CHART CHECK: Usher Scores 13th No. 1 Song + Trey Songz Scores Second No. 1 Album

Last week, R&B music fans showed their support for their favorite R&B artists in stores, on digital retailers and at radio stations. One R&B artist in particular was Trey Songz. His new album “Trigga” made a huge debut on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, his new song “Foreign” makes its first appearance on the Hot 100 chart.

While Songz enjoys the success of his new music, Usher’s makes history on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart with single “Good Kisser.” Also, Mary J. Blige’s Mark J. Feist produced single “Suitcase” debuts on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart.

Find out the latest chart positions of your favorite R&B singer’s album and singles below in this week’s edition of Chart Check.

Dates range from: July 3 – July 10 (Billboard)

trey-songz-triggaBillboard 200

As reported earlier this week, Trey Songz snags his second No. 1 album with “Trigga.” His sixth album moved 104,713 units in its first week sales.

With 45,000 copies sold last week, British soul singer Sam Smith’s debut effort “In The Lonely Hour” descends one position to No. 3 in its third week. The album has sold 278,000 since its release.

Robin Thicke’s new album “Paula,” which serves as the follow-up to his first-ever No. 1 album “Blurred Lines,” debuts at No. 9 after selling 24, 000 copies in its opening week.

“Testimony” by August Alsina’s makes an impressive leap from No. 67 to No. 23, after selling 11,942 copies last week. Alsina’s first album has sold 150,461 copies since its release on April 15.

Pharrell’s sophomore set “G I R L” mounts from No. 37 to No. 29 in its 18th week on the chart. The hitmaker’s second album sold 9,323 copies last week, which brings the total sales to 461,304.

After debuting at No. 17, Joe’s eleventh studio album “Bridges” dives to No. 40.

Here is a list of other R&B albums in the top 100 of the Billboard 200 chart
Michael Jackson – “Xscape” – No. 18 (last week: No. 21)
John Legend – “Love in the Future” – No. 39 (last week: 46)
Jhene Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 61 (last week: No. 82)
Beyoncé – “Beyoncé” – No. 65 (last week: No. 72)
Ariana Grande – “Yours Truly” – No. 69 (last week: No. 85)
Michael Jackson – “Number Ones” – No. 79 (last week: No. 101)
Mariah Carey – “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse” – No. 80 (last week: No. 70)
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” – No. 90 (last week: No. 94)
Mali Music – “Mali Is…” – No. 95 (last week: No. 52)

chris-brown-new-flameBillboard Hot 100

Jason Derulo’s Snoop Dogg assisted single “Wiggle” remains at No. 6 for another week. Derulo’s song “Trumpets” off his “Talk Dirty” album shifts from No. 61 to No. 67 (peak: No. 56).

“Happy” by Pharrell descends two positions to No. 12. The “G I R L” artist’s latest single “Come Get It Bae” travels up 11 spots to No. 58 in its seventh week.

With help of digital downloads, Trey Songz’ lead single “Na Na” lifted off his new album “Trigga,” jumps from No. 31 to No. 21. The latter position marks the DJ Mustard produced track’s highest position after 24 weeks on the chart.

Tinashe’s club-ready single “2 On” featuring ScHoolBoy Q rises four spots to No. 36.

After debuting at No. 89 last week, “Don’t Tell Em’” by Jeremih featuring YG springs to No. 78.

Here is a list of other R&B songs in the top 100 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart
Ariana Grande – “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea – No. 3 (last week: No. 3; peak: No. 2)
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” – No. 5 (last week: No. 5)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 8 (last week: No. 7; peak: No. 1)
Chris Brown – “Loyal” – No. 22 (last week: No. 23; peak: No. 9)
Justin Timberlake – “Not A Bad Thing” – No. 26 (last week: No. 17; peak: No. 8)
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good” – No. 54 (last week: No. 42; peak: No. 9)
Usher – “Good Kisser” – No. 65 (last week: No. 72; peak: No. 65 — after 9 weeks on the chart)

Billboard Hot 100 Debuts
Ariana Grande – “Break Free” featuring Zedd – No. 15 (Hot Debut)
Trey Songz – “Foreign” – No. 84
Chris Brown – “New Flame” featuring Usher and Rick Ross – No. 92

ariana-grande-problemBillboard Rhythmic Songs

Ariana Grande’s fierce single “Problem” leads the Rhythmic Songs chart for the second week. Meanwhile, Jason Derulo’s booty-shaking track “Wiggle” relaxes at No. 4 for another week.

Trey Songz’ chart-topping single “Na Na” falls from No. 11 to No. 13 in its 23rd week on the chart (peak: No. 1).

After only four weeks, “Don’t Tell Em’” by Jeremih breaks into the top 20 at No. 17 (last week: No. 21).

