CHART CHECK: John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’ Gets Grammy Boost, Trey Songz & Rico Love Debut On Hot 100

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In this week’s edition of Chart Check, see which male R&B singer bumped Beyoncé from the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart. Also, find out how last Sundays Grammy Awards helped albums and singles by John Legend and Rihanna, where “They Don’t Know” and “NaNa” debuted at on the Hot 100 and more.

Dates range: January 23 – January 30 (Billboard).

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Seven weeks after the release of Beyoncé has self-titled visual album, it still holds a position in the top-10. The platinum-selling album remains at No. 4 for the second week.

R. Kelly’s “Black Panties” album tumbled from No.17 to No. 22, selling 11,000 this week. Kelly’s 12th studio set has sold 313,000 copies to date.

John Legend’s fourth studio album “Love in the Future” rose 20 slots to No.32 this week. Meanwhile, Jhené Aiko’s “Sail Out” EP slipped from No.34 to No.40.

Tamar Braxton’s “Love and War” album plunged 40 spots to No.86 this week.

After winning Best Urban Contemporary Album at last Sundays Grammys, Rihanna’s “Unapologetic” album soared from No.176 to No.94.

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Photo credit: YouTube

Billboard Hot 100

Jason Derulo’s scores his fourth top-10 hit on the Hot 100 with “Talk Dirty.” The collaborative effort with 2 Chainz has ascended nine slots (No. 6) since last week’s position at No.15. His other top-10 hits include “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head,” and “Ridin’ Solo.”

After four weeks on the chart, Pharrell’s “Happy” makes it to No. 11 (Last week position: No.25).

Opening the Grammys last Sunday did not help Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” move up the chart. In fact, the single moved down one slot to No. 13. Her other single “XO” now stands at No. 46 after a minor fall from No. 45. Bey’s third Hot 100 entry, “Partition” rose from No. 86 to No.73.

Unlike Beyoncé, John Legend’s Grammy performance seemed to help his single “All Of Me” climb up the Hot 100. It now rest at No. 27 after jumping from last position of No. 49.

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the Hot 100 chart.
Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I. – “Blurred Lines” – No. 31
Sevyn Streeter featuring Chris Brown – “It Won’t Stop” – No. 48
Chris Brown featuring French Montana and Lil Wayne – “Loyal” – No. 84

Hot 100 Debuts:
Trey Songz – “NaNa” – No. 91
Rico Love – “They Don’t Know” – No. 100

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Billboard R&B Albums
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. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
5. Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP

Here is a list of other R&B album positions on the R&B Albums chart.
Ty Dolla $ign – “Beach House” EP – No. 7(Debut)
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War” – No. 10
Jennifer Holiday – “The Song is For You” – No. 14 (Debut)

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Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

While Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” did not remain No.1 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, it did sustain its position on this chart. Aside from her success with the latter tune, her record “Partition” was not so successful. The indecent tune dropped from No. 37 to No. 46.

August Alsina, Chris Brown and Rico Love all have one thing in common this week. Their singles fell one slot on the chart. Alsina’s breakout hit “I Luv This Sh-t” featuring Trinidad Jame$ descended to No. 8. Brown’s Nicki Minaj assisted-track “Love More” fell to No. 9. “They Don’t Know” by the “Turn the Lights Off” hit maker dropped to No. 10.

Chris Brown’s latest effort “Loyal” featuring French Montana and Lil’ Wayne mounted 14 spots to No.21 this week.

After debuting No.39 last week, “NaNa” by Trey Songz floated to No. 27.

Janelle Monaé’s duet “PrimeTime” featuring Miguel climbed from No. 31 to No. 28.

K. Michelle’s second single, “Can’t Raise A Man,” from her debut album “Rebellious Soul” has moved from No. 49 to No. 38 in its second week.


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Billboard Hot R&B Songs

Move Bey, get out the way! Jason Derulo is taking over now. Derulo’s new single “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz rose from No. 2 to No.1, bumping Yoncé’s “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z down to No.3.

Beyoncé’s racy yet erotic single “Partition” scaled up from No.14 to No. 11 this week.

In its fourth week, Pharrell’s relaxed jam “Happy” moved from No. 4 to No. 2. Meanwhile, John Legend’s “All Of Me” gallops three spots up the chart to No. 5.

Trey Songz’s club-ready single “NaNa” debuted at No. 15.

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the Hot R&B Songs chart.
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 17
R. Kelly featuring 2 Chainz – “My Story” – No. 25

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Photo Credit: iTunes

Billboard Adult R&B Songs

Robin Thicke continues his lucky streak at No. 1 with “For the Rest of My Life.” The ProJay produced ballad spends its fifth week atop the chart.

However, Thicke’s run at No.1 might be finished soon if John Legend’s “All of Me” has anything to do with it. The enchanting ballad rose from No. 4 to No. 2 this week.

Jennifer Hudson’s two-step anthem “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” featuring T.I. moved two slots to No.7.

Tamar Braxton’s and Ledisi’s current singles backpedaled one spot this week. Braxton’s third single “All The Way Home” off “Love and War” fell from No.10 to No. 11. Ledisi’s lead single “I Blame You” lifted from her new “The Truth,” tripped from No. 11 to No. 12.

R&B legend Charlie Wilson hopes to find success with his new single “I Still Have You.” The heartwarming track climbed three spots to No.14, making it the single’s highest position yet on the chart.

Beyoncé’s smash hit “Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z bounces from No.21 to No. 17 in its fourth week on the chart.

(Source: All Access, Billboard, Chart News, Hits Daily Double)

Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at RatedRnB.com.

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