CHART CHECK: John Legend Scores First Top Ten On Hot 100, Candice Glover’s ‘Music Speaks’ Debuts In Top 20

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In this week’s edition of Chart Check highlights the good and bad R&B moments on the Billboard chart including where Candice Glover’s debut album “Music Speaks” landed in its opening week on the Billboard 200. It also reveals which male R&B singer scored his first top ten song on the Hot 100 chart, which R&B heartthrob scored his first top ten record on the Hot R&B Songs chart and where Mariah Carey’s new single “You’re Mine (Eternal)” landed in its second week on that chart.

Date Range: February 20 – February 27 (Billboard)

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Billboard 200

Even with 35,472 copies sold last week, Beyoncé’s self-titled album still dips down one spot to No. 5. The album now totals 1,790,680 copies sold to date.

Bruno Mars’ sophomore effort “Unorthodox Jukebox” moves down three spots to No. 8, selling 23,000 copies last week, totaling 2,121,000 copies sold to date. His debut album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” falls from No. 28 to No. 41.

Toni Braxton and Babyface’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce” album manages another week in the top ten. The album shifts down from No. 8 to No.10, selling 21,000 copies last week. The musical couple’s duets album now totals 121,000 copies since February 4.

John Legend’s “Love in the Future” rises from No. 17 to No. 16 this week. Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2” prepares to re-enter the top 20 at No. 21.

With her debut album “Souled Out” coming in May, Jhené Aiko continues to find success with her “Sail Out” EP. It stands at No. 32 this week after rising from last week’s position at No. 41.

K. Michelle’s “Rebellious Soul” album leaps from No. 72 to No. 48 this week.

Here is a list of other R&B album positions on the Billboard 200 chart.
R. Kelly – “Black Panties” – No. 28 (Last week: No. 23)
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War” – No. 47 (Last week: No. 55)
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” – No. 84 (Last week: No. 56)

Billboard 200 Debuts
Candice Glover – “Music Speaks” – No. 14

Photo Credit: GQ Magazine 2013
Photo Credit: GQ Magazine 2013

Hot 100

We followed the race between Beyoncé, Jason Derulo and Pharrell for the No. 1 position on the Hot 100 for three weeks. Now in week four, an artist has been declared the winner and his name is Pharrell Williams. As reported earlier this week, the producer-turned-singer scored his first No. 1 as a solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, he becomes the first African-American artist to have a No. 1 song on that chart since Rihanna’s “Diamonds” in December 2012.

Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” stands motionless in the Hot 100 traffic as his 2 Chainz-assisted tune spends its third consecutive week at No. 3.

While Pharrell earns his first number-one as a lead artist, R&B musician John Legend earns first top ten single with “All of Me.” The soulful love ballad bounces from No. 11 to No. 4 this week.

Beyoncé’s blazing single “Drunk In Love” featuring JAY Z bows at No. 5 for a second week.

Yoncé’s other current Hot 100 song positions.
Beyoncé – “XO” – No. 90
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No.97

Down highway top 50 on the Hot 100, Chris Brown’s “Loyal” featuring French Montana and Lil’ Wayne travels six spots upward to No. 48. Meanwhile, Trey Songz’s “Na Na” climbs from No. 69 to No. 55 in its fifth week.

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the Hot 100 chart.
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines” – No. 42
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 74 (Last week: No. 87)
Rico Love – “They Don’t Know” – No. 87 (Last week: No. 89)

Billboard Hot 100 Re-entered songs
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 95 (Peak so far: No. 94)

Photo Credit: iTunes
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. Candice Glover – “Music Speaks” – (Hot Debut)
4. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
5. Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2”

Here is a list of R&B album positions on the R&B Albums chart.
Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 7 (Last week: No. 6)
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War” – No. 8 (Last week: No. 7)
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” – No. 11 (Last week: No. 8)
Janelle Monaé – “The Electric Lady” – No. 14 (Last week: No. 19)
Daley – “Days & Nights” – No. 24 (Last week: No. 12 – Debut)

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Photo Credit: YouTube

Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

Beyoncé’s new fan-favorite record “Drunk In Love” spends its sixth week in a row at No. 1. Her E-40 inspired track “Partition” rises from No. 26 to No. 21.

‘Yoncé may want to hold on to her wig because it might get snatched next week by Pharrell. His feel-good groove “Happy” rises from No. 9 to No. 2.

Trey Songz’s and Jhené Aiko’s latest singles rise two spots this week. Songz’s buzz single “Na Na” stands at No. 12. Aiko’s “The Worst” shifts upward to No. 16.

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 5
Rico Love – “They Don’t Know” – No. 8
Chris Brown featuring French Montana and Lil’ Wayne – “Loyal” – No. 17
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 18

Photo Credit: iTunes
Photo Credit: iTunes

Billboard Hot R&B Songs

Pharrell’s Oscar-nominated single “Happy” remains at No.1 for a third week.

Oh no he didn’t! John Legend’s love ballad “All Of Me” knocks Beyoncé’s Detail-produced cut “Drunk In Love” from No. 3 to No.4.

Trey Songz scores his first top ten on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart with “Na Na.” It rises from No. 11 to No. 9 in its fifth week.

Jhené Aiko’s and Rico Love’s top 20 singles rise two slots this week. Aiko’s “The Worst” climbs from No. 14 to No. 12. The “Turn the Lights On” producer’s “They Don’t Know” moves up to No. 14.

After debuting at No. 15 last week, Mariah Carey’s Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins produced song “You’re Mine (Eternal)” drops to No. 22.

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the Hot R&B Songs chart.
Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty” – No. 2
Chris Brown featuring French Montana & Lil’ Wayne – “Loyal” – No. 8
Beyoncé – “XO” – No. 15
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 16
Janelle Monaé & Miguel – “PrimeTime” – No. 19

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Billboard Adult R&B Songs

Salute to John Legend. His romantic ballad “All of Me” stays atop the chart for its fourth week in a row.

Pharrell’s carefree song “Happy” gallops uphill from last week’s position at No. 7 to No. 4 this week. Meanwhile, Fantasia’s “Without Me” dips out the top five from No. 4 to No. 6. The Grammy-nominated record peaked No. 2 on the chart.

Ron Isley’s grown-and-sexy song “My Favorite Thing” featuring Kem shifts four spots down to No. 10.

Ledisi’s “I Blame You” tries its luck again to break into the top ten as it rises from No. 12 to No. 11 this week.

Here is a list of other R&B song positions on the Adult R&B Songs chart.
Beyoncé featuring JAY Z – “Drunk In Love” – No. 9
Leela James & Anthony Hamilton – “Say That” – No. 14
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Where Did We Wrong?” – No. 17
Noel Gourdin – “Heaven Knows” – No. 23

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

Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z Release Joint Album ‘Everything Is Love’

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Watch the video below.

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