In this week’s installment of Chart Check, find out what record Robin Thicke tied with Mary J.Blige, The Weeknd’s and Janelle Monáe’s first week sales, which singer/reality-star notched her first top 10 on Urban radio and much more.
Dates in this Chart Check range from September 12-19 (Billboard) and September 15-21 (radio).
The Weeknd’s first album “Kiss Land” debuted at No.2, selling 95,492 units in its first week of sales.
Janelle Monáe’s sophomore album “The Electric Lady” debuted at No.5, pushing 47,147 copies.
Last week Tamar Braxton and Ariana Grande debuted atop the Billboard 200 but saw a slight decline in sales. Braxton’s “Love and War” fell from No.2 to No.8. Grande’s “Yours Truly” went from No.1 to No.9.
John Legend’s latest effort “Love in the Future” debuted at No.4 last week. However, this week, it fell to No.10 while Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” dropped from No.7 to No.14.
After opening at No.6, Jaheim’s “Appreciation Day,” fell to No.17 . TGT’s (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank) “Three Kings” dropped from No.21 to No.29.
Other notable/un-notable album positions
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience” (No.31)
K.Michelle – “Rebellious Soul” -(No.45)
Raheem DeVaughn – “A Place Called Loveland” (No.62)
Billboard Hot 100
Robin Thicke’s hit single “Blurred Lines” may have lost its number one spot on the chart but he still remains in the top 5. The song is No.4 this week after dropping from No.2. However, his latest track “Give It 2 U” rises from No.31 to No.28.
Chris Brown’s Nicki Minaj-assisted single “Love More”” remains at No.39. “Baby I” by Ariana Grande jumped from No.94 to No.60. The song has spent three weeks on the chart.
Justin Timberlake’s “Take Back The Night” has been a moderate hit. Since its release, it has only peaked at No. 29. The Timbaland produced track is now No.62.
After debuting at No.85, New Orleans native August Alsina’s “I Luv This Sh*t” jumped seven spots to No.78.
Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It’s been seven years since Mary J.Blige’s reign atop the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with “Be Without You.” The song spent 15 consecutive weeks at No.1 and remained on the chart for 75 weeks. However, the record has now been tied by Robin Thicke and his summer hit “Blurred Lines.”
Chris Brown made his way to the top 10 with “Love More,” moving from No.11 to No.9. The song has been on the chart for eight weeks.
August Alsina moved from No.26 to No.28 with “I Luv This Sh*T.” K.Michelle move one spot with “V.S.O.P” from No.34 to No.33.
Billboard R&B Albums
In their respective order, here is the Top 5 R&B Albums Among R&B Acts:
1. The Weeknd – “Kiss Land” (Hot Debut)
2.Janelle Monáe – “The Electric Lady” (Debut)
3. Tamar Braxton – “Love and War”
4. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
5. Earth, Wind & Fire – “Now, Then & Forever” (Debut)
Billboard R&B Songs
Sevyn Streeter made the biggest jump with her latest single “It Won’t Stop,” moving from No.21 to No.11.
R&B songstress K.Michelle notched her first top 10 last week with “V.S.O.P” and the song continues to move up, even if its one spot. It went from No.10 to No.9.
John Legend’s success entering the top 10 last week with “All of Me” was short-lived as the song has fallen back to No.14.
Other notable/un-notable R&B songs performances.
Anthony Hamilton “Best Of Me” – No.19 to No.23
Mario ft. Nicki Minaj “Somebody Else” – No.17 to No.20
Robin Thicke ft. T.I. + Pharrell “Blurred Lines – Remains No.1
Tamar Braxton “The One” – No.12 to No.10
Congratulations to K.Michelle on earning her first top 10 record on Urban radio this week with “V.S.O.P.” The track has reached 2,460 radio spins since its entry.
August Alsina continues to soar with “I Luv This Sh*t.” The Trinidad Jame$ assisted-track was No.7 last week but has moved to No.5, totaling 3,210 radio spins.
Singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter spent last week at No.23 but moved to No.19 this week with “It Won’t Stop.” R.Kelly’s new single “My Story” featuring 2 Chainz moved from No.30 to No.28.
Janelle Monáe made her first top 50 entry of “The Electric Lady” era with “Primetime” the duet with Miguel. The song has had 253 spins since its release.
Toni Braxton and Babyface makes a nice jump on the Urban AC radio with their lead single “Hurt You” lifted from the duet album “Love, Marriage & Divorce.” It moves from No.10 to No.6, totaling 1,230 radio spins since entering the chart over a month ago.
Last week, Keyshia Cole made a huge comeback with her latest track “I Choose You” at No.46. She has managed to reach No.29 to close the week, pushing almost 180 radio spins.
British R&B star Daley’s “Look Up” came in at No.61 last week but made a jump to No.44.
R&B crooner Mario second single “Fatal Distraction” from his upcoming album moves from No.74 to No.50 this week.