CHART CHECK: TLC Sees ’20’ Sales Spike, Sevyn Streeter Earns Top 5 On Urban Radio

In this week’s edition of Chart Check, find out how TLC’s biopic helped boost their greatest hits album sales, where Janelle Monáe’s “Primetime” duet with Miguel debuted on the Billboard R&B Songs Chart, which R&B newcomer has the No.1 song on Billboard Heatseekers Songs Chart and much more.

Dates range from Oct. 24 – Oct. 31 (Billboard) and Oct. 27 – Nov. 2 (radio).



Billboard 200

Last week, there was no R&B album in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 Album chart. However, Justin Timberlake fills the void as “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” rises from No. 11 to No. 8, pushing 25,531 copies this week. It has now sold 480,873 units since September 30.

Thanks to Vh1’s biopic “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” TLC’s greatest hits album “20” leaped from No.72 to No.12, selling 20,454 copies this week.

TLC’s 1995 release “CrazySexyCool” re-enters the Billboard 200 Album chart at No. 108. Their previous greatest hits album “Now and Forever: The Hits” re-enters as well at No. 169.

Robin Thicke’s latest album “Blurred Lines” falls from No. 28 to No. 31. Hopefully his new single “Feel Good” will help his album climb to a higher position in the coming weeks.

“Love in the Future” by John Legend slides down three spots to No.34. The album sold 8,081 copies this week, pushing 172,040 since its release on September 3.

Tamar Braxton’s sophomore album“Love and War” continues to slide down the chart. Last week, it was at No.45. Now, it stands at No.52. Braxton has sold 218,484 copies of “Love and War” since its September 3rd release.

Other album positions.

Ariana Grande – “Yours Truly” – No. 56
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience” – No. 61
The Weeknd – “Kiss Land” – No. 67
Mary J.Blige – “A Mary Christmas” – No.72 (Debuted: No. 24 last week)
Janelle Monáe’ – “The Electric Lady” – No.8 8 (Last week: No. 95)
Donna Summer – “Love to Love You Donna” – No. 97 (Debut)
TGT – “Three Kings” – No.107
Jaheim – “Appreciation Day” – No.118
K.Michelle – “Rebellious Soul” – No.147




Billboard Hot 100

Robin Thicke’s hit single “Blurred Lines” fell out the top ten, landing at No.11 this week.

Chris Brown’s “Love More” featuring Nicki Minaj moves two spots from No.25 to No.23.

August Alsina’s “I Luv This Sh*t” continues to rise up the pop dominated chart. It rises from No.51 to No.48, making it his first top 50 on this chart.

“Marry Me” by Jason Derulo only moves two spots this week, from No. 54 to No.52.

With the help of Justin Timberlake’s music video to “TKO,” his new single moves up three spots from No.56 to No.53.

Sevyn Streeter’s blazing single “It Won’t Stop” climbed three spots this week from No.65 to No.60.

K.Michelle’s debut single “V.S.O.P. falls from No.89 to No.92.




Billboard R&B Albums

In their respective order, here are the Top 5 R&B albums among R&B acts:

1. Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2”
2. TLC – “20” (Debuted No.9 last week)
3. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
4. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
5. Tamar Braxton – “Love and War”

Other album positions

Mary J. Blige – “A Mary Christmas” – No.9 (Debuted No.2 last week)
Janelle Monáe – “The Electric Lady” – No.10 (Last week: 11)
Donna Summer – Love to Love You Donna – No.11 (Hot Debut)




Billboard Heatseekers Songs 

According to, the Heatseekers Songs chart is the week’s most popular songs across all formats by new or developing acts who have never appeared as lead artist in the Top 50 of the Hot 100. Once the song has reach the Top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song will then be ineligible to appear on Heatseekers Songs.

Last week, August Alsina held the No.1 spot with “I Luv This Sh*t” featuring Trinidad Jame$. Since the single has reached the top 50 (No.48) on Billboard Hot 100, it is now ineligible to appear on this chart.

Now carrying the torch for R&B at No.1 is “It Won’t Stop” by CBE signee Sevyn Streeter.

K.Michelle’s “V.S.O.P.” rises from No.10 to No.9.



Billboard R&B Songs

Janelle Monáe’s duet “Primetime” with Miguel debuts at No.25.

“I Luv This Sh*t” by August Alsina and Trinidad Jame$ moves from No. 5 to No.4 this week.

K.Michelle’s and John Legend’s latest singles both decline by one spot on the R&B songs chart. Michelle’s “V.S.O.P.” fell from No.8 to No.9. Meanwhile, Legend’s “All of Me” slips from No.9 to No.10.

Tamar Braxton’s “Hot Sugar” bungy jumped from No.13 to No.22. Meanwhile, her latest single “All The Way Home” moves up from No.19 to No.17.



Urban radio

Sevyn Streeter scores her first top 5 with her breakout single “It Won’t Stop.” It received 3,272 spins this week (3,025 spins last week).

