CHART CHECK: Beyoncé’s ‘Partition’ Flies High On Billboard + Kelly Price Debuts Top 30 On Adult R&B Songs Chart

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‘Yoncé’s “Partition” is all on the charts like liquor.

In this week’s installment of Chart Check, check out how high Beyoncé’s “Partition” jumped on the Hot 100 and Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Aside from Bey’s chart success, Pharrell waves hello to everyone below his “Happy” single at the top of the Hot 100, Kelly Price’s “It’s My Time” debuts on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart and Jhené Aiko earns a top 20 single on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Dates range from: February 27 – March 6 (Billboard)

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Photo Credit: iTunes

Billboard 200

Beyoncé’s self-titled album stands as the only R&B album in the top ten this week at No. 10 (Last week: No. 5). Her fifth studio set has sold 1,823,000 copies to date.

While Bruno Mars’ second album “Unorthodox Jukebox” sold 19,000 sold last week, the album still dips eight spots to No. 16.

Toni Braxton and Babyface’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce” album drops out the top ten this week, resting at No. 19. Their joint effort sold 15,000 last week, totaling 136,000 copies sold to date.

Jhené Aiko’s EP “Sail Out” sails one spot down to No. 33. Meanwhile, R. Kelly’s “Black Panties” album shifts down from No. 28 to No. 34. Earlier this week, the King of R&B announced he’s dropping a sequel to his twelfth album called “White Panties.”

In its second week, Candice Glover’s debut album “Music Speaks” stands at No. 35 after debuting at No. 14.

With 12,000 copies sold last week, Justin Timberlake’s album “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” slides down from No. 21 to No. 26. His fall 2013 release has sold 901,000 copies to date.

K. Michelle’s and Tamar Braxton’s latest albums stand back to back this week. Michelle’s “Rebellious Soul” (214,000 albums sold) descends from No. 48 to No. 56. Braxton’s sophomore effort “Love & War” (361, 000 albums sold) dips ten spots to No. 57. Both albums have peaked No. 2.

Here is a list of other R&B album positions on the Billboard 200 chart.
John Legend – “Love in the Future” – No. 20 (Last week: No. 16)
Bruno Mars – “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” – No. 46 (Last week: No. 41)
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” – No. 84 (Last week: No. 84)
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience” – No. 92 (Last week: No. 83)

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Photo Credit: jtimberlakeVEVO

Billboard Hot 100

While Pharrell’s song “Happy” didn’t win an Oscar for Best Original Score on last Sunday, it still reigns at No. 1 for a second week.

After storming into the top five last week from No. 11, John Legend’s “All Of Me” spends another week at No. 4.

“Drunk In Love” shifts down from No. 5 to No. 7. However, Bey’s new single “Partition” earns top 30 success this week. With the help of its raunchy video and radio airplay, the sexual record skyrocketed from No. 97 to No. 23 in its eighth week.

Chris Brown’s blazing single “Loyal” featuring French Montana and Lil’ Wayne moves up six spots to No. 42. Trey Songz’s “Na Na” rises seven positions to No. 48.

Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” rises from No. 74 to No. 66 in its fourth week.

Here is a list of other R&B songs positions on the Hot 100 chart.
Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty” – No. 3
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 13
Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell & T.I. – “Blurred Lines” – No. 39
Rico Love- “They Don’t Know” – No. 73
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 98

Hot 100 Debuts
Justin Timberlake – “Not A Bad Thing” – No. 65

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Photo Credit: iTunes

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

1. Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”
2. Toni Braxton, Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce”
3. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
4. Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2”
5. Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP

Here is a list of R&B album positions on the R&B Albums chart.
Candice Glover – “Music Speaks” – No. 7 (Last week: No. 3 – Debut)
K. Michelle – “Rebellious Soul” – No. 8 – (Last week: No. 9)
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” – No. 10 – (Last week: No. 11)
Sevyn Streeter – “Call Me Crazy, But…” EP – No. 12 (Last week: No. 16)
Ruben Studdard – “Unconditional Love” – No. 15 (Last week: No. 13)

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Photo Credit: eone-music/Soundcloud

Billboard Adult R&B Songs

John Legend’s love ballad “All Of Me” scores its fifth consecutive week at No. 1. Meanwhile, Robin Thicke’s heartwarming tune “4 The Rest of My Life” stands at No. 2 for another week.