Pharrell’s “Come Get It Bae” hops one spot to No. 18.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart
Tinashe – “2 On” – featuring ScHoolBoy Q – No. 3 (last week: No. 3)
August Alsina – “Numb” featuring B.o.B and Yo Gotti – No. 20 (last week: No. 23)
Usher – “Good Kisser” – No. 25 (last week: No. 17; peak: No. 14)
Trey Songz – “Foreign” – No. 31 (last week: No. 34)

robin-thicke-paula-coverBillboard R&B Albums
In its respective order, here are the top five R&B albums among R&B acts.

1. Trey Songz – “Trigga” (Hot Debut)
2. Robin Thicke – “Paula” (Debut)
3. Michael Jackson – “Xscape”
4. August Alsina – “Testimony”
5. Pharrell – “G I R L”

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard R&B Albums chart
Joe – “Bridges” – No. 7 (last week: No. 1 – debut)
Jhene Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 9 (last week: No. 12)
Mariah Carey – “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse” – No.11 (last week: No. 9)
Mali Music – “Mali Is…” – No. 13 (last week: No. 6)
Mary J. Blige – “Think Like A Man Too” soundtrack – No. 14 (last week: No. 10)
Sebastian Mikael – “Speechless” – No. 15 (last week: No. 7 – debut)
Ledisi – “The Truth” – No. 23 (last week: No. 17)

SuitcaseBillboard Adult R&B Songs

Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” spends its second non-consecutive week at No. 1 after bumping John Legend’s ballad “All of Me” to No. 2.

Robin Thicke’s latest love jam “Get Her Back” off his new album “Paula” eyes the top five at No. 6 (last week: No. 7).

In its seventh week, “Good Kisser” by Usher makes its entrance into the top ten at No. 8 (last week: No. 11).

Marsha Ambrosius’ “Run” off her forthcoming album “Friends & Lovers” plays it cool at No. 14 for another week.

Ne-Yo’s and Jagged Edge’s new singles spend relocate on the chart in their second week. Ne-Yo’s “Money Can’t Buy” featuring Jeezy rises four spots to No. 24. Meanwhile, the R&B quartet’s comeback tune “Hope” shifts one spot to No. 26.

Here is a list of other songs on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 3 (last week: No. 2; peak: No. 1)
Jhene Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 7 (last week: No. 5; peak: No. 4)
Kem – “It’s You” – No. 9 (last week: No. 9)
Trey Songz – “What’s Best For You” – No. 12 (last week: No. 13)
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” – No. 16 (last week: No. 17)
Aloe Blacc – “Love Is The Answer” – No. 27 (last week: No. 26)

Billboard Adult R&B Songs Debuts
Mary J. Blige – “Suitcase” – No. 29

Usher-ManBillboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

Hats off to Usher! His new single “Good Kisser” moves up two positions, which helps him reclaim the top spot of the chart for the 13th time. The “Climax” crooner and rapper/singer Drake are the only two artists that hold the record for the most No. 1’s on this particular chart.

Usher’s latest achievement causes Chris Brown’s fan-favorite song “Loyal” to dip down to No. 2 after spending six uninterrupted weeks atop the chart.

Jhene Aiko’s breakout single “The Worst” drops three spots to No. 5. The Fisticuffs produced track spent three consecutive weeks at No. 1.

In its tenth week, Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” featuring Justin Timberlake rests at No. 16 (last week: No. 17; peak: No. 12).

Jeremih’s and Robin Thicke’s latest singles look to push through into the top 20 soon. Thicke’s mid-tempo tune “Get Her Back” jolts from No. 32 to No. 27 in its fifth week. While, Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell Em’” featuring YG pedals forward from No. 26 to No. 22 .

Here’s a list of other songs on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart
Tinashe – “2 On” – No. 11 (last week: No. 14 ; peak: No. 10)
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 13 (last week: No. 9; peak: No. 1)
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 19 (last week: No. 20; peak: No. 9)
Ne-Yo – “Money Can’t Buy” featuring Jeezy – No. 26 (last week: No. 23; peak: No. 23)
Trey Songz – “SmartPhones” – No. 29 (last week: No. 25; peak: No. 25)
Jazmine Sullivan – “Dumb” featuring Meek Mill – No. 48 (last week: No. 45)

(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.

Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige and others Win at 49th NAACP Image Awards

The winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced on Monday night during the live broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which aired on TV One.

The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson and opened with a powerful moment in support of #TIMESUP featuring Angela Robinson, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Tracee Ellis Ross. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Terrence J with special correspondent, Tanika Ray.

Among the winners were R&B acts SZA (Outstanding New Artist), Bruno Mars (Outstanding Male Artist, Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album, Outstanding Song) and Mary J. Blige (Outstanding Female Artist). R&B legend Charlie Wilson was honored with the Music Makes a Difference Award.

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