“Love More” by Chris Brown moves from No. 9 to No.7, closing the week with 2,917 radio spins.

Miguel’s “How Many Drinks” featuring Kendrick Lamar remains at No.10.

Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” falls from No.16 to No.22.

Tamar Braxton’s “All The Way Home” slips down from No.28 to No.29.

“Overdose” by the newly engaged Ciara climbs from No.48 to No.40, totaling 522 radio spins.

Like a mannequin, Mario’s second single “Fatal Distraction” remains still at No.50.

Other R&B song positions.

August Alsina ft. Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This Sh*t” – No. 2
K.Michelle – “V.S.O.P” – No. 9
Omarion ft. Fabolous & Pusha T – Know You Better” – No. 45



Urban AC radio

John Legend’s “All of Me” moves one slot from No.10 to No. 9.

Tamar Braxton’s “All The Way Home” eyes the top 10 at No.11, which was its position last week.

“V.S.O.P.” by K.Michelle moves two spots from No.19 to No.17, totaling 345 radio spins.

Ledisi’s new single “I Blame You” rises from No. 24 to No.19.

Keyshia Cole’s “I Choose You” chooses to move four steps backwards from No. 21 to No. 25.

UK artist Daley continues to rise with his latest single “Look Up” from No.32 to No.26.

Jaheim’s and Leela James’ current singles end the week at higher positions. Jaheim’s “He Don’t Exist” climbs from No.42 to No.34. James’ “Say That” featuring Anthony Hamilton flies from No.50 to No.37.
( Source: Chart News, Billboard, All Access )


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Miguel Plays The Ultimate Mack in ‘Come Through and Chill’ Video Featuring J. Cole

Just weeks after selecting “Come Through and Chill” as his next radio single, Miguel releases the accompanying visual.

Directed by Kevin Calero, the video features Miguel enjoying his chemistry with a former lover on the set of a steamy photo shoot. He finds it hard splitting his time with his new love and a past fling who calls him at random when she wants to “come through and chill.” J. Cole spits his mean verse using a pay phone to emphasis his lyrical message.

“Come Through and Chill” is currently No. 44 on urban radio after debuting at No. 50 last week (April. 19). The smooth groove, which appears on his third album War & Leisure, has over 25 million streams on Spotify.

Over the last two weekends, Miguel has put on a show for festival-goers at Coachella. He will be performing at the Broccoli City Festival alongside Daniel Caser and H.E.R. this Saturday. This summer, he will co-headline the Smokin’ Grooves Festival.

Watch the video below.

Erykah Badu, Miguel and The Roots to Headline Smokin’ Grooves Festival

The performance lineup for the Smokin’ Grooves Festival has been announced. Erykah Badu, Miguel and The Roots are set to headline the event, which takes plance on June 16 at The Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Other artists on the bill include Jhene Aiko, NxWorries (Anderson Paak + Knxwledge), H.E.R., Majid Jordan, dvsn, Tiara Thomas, Lion Babe, Arin Ray, Ravyn Lenae, Omarion and THEY, to name a few.

While Badu doesn’t have a new project out, fans will be expecting to hear her classic records. Miguel and Jhené Aiko will promote their latest albums. The latter artist released her  sophomore album Trip last September, while Miguel delivered his third album, War & Leisure, in December.

Tickets are on sale now at

See the complete Smokin’ Grooves lineup below.

Janelle Monáe Announces ‘Dirty Computer Tour’

Clear your cache. Janelle Monáe has announced dates for her Dirty Computer Tour with special guest St. Beauty.

The 27-city tour kicks off on June 11 in Seattle and will make stops across North America, including Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, New York and Tampa. The tour will conclude on August 4 in Monae’s hometown Atlanta.

Presales begin Wednesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. local time. Every online ticket purchase includes a digital copy of Monáe’s new album, Dirty Computer, which releases this Friday, April 27. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Wednesday, May 2 at

Monáe also released a brand new music video today for her previously released single “I Like That.” The song is the follow-up to “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane” and “PYNK.”

Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer Tour Dates
June 11 — Seattle, WA @ King County’s Marymoor Park
June 12 — Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
June 13 — Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
June 16 — San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
June 20 — San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
June 26 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
June 28 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
June 30 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
July 1 — Denver, CO @ The Paramount Theatre
July 3 — Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
July 5 — Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
July 6 — Milwaukee, WI* @ Summerfest*
July 7 — Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
July 9 — Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit
July 10 — Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
July 11 — St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
July 13 — Nashville, TN+ @ Ryman Auditorium+
July 14 — Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
July 16 — Toronto, ON @ Rebel
July 18 — New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
July 20 — Washington, DC* @ The Anthem*
July 21 — Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 23 — Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
July 24 — Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
July 26 — Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
July 27 — Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami at Jackie Gleason Theater
July 28 — Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
Aug 4 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

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