This week’s edition of Chart Check highlights the success of Jason Derulo’s single “Talk Dirty” on Billboard and which heavyweight producer scored a top 10 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart. It also points out where K. Michelle’s “Can’t Raise A Man” ended the week on Urban radio, which R&B albums are featured in the top five of the Billboard R&B Albums chart and how R&B duets are dominating both Billboard and radio.
Dates range: January 9 – January 16 (Billboard) and January 12 – January 18 (radio).
Ah ah ah, not so fast, Yoncé. Disney’s “Frozen” soundtrack continues to hold the No.1 position. The soundtrack spent its second week atop the chart. Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s self-titled album remained motionless at No.2, selling 78,881 copies, totaling 1,510,763 since December 13.
Rising from No.11 to No.10, R. Kelly’s “Black Panties” album re-entered the top 10 this week. His twelfth album sold 17,000 copies this week and now totals 286,000 copies sold.
Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” stands at No.16. With 13,000 copies sold this week, the album has sold 814,000 copies to date.
After jumping from No.146 to No.49 last week, Jhené Aiko’s “Sail Out” EP made another huge leap and now stands at No.30.
Ariana Grande’s debut effort “Yours Truly” fell from No.32 to No.43. The album has sold 376,000 copies to date.
Robin Thicke’s Grammy nominated album “Blurred Lines” moved one slot from No.45 to No.44. Meanwhile, Tamar Braxton’s “Love and War” album rose from No.54 to No.46.
Here is a list of other R&B album positions within the top 100
John Legend – “Love in the Future” – No.54
Beyoncé’s Jay Z assisted-track “Drunk In Love” fell from No.15 to No.16. In four weeks, the song hasn’t been successful in reaching the top 10. Nonetheless, her single “Partition” debuted at No.90 this week.
Last week, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” re-entered the top 20 at No.19. However, it dropped back into the top 30 at No.28.
After four weeks, Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” has now reached No.29, after leaping 20 spots this week (Last week: No.49). His previous single “Marry Me” dropped from No.55 to No.71.
Pharrell’s “Happy” skyrocketed from No.98 to No.56.
Here is list of other R&B song positions on the Hot 100 chart
Chris Brown featuring Nicki Minaj – “Love More” – No.40
Sevyn Streeter featuring Chris Brown – “It Won’t Stop” – No.49
Beyoncé – “XO” – No.50
John Legend – “All of Me” – No.54
August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This Sh*t” – No.72
Justin Timberlake – “TKO” – No.91
In their respective order, here are the Top 5 R&B albums among R&B acts.
1. Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”
2. R. Kelly – “Black Panties”
3. Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2”
4. Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” (EP)
5. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
Here is list of other R&B albums positions on the R&B album chart.
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War” – No.6
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience” – No.7 (Last week: No.4)
Rihanna – “Unapologetic” – No.10 (Last week: No.12)
August Alsina – “Downtown: Life Under the Gun” – No.13 (Last week: No.17)
“Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo has had another week of success. The collaborative hit featuring 2 Chainz jumped up from No.15 to No.9.
Chris Brown’s “Love More” featuring Nicki Minaj spent last week at No.11. The club banger is back in the top 10 at No.10 (Peak: No.7).
After debuting at No.29 last week, Pharrell’s “Happy” mounted to No.17 this week.
“Partition” by Beyoncé scored her another top 30 hit. The seductive tune climbed from No.38 to No.26.
Tamar Braxton’s “All The Way Home” moved from ten slots to No.37.
Beyoncé’s latest single “Drunk In Love” remained at No.1 for a second week. Bey’s “XO” remained at No.7. Her sensual tune “Partition” rose from No.17 to No.13 this week.
Jason Derulo’s 2-Chainz assisted single “Talk Dirty” moved two spots to No.4. The single leaped from No.21 to No.6.
Pharrell’s Oscar-nominated song “Happy” made its entrance into the top 10 at No.9 (Last week: No.13).
