CHART CHECK: Chris Brown’s ‘Loyal’ Enters Top 5, Alicia Keys Debuts On Adult R&B Songs, Justin Timberlake Moves Up Hot 100

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Our second installment of April’s Chart Check shows where Justin Timberlake’s new single “Not A Bad Thing” stands at after six weeks on the Hot 100 chart. Music fans also learn which Billboard chart scores Chris Brown’s “Loyal” a top five and what position Alicia Keys’ “It’s On Again” off “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” soundtrack, debuts at on the Adult R&B Songs chart.

Dates range from: April 3 – April 10 (Billboard)

J-T-Not-A-Bad-ThingBillboard Hot 100

“Happy” by superstar Pharrell Williams maintains its seventh week at No. 1. The breezy track’s lead keeps John Legend’s piano ballad “All of Me” at No. 2 for a third week.

Aloe Blacc’s “The Man” off his new album “Lift Your Spirit” reverses one spot to No. 9 this week.

“Loyal” by Chris Brown relocates to No. 12 following its stay at No. 14 last week.

In its sixth week, Justin Timberlake’s “Not A Bad Thing” slides six positions up to No. 14. Meanwhile, Yoncé’s “Drunk in Love” gets tipsy and falls six spots to No. 17.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 28 (last week: No. 30)
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 35 (last week: No. 38) (peak: No. 23)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 46 (last week: No. 44)

Pharrell announces GIRL albumBillboard 200

This week, “G I R L” by Pharrell falls out the top five but remains in the top ten at No. 10. His sophomore effort sold 25, 308 last week, totaling 242,133 albums sold to date.

John Legend’s “Love in the Future” dips one spot to No. 21. Legend’s fellow Columbia Records mate Beyoncé’s self-titled visual album shifts from No. 14 to No. 23. Her surprise album has sold 1, 919, 000 since December 2013.

Soul musician Aloe Blacc’s “Lift Your Spirit” album can be found at No. 33 this week after dropping from No. 19 in its fourth week. The new throwback collection has sold 84, 000 copies since March 11.

Here is a list of other R&B albums (top 100) on the Billboard 200 chart
Bruno Mars – “Unorthodox Jukebox” – No. 38 (last week: No. 35)
Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP – No. 47 (last week: No. 45)
Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” – No. 66 (last week: No. 60)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – No. 74 (last week: No. 58)
Ledisi – “The Truth” – No. 84 (last week: No. 70)
Bruno Mars – “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” – No. 96 (last week: No. 79)
R. Kelly – “Black Panties” – No. 99 (last week: No. 88)

Beyonce-PartitionBillboard R&B Streaming Songs

According to Billboard, R&B Streaming Songs consists of the week’s top Rock streamed radio songs and on-demand songs and videos on leading online music services.

“All of Me” by John Legend spends its second week at No. 1. Pharrell’s “Happy” guns for the top spot after jumping from No. 4 to No. 2.

Chris Brown’s bouncy single “Loyal” shifts from No. 3 to No. 4 this week.

While Beyoncé’s sensual single “Drunk in Love” remains hung over at No. 7, her racy track “Partition” enters the top ten at No. 10. (last week: No. 13)

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard R&B Streaming Songs chart.
Trey Songz – “Na Na” – No. 5 (last week: No. 5)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 11 (last week: No. 10)
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” feat. Pharrell & T.I. – No. 12 (last week: No. 9)
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 24 (last week: No. 22)

Sex-YouBillboard Hot R&B Songs

“Loyal” by Chris Brown makes its way into the top five this week at No. 5. (last week: No. 6)

Bando Jonez’ infectious track “Sex You” rests at No. 15 in its sixth week. He release visuals for the Polow Da Don produced track earlier this week.

Emerging R&B artist Tinashe’s care-free single “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q skates two positions to No. 18 after debuting at No. 20 last week.

“nEXt” by R&B hit-maker Sevyn Streeter dips one spot to No. 20. (last week: No. 19 – debut)

Ledisi’s bubbly record “I Blame You” trails three levels to No. 21. (last week: No. 24)

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.
Pharrell – “Happy” – No. 1 (ninth week at No. 1)
John Legend – “All of Me” – No. 2 (last week: No. 2)
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 4 (last week: No. 4)
Beyoncé – “Drunk in Love” featuring Jay Z – No. 6 (last week: No. 5)
Beyoncé – “Partition” – No. 8 (last week: No. 9)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” – No. 10 ( fifth week at No. 10)
K. Michelle – “Can’t Raise A Man” – No. 13 (last week: No. 13)
Mariah Carey – “You’re Mine (Eternal)” – No. 22 (last week: No. 23)
Robin Thicke – “4 The Rest of My Life” – No. 24 (last week: No. 22)

John-Legend-Love-In-The-Future-Cover-rated-rnbBillboard R&B Albums

In their respective order, here are the top five R&B albums among R&B acts.

