R&B lovers have shown up and showed out in great numbers in support of their favorite R&B artist’s latest projects. From TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, & Tank) notching a Top 5 album on the Billboard 200 to K. Michelle comes close to pushing 100,000 units with her debut album, the genre of R&B is breaking grounds once again.
Find out how TGT, K.Michelle and other R&B acts are performing on Billboard and radio in this week’s installment of Chart Check. Dates range in this post range from August 22-29 (Billboard) and August 24-August 31 (radio).
All hail the kings! Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank proved they could create a quality R&B album and sell well. The R&B trio’s first album “Three Kings” sold 76,457 during its first week of sales, debuting at No.3 on the Billboard 200.
Last week, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” album sat at No.4 on the Billboard 200. However, he falls to No.6 this week, selling 46,073, totaling 336,625 in the United States since its release.
R&B songstress K.Michelle debuted at No.2 last week with her debut project “Rebellious Soul.” This week she falls to No.14, selling 23,000 and now eyeing the 100,000 mark. She recently released the visuals to hear latest single “The Right One.” Hopefully this will continue to push the LP.
Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” falls from No.17 to No.22 this week, selling 14,947 units. The album has now sold 2,180,963 since its release.
While New Orleans native August Alsina debuted at No.68 with this digital EP “Downtown: Life Under The Gun.”
The “Goodies” entertainer Ciara is five spots away from exiting the Top 100 of the Billboard 200 album chart. The album peaked at No. 2 since its release but has dropped dramatically in sales and positions.
Billboard Hot 100
Robin Thicke’s interesting MTV Video Music Award performance helps sustain his position at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Blurred Lines.” However, it will be interesting to see if he is overthrown next week by pop counterpart Katy Perry. We will keep our fingers crossed.
On the other hand, Thicke’s latest tune “Give It 2 U” featuring Kendrick Lamar debuted at No. 83 this week. He premiered the accompanying visuals earlier this week, featuring the remix verse from 2 Chainz.
It seems fans are giving zero f-cks about Justin Timberlake’s latest single “Take Back The Night.” Even after his ground breaking VMA performance, the single still continues to slip away on the Hot 100. Last week, the single was No.43 and now it fell another spot (No.44). Its peak position is No.33.
Chris Brown looks to have another hit on his hands. His third single “Love More” from his upcoming album “X” jumps 21 spots from No.73 to No.52 this week, which is a new peak position for the club banger.
Billboard R&B Albums
In their respective order, here is the Top 5 R&B Albums Among R&B Acts:
1. TGT – “Three Kings” [Debut]
2. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
3. K.Michelle – “Rebellious Soul” [Last Week: No.1]
4. Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience”
5. August Alsina – “Downtown: Life Under The Gun” (EP) [Debut]
Billboard R&B Songs
While “Take Back The Night” by Justin Timberlake isn’t doing so hot on the Hot 100, it’s creeping up the R&B Songs chart. This week it moved from spot from No.4 to No.3.
Chris Brown’s “Love More” with Nicki Minaj moves one position from No.6 to No.5 .The song debuted at No.5. The song may become the next hit for the “X” artist.
As Robin Thicke’s remains No.1 another week with “Blurred Lines,” his latest single “Give It 2 U” begins to makes its rounds on Billboard. The song leaps from No.14 to No.8 this week.
August Alsina knocked K.Michelle from reaching the Top 10 this week. Her lead single “V.S.O.P.” fell from No.11 to No.12, while Alsina’s “I Luv This Sh*t (featuring Trinidad Jame$)” shot from No.15 to No.11. Hopefully both stars enter the Top 10 sooner or later.
Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Only three R&B acts accompany positions in the Top 10.
Robin Thicke stays atop the chart with “Blurred Lines,” Justin Timberlake’s “Take Back The Night” moves from No.10 to No.9 and Ciara hangs tight at No.10 with “Body Party.”
Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj make another huge leap on Billboard with their latest track “Love More.” On the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the song jumps from No.24 to No.13, which is the club banger’s new peak position.
Last week, New Orleans native August Alsina closed the week at No.12 with “I Luv This Sh*t.” This week, he closes at No.10, totaling 2,353 radio spins.
K.Michelle’s “V.S.O.P.” ends the week at No.15 with 1888 radio spins while Chris Brown’s “Love More” eyes the Top 20 at No.21, totaling 1,422 radio spins. The song has reached 1,441 radio spins since its entry.
R. Kelly’s collaboration with 2 Chainz “My Story” ends the week at No.33, totaling 657 radio spins. Kellz recently released the visuals for the tune earlier this week.
Urban AC Radio
Lyfe Jennings earns a new peak position with his latest single “Boomerang.” It has peaked at No.12, with 713 radio spins.
Toni Braxton and BabyFace continues to slay on the Urban AC radio with “Hurt You.” The heartfelt ballad moves from No.19 to No.15 this week, totaling 565 radio spins.
Raheem Devaughn’s latest offering “Ridiculous” moves eight spots from No.39 to No.31. The song also ends the week with 47 new radio spins, totaling 156. The song has reached 166 spins since its entry.
Marsha Ambrosius’ duet with Ne-Yo “Without You” entered the Urban AC radio chart four days ago and ends the week at No.43, totaling 99 radio spins.
(Sources: Billboard, All Access)