R&B fans are requesting good music and R&B singers are delivering. This week, find out where Chris Brown’s new single from his forthcoming album debuted on Billboard and its current radio position. Dates range from July 25 – August 1 (Billboard) and July 28 – August 3 (radio).
With Nicki Minaj back on her feature grind, Chris Brown notched her for his single “Love More” and it helped debut the single at No. 56 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The rewind button has been pushed on Justin Timberlake’s “Take Back The Night” as the single falls from No. 39 to No. 52 after debuting three weeks ago.
Justin Timberlake is the only R&B/pop act in the top ten with “The 20/20 Experience,” which landed at No.10 and sold 21,042 to hold his position.
There are zero R&B albums in the top 20 or top 30 but luckily Ciara landed safely in the top 40 with her self-titled album. After three weeks, the album has only 83,000 copies and just 9,138 to reserve her No.31 spot.
Kelly Rowland’s fan-base ‘Rowland Stones’ may have purchased “Talk A Good Game” but it wasn’t at a Wal-Mart or Target – let’s try the local barbershop from Craig and dem. With only six weeks spent on the Billboard 200, the album continues to decline and is now at No.52 (last week: No.45).
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Radio Airplay)
Holding it down for R&B in the top 10 is Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” at No. 1. “Body Party” by Ciara rests comfortably at No.3 and Fantasia’s summer hit “Without Me” at No. 7.
Tamar Braxton keeps things poppin’ at No.12 with her second single “The One” from her upcoming album “Love & War.”
After three weeks, K.Michelle’s “V.S.O.P” remains at Top 40 hit (No.36), while Chris Brown debuted No.37 with “Love More.”
Mariah Carey is singing praises in the highest whistle register as her lead single “#Beautiful” from “The Art of Letting Go” hit the one-million mark in downloads. The song resides at No. 48 and sold 33,827 in digital downloads to accomplish the milestone.
The carbon copy of Mimi, Ariana Grande debuted at No.6 with her latest single “Baby I.” The new track sold 141,133 for its huge debut on the chart.
Chris Brown’s newest club banger “Love More” featuring Nicki Minaj made its big debut. The song bowed 56,734 digital copies, debuting at No.28.
“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke is heading for the 4 million mark as the single (No.2) sold 311,539, totaling 3,863,172 in digital downloads.
Chris Brown’s latest single “Love More” featuring Nicki Minaj debuted at No.5 on Billboard R&B Songs this week. “Love More” comes behind “Fine China” (No.4) as his second-highest debut song of the “X” album era. “Don’t Think They Know” follows in third place debuting No.11 on the chart.
Justin Timberlake moves one more slot up (No.4 to No.3) with his latest single “Take Back The Night” from his upcoming release “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2.”
In their respective order, here is the Top 5 R&B Albums Among R&B Acts:
1. Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience”
2. Ciara – “Ciara”
3. Kelly Rowland – “Talk A Good Game” [Last Wk:5]
4. Motown 25 [Hot Debut]
5. Ronald Isley – “This Song is For You” [Last Wk: 3]
Other notable acts:
9. Fantasia – “Side Effects of You” [Last Week:11]
Robin Thicke takes over the airwaves and after 57 days “Blurred Lines” is No.1 on Urban radio. The single closed with week with 105 new spins and knocked J.Cole’s “Power Trip” from the No.1 spot with a total of 3,700 radio spins.
Fantasia locks the No.9 slot with “Without Me,” the second single from “Side Effects of You.” The single totals 2,310 radio spins.
Chris Brown’s “Fine China” (No.30) blocks his latest single “Love More” (No.31) from entering the Top 30. The new single already has 667 radio spins since its entry 10 days ago.
Urban AC Radio
In their respective order, here is the Top 5 R&B Songs:
1. Jaheim – “Age Ain’t A Factor” [1,882 radio spins]
2. Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines” [1,747 radio spins]
3. Alicia Keys – “Fire We Make” [1,708 radio spins]
4. Chrisette Michele – “A Couple of Forevers” [1,706 radio spins]
5. Miguel – “Adorn” [1,431 radio spins]
Other notable acts:
43. Ywada – “End Of The Road” [69 radio spins after 3 days]