Jennifer Hudson’s, Beyoncé’s and Ron Isley’s current top ten songs all drop one spot this week. Hudson’s Pharrell-produced cut “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” stands at No. 8. Yoncé’s “Drunk In Love” featuring JAY Z rests at No. 9. Mr. Biggs duet “My Favorite Thing” featuring Kem bows at No. 10.

After debuting at No. 21 last week, Joe’s grown-and-sexy track “Love & Sex (Part 2)” featuring Kelly Rowland enters into the top 20 at No. 19.

UK soul crooner Daley’s “Look Up,” off his debut album “Days & Nights,” re-enters the chart at No. 20. The smooth record has reached No. 18.

Noel Gourdin’s latest single “Heaven Knows” shifts from No. 23 to No. 29 in its fifth week.

Here is a list of other R&B songs positions on the Adult R&B Songs chart.
Pharrell – “Happy” – No.3
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You” – No. 4
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 18
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 23

Adult R&B Songs debuts
Kelly Price – “It’s My Time” – No. 24
Mariah Carey – “You’re Mine (Eternal)” – No. 27

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Photo Credit: YouTube

Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Yoncé’s “Partition” cross the threshold of the top ten this week. Her club jam presses the gas and travels uphill from No. 29 to No. 9. The song now celebrates top ten success with her previously released tune “Drunk In Love,” which stands at No. 4 for another week.

This achievement becomes her third time having two songs in the top ten at the same time.

  • “Love on Top” and “Party” feat. Andre 3000 (2012)

  • “Diva” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (2009)

Chris Brown’s “Loyal” stays seated at No. 11 for a second week. While Trey Songz’s “Na Na” moves up from No. 13 to No. 12.

Fisticuffs-produced cut “The Worst” by Jhené Aiko breaks into the top 20 at No. 18 in week seven.

Def Jam artist August Alsina’s “Ghetto” shifts from No. 37 to No. 40.

After debuting at No. 24 and falling to No. 41, Mariah Carey’s “You’re Mine (Eternal)” moves down again to No. 47 in its third week.

Here is a list of other R&B songs positions on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 3
Rico Love – “They Don’t Know” – No. 21
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 26
Robin Thicke – “4 The Rest Of My Life” – No. 42
Janelle Monaé & Miguel – “PrimeTime” – No. 45

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Photo Credit: kmichelle/Instagram

Billboard Hot R&B Songs

Pharrell stays “Happy” for a fourth week at the top spot. John Legend’s “All Of Me” pumps his breaks at No. 3 for a second week.

Soul singer Aloe Blacc’s DJ Khalil-assembled tune “The Man” stands at No. 5 in its fourth week.

While Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” is hung over at No. 4 for another week, her bass-heavy track “Partition” leaps up eleven spots to No. 6. It marks the song’s highest peak position on that chart — so far. Bey’s Hit-Boy-produced record “XO” moves down from No. 15 to No. 16.

Rico Love’s and K. Michelle’s top 20 singles rises up one spot this week. Love’s infectious jam “They Don’t Know” climbs to No. 13.
K. Michelle’s ladies anthem “Can’t Raise A Man” moves up from No. 16 to No. 15.

After spending last week at No. 19, “PrimeTime” by Janelle Monaé & Miguel steps three spots backwards to No. 22. Meanwhile, Robin Thicke’s “4 The Rest of My Life” moves three spots forward from No. 24 to No. 21.

Here is a list of other R&B songs positions on the Hot R&B Songs chart.
Chris Brown featuring French Montana & Lil’ Wayne – “Loyal” – No. 8
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 9
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 12
August Alsina feat. Rich Homie Quan/Yo Gotti – “Ghetto” – No. 19
Mariah Carey – “You’re Mine (Eternal)” – No. 23

(Sources: Billboard, Chart News, Hits Daily Double) 

Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at

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Stream Everything Is Love on Tidal.

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Watch the video below.

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