oft-delayed sophomore album, Joyride, which will release this year.

Watch Tinashe’s vertical video for “Faded Love” below.

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Tank Recruits Trey Songz and Ty Dolla Sign for ‘When We’ Remix

Tank’s gold-selling single “When We” continues to evolve.The R&B General teams up with his label mates Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign for the official remix.

Hoping to add spice to Valentine’s Day playlists, the three R&B crooners update the sex-driven track with their own bedroom escapades.

Trigga opens up the track with his seductive verse, where he tells his woman he wants to take his time making sweet love to her. “I love the way you fuck me / But you don’t understand it’s way more than fucking when I fuck you / I would cross the ocean for you / Stroking through the ocean for you,” he sings.

Dolla Sign follows up with a braggadocio verse about his lovemaking skills. “Ride me like a pony / These niggas so phony / Treat you like a trophy / You know I pick up when the phone rings / You know I go deep until I make you scream,” he sings.

The original version of “When We” appears on Tank’s latest album, Savage, which released last fall. The song has over 17 million streams on Spotify alone.

Listen to Tank’s “When We (Remix)” below.

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Tinashe Drops ‘Faded Love’ with Future

Nearly a month after dropping her Offset-assisted track “No Drama,” Tinashe returns with a new song titled “Faded Love” featuring Future. Produced by Stargate, the island-flavored track is about a one night stand.

“No don’t give me your name / No I don’t need your number saved in my phone / Just follow me, follow me, follow me,” she sings.

“Faded Love” and “No Drama” will appear on Tinashe’s sophomore album, Joyride, which is slated to release later this year on RCA Records.

This isn’t Tinashe and Future’s first time working together. They first collaborated on “How Many Times” from Tinashe’s debut album, Aquarius. 

Listen to “Faded Love” below.

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