1. Pharrell – “G I R L”
2. John Legend – “Love in the Future”
3. Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”
4. Aloe Blacc – “Lift Your Spirit”
5. Jhené Aiko – “Sail Out” EP

Here is a list of other R&B albums on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.

Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience” – No. 6 (last week: No. 8)
Ledisi – “The Truth” – No. 8 (last week: No. 9)
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” – No. 11 (last week: No. 17)
Sevyn Streeter – “Call Me Crazy, But…” – No. 13 (last week: No. 16)
The Weeknd – “Trilogy” – No. 17 (last week: No. 21)
Ashanti – “Braveheart” – No. 18 (last week: No. 13)
Christon Gray – “School of Roses” – No. 24 (last week: No. 5 — debut)

Alicia-Keys-Spider-ManBillboard Adult R&B Songs

Three weeks later and Pharrell’s “Happy” tune remains atop the chart. His cheerful song keeps John Legend’s “All of Me” at No. 2 for a second week.

Ledisi’s “I Blame You” repeats another week at No. 5.

“It’s My Time” by Kelly Price rises one slot to No. 9 after breaking into the top ten last week at No.10. The former “R&B Divas: L.A.” starlet released the single’s accompanying visuals last week.

Soul artist Mali Music’s “Beautiful” new single sails into the top ten at No. 10 this week. (last week: No. 14) Meanwhile, Toni Braxton and Babyface’s soft ballad “Where Did We Go Wrong” takes over Mali Music’s previous position after rising from No. 16.

In its fifth week, Shaliek’s track “Ain’t Supposed To Cry,” produced by Joe Ryan, moves up two spots to No. 16.

Beyoncé’s seductive radio single “Partition” steers four spots up to No. 23 in its second week.

Here is a list of other R&B songs on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart.
Robin Thicke – “4 The Rest of My Life” – No. 4 (last week: No. 3)
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You” – No. 6 (last week: No. 6)
Daley – “Look Up” – No. 15 (last week: No. 17)
Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – No. 18 (last week: No. 24)
Tank – “You’re My Star” – No. 19 (last week: No. 20)
R. Kelly – “Legs Shakin’ ” – No. 20 (last week: No. 21)
Noel Gourdin – “Heaven Knows” – No. 24 (last week: No. 26)

Adult R&B Songs Debuts
Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar – “It’s On Again” – No. 17
Janelle Monae & Miguel – “PrimeTime” – No. 29

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

Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at RatedRnB.com.

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Jacquees Drops New Single ‘Inside’ Featuring Trey Songz

Jacquees teams up with Trey Songz for his latest track “Inside.”  On the mid-tempo bedroom banger, which contains an interpolation of Usher’s hit single “Nice & Slow,” Quees and Trigga ask their respective lady to keep her legs up as they please her in every way imaginable.

“When you call up my phone like you war ready/ I’m already strapped up, girl you already know / When your legs need to go, I ain’t gon’ tell you no more,” Jacquees sings on the babymaking jam. Trigga comes in at the second verse, “Lemme remind that pussy, you know it’s mine, that pussy / Know how to find that pussy, taste sweet as wine that pussy.”

“Inside” is the follow-up to Jacquees’ platinum-selling single “B.E.D.” Both songs will appear on his long-awaited debut album, 4275, which arrives on June 15 via Cash Money Records.

Listen to “Inside” 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 smokingroovesfest.com.

See the complete Smokin’ Grooves lineup below.

Traci, Toni, Towanda and Trina Braxton Unite on New Song ‘Broken Things’

Traci Braxton enlists her sisters Toni Braxton, Towanda Braxton and Trina Braxton for her new song titled “Broken Things.”

On the heartfelt tune, which was originally teased on Braxton Family Values in 2016, the sisters sing about putting their pride aside to end the “cold war” that’s going on between them. “Who can fix these broken things? / Who can put us back together now that we’re undone?” they sing.

Last month, Toni released her first album in eight years, Sex & Cigarettes, which included her hit single “Long As I Live.” Meanwhile, Traci is gearing up to release her sophomore album later this year, which will feature “Broken Things.” The album will follow her 2014 project Crash and Burn. 

Listen to “Broken Things” below.

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