Chart Check: Jhené Aiko and Justine Skye Head to Urban Radio, Tank Reaches Top 10 on Urban AC

Jhené Aiko Tank Justine Skye

Jhené Aiko Tank Justine Skye

Welcome back to another edition of Chart Check! Each Friday, Rated R&B provides detailed insight to the weekly chart movements of your favorite R&B artists and R&B songs. In this updated format, we will discuss Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs (Urban AC) and Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop National Airplay (Urban) charts extensively. Read below for more information on the week of August 26, 2017:

On the Rise: Tank & The Weeknd

Tank’s records are known to heat up any bedroom, but this week his new sexy single “When We” is heating up the charts. The R&B General has landed another Top 10 hit on the Urban AC chart, as “When We” rises from No. 12 to No. 10 in the latest tracking week. “When We” also snagged six adds at R&B radio this week, which is the fourth highest for the week.

Tank isn’t the only established artist with another rising record. Canada’s own The Weeknd is also making his own run at the chart with his new single “Die For You.” The Starboy cut gained 79 spins at Urban AC radio, making it the third-most added in the last tracking week. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see “Die For You” to make a splash on urban AC in the near future.

New Additions: Justine Skye and Jhené Aiko

Justine Skye is “Back For More” on her new single, which features Jeremih. It’s now time for the summer single to start getting into rotation on urban radio, as it was added to 10 urban stations in the latest tracking week. Thanks to Hitmaka’s production, catchy hook, and fun vibe, this might be Skye’s first chance at real radio success. You can watch the video, which stars fellow R&B artist and actor/singer Rotimi, above.

Although she’s popularized by her features, Jhené Aiko is also looking for solo success with her dreamy new single “While We’re Young.” The song gained 12 adds at Urban radio stations, making it the fourth-most added song in the latest tracking week. This isn’t her first radio rodeo, as she received a great response to her kiss-off record “The Worst” back in 2014. She’s now on the Urban Chart as a featured artist on 2 Chainz’s “It’s a Vibe,” which is No. 15 this week.

Quick Notes: Daniel Caesar, Lalah Hathaway + More

And in quick notes: The Adult R&B Songs chart saw four debuts this week, including already established hits “Love Galore” and “Wild Thoughts” from SZA and DJ Khaled. The songs sit at the No. 30 and 26 spots, respectively. The other two debuts belong to the inspirational “All I Got” from gospel artist Le’Andria Johnson at No. 29 and Daniel Caesar’s “Get You” at No. 28; Jacquees’ “B.E.D.” lifts 8-6 on the Urban chart this week. He released a video to the remix on Aug. 17, which features actress and singer Keke Palmer; After reaching the Top 10 two weeks ago, SZA can now celebrate a Top 5 record as “Love Galore” jumps 7-5 on the Urban chart. The lead single is just shy of the 20 million mark in urban radio audience;  The 112 train has officially taken off with their new single “Dangerous Games” gaining 75 spins and 15 adds at urban radio, making it the most added song of the week; and finally, Lalah Hathaway’s new single is moving quite nicely as “I Can’t Wait” saw a 83 spin increase at Urban radio in the latest tracking week. The song is just 3 spots away from debuting on the official chart.

Enjoyed this week’s chart check? Are you going to grab Daniel Caesar’s new album on the 25th? Did you see Tank’s new video? How well do you think Justine Skye and Jhené’s new singles will do at urban radio? Let us know what you think in the comment section below?

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Willie Taylor Releases New Song ‘Naked’ featuring Jeremih

Valentine’s Day may be over but love is still in the air. Willie Taylor of Day26 teams with his cousin Jeremih for a sexy new track titled “Naked.” The title of the track is pretty self-explanatory. The two sing about an intimate night with a love interest.

“Enough with the drunk talk, we already faded / And right now these clothes are overrated, can I take them off?” Taylor sings.

Jeremih comes towards the end of the track and sings about recording his session. “Camera’s on don’t you act funny on me / Booty so stupid, go dummy on it / Throw it back, I’ma throw money on that,” he sings.

Listen to “Naked” below.

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Rotimi Releases ‘Baecation’ Video

It seems like almost every R&B artist is dropping some material on Valentine’s Day. In celebration of the loving holiday, Rotimi has released a visual for “Baecation” from his Jeep Music, Vol. 1 EP.

In the video, directed by Sean Edwards, Rotimi calls up his girl and surprises her with a romantic date around town. The two enjoy each other’s company at a park, before heading to take pictures at a photo booth.

According to a press release, Rotimi is gearing up to release another EP later this year, as well as return for the fifth season of the hit show on STARZ, Power. 

Last December, the actor/singer released a remix to “Kitchen Table” with Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign. The original version also appears on Jeep Music, Vol. 1. 

Watch Rotimi’s “Baecation” video 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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