Justin Timberlake’s “TKO” dropped from No.10 to No.14.
Here is list of other R&B song positions on the Hot R&B Songs chart
August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This Sh-t” – No.11 (Last week: No.9)
Tamar Braxton – “All The Way Home” – No.18 (Last week: No.21)
Beyoncé’ featuring Drake – “Mine” – No.19 (Last week: No.15)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You” – No.22 (Last week: No.25)
Robin Thicke’s heart-wrenching ballad “For the Rest of My Life” spend its third consecutive week at No.1. Meanwhile, his chart topping single “Blurred Lines” fell from No.6 to No.9.
Fantasia’s Grammy nominated hit “Without Me” featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott rose one spot to No.2, knocking Toni Braxton and Babyface’s passionate duet “Hurt You” to No.3.
Ron Isley’s duet “My Favorite Things” featuring Kem leaped from No.9 to No.6.
Ledisi’s and Algebra Blessett’s latest singles jumped one spot this week. Blessett’s “Nobody But You” moved from No.14 to No.13 (Peak: No.11). Meanwhile, Ledisi’s “I Blame You” climbed from No.15 to No.14.
Leela James’ new single “Say That” with Anthony Hamilton breaks into the top 20 at No.19.
Here is list of other R&B song positions on the Adult R&B Songs chart
John Legend – “All of Me” – No.4
R. Kelly – “Genius” – No.8
Candice Glover – “Cried” – No.24
Keyshia Cole – “I Choose You” – No.28
Closing the week at No.2, Lorde’s “Royals” moved up two spots from last week’s position and has reached 3,685 radio radio spins to date.
Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z broke into the top 5 this week, gaining over 690 new spins since last week and now totals 3,450 radio spins to date. Meanwhile, Rico Love’s “They Don’t Know” fell from No.5 to No.6.
After peaking No.8, Sebastian Mikael’s “Last Night” featuring Wale stands at No.20. (Last week: No.18).
August Alsina’s and John Legend’s current singles stand in their exact spot from last week. Legend’s “All of Me” stands motionless at No.25. Alsina’s “Ghetto” featuring Rich Homie Quan remains No.27.
In the last week, R. Kelly’s “Cookie” has climbed from No.38 to No.28, becoming his second top 30 hit on Urban radio of the “Black Panties” era. (First: “My Story” featuring 2 Chainz).
Chris Brown’s buzz track “Loyal” featuring Lil Wayne and French Montana moved from No.46 to No.38.
K. Michelle’s second single “Can’t Raise A Man” started off on the right note. It was the most added song on Urban radio this week. In addition, it rose from No.70 to No.45, totaling 348 radio spins after three days on the chart.
The second most added song on Urban radio “The Worst” by Jhené Aiko stands at No.48. (Last week: No.63).
The grown-and-sexy tune “My Favorite Things” by Ron Isley and Kem reached the top five this week, moving from No.6 to No.5.
Tamar Braxton’s “All The Way Home” made its way back into the top 10, rising from No.11 to No.9. The song broke into the top ten during the week of Nov. 10 — Nov. 16.
Rico Love’s “They Don’t Know” made a huge splash in the top 50 of Urban AC radio. The hit song rests at No.43, after jumping from last week’s position at No.81.
In a weeks’ time, Toni Braxton and Babyface’s latest duet “Where Did We Go Wrong” has climbed from No.63 to No.26 this week. Their No.1 hit “Hurt You” stands at No.2 for another week.
“Say That” by Leela James and Anthony Hamilton moved from No.22 to No.20.
Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the Urban Adult Contemporary chart.
Robin Thicke – “For the Rest of My Life” – No.1
John Legend – “All of Me” – No.4
Jennifer Hudson featuring T.I. – “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” – No.11
Ledisi – “I Blame You” – No.13
Beyoncé featuring Jay Z – “Drunk In Love” – No.24
(Sources: All Access, Billboard, Chart News, Hits Daily Double)