Chart Check: Jhené Aiko and Justine Skye Head to Urban Radio, Tank Reaches Top 10 on Urban AC

Jhené Aiko Tank Justine Skye

Jhené Aiko Tank Justine Skye

Welcome back to another edition of Chart Check! Each Friday, Rated R&B provides detailed insight to the weekly chart movements of your favorite R&B artists and R&B songs. In this updated format, we will discuss Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs (Urban AC) and Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop National Airplay (Urban) charts extensively. Read below for more information on the week of August 26, 2017:

On the Rise: Tank & The Weeknd

Tank’s records are known to heat up any bedroom, but this week his new sexy single “When We” is heating up the charts. The R&B General has landed another Top 10 hit on the Urban AC chart, as “When We” rises from No. 12 to No. 10 in the latest tracking week. “When We” also snagged six adds at R&B radio this week, which is the fourth highest for the week.

Tank isn’t the only established artist with another rising record. Canada’s own The Weeknd is also making his own run at the chart with his new single “Die For You.” The Starboy cut gained 79 spins at Urban AC radio, making it the third-most added in the last tracking week. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see “Die For You” to make a splash on urban AC in the near future.

New Additions: Justine Skye and Jhené Aiko

Justine Skye is “Back For More” on her new single, which features Jeremih. It’s now time for the summer single to start getting into rotation on urban radio, as it was added to 10 urban stations in the latest tracking week. Thanks to Hitmaka’s production, catchy hook, and fun vibe, this might be Skye’s first chance at real radio success. You can watch the video, which stars fellow R&B artist and actor/singer Rotimi, above.

Although she’s popularized by her features, Jhené Aiko is also looking for solo success with her dreamy new single “While We’re Young.” The song gained 12 adds at Urban radio stations, making it the fourth-most added song in the latest tracking week. This isn’t her first radio rodeo, as she received a great response to her kiss-off record “The Worst” back in 2014. She’s now on the Urban Chart as a featured artist on 2 Chainz’s “It’s a Vibe,” which is No. 15 this week.

Quick Notes: Daniel Caesar, Lalah Hathaway + More

And in quick notes: The Adult R&B Songs chart saw four debuts this week, including already established hits “Love Galore” and “Wild Thoughts” from SZA and DJ Khaled. The songs sit at the No. 30 and 26 spots, respectively. The other two debuts belong to the inspirational “All I Got” from gospel artist Le’Andria Johnson at No. 29 and Daniel Caesar’s “Get You” at No. 28; Jacquees’ “B.E.D.” lifts 8-6 on the Urban chart this week. He released a video to the remix on Aug. 17, which features actress and singer Keke Palmer; After reaching the Top 10 two weeks ago, SZA can now celebrate a Top 5 record as “Love Galore” jumps 7-5 on the Urban chart. The lead single is just shy of the 20 million mark in urban radio audience;  The 112 train has officially taken off with their new single “Dangerous Games” gaining 75 spins and 15 adds at urban radio, making it the most added song of the week; and finally, Lalah Hathaway’s new single is moving quite nicely as “I Can’t Wait” saw a 83 spin increase at Urban radio in the latest tracking week. The song is just 3 spots away from debuting on the official chart.

Enjoyed this week’s chart check? Are you going to grab Daniel Caesar’s new album on the 25th? Did you see Tank’s new video? How well do you think Justine Skye and Jhené’s new singles will do at urban radio? Let us know what you think in the comment section below?

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Justine Skye Teams with /Nyden for Clothing Collection

The fashion world is calling Justine Skye. The Brooklyn starlet joins forces with /Nyden to co-create a clothing collection that will launch this fall.

The non-traditional fashion brand is giving Skye the green light to design a line of 15 distinct pieces to her liking. Creative Director of /Nyden Stina Force is excited about Skye incorporating her eye-catching style and artistic vision with their brand.

“Justine’s minimalistic yet extremely colorful personality makes her a perfect tribe leader for /Nyden,” said Force. “It has been so much fun working with Justine and watching her channel one of her many talents – fashion design – into creating playful yet striking clothes for her current and future fans.”

Skye is equally as excited about the partnership with /Nyden. “As an artist, I understand the importance of self-expression. What we wear says a lot about who we are and I’m very excited to team up with /Nyden to design clothing that help people communicate their strength and independence to the world,” said Skye. “/Nyden and I are on the same wavelength. Working together, updating classic styles to be ultra-modern and feminine for the young women of today. This collaboration allows me to be authentic and true to who I am, a creator.”

Skye isn’t new to the fashion industry. She was announced as a brand ambassador for True Religion and PrettyLittleThing last year. She also sported striking outfits on her Ultraviolet Tour to support her debut album under the same name earlier this spring.

To receive updates on Skye’s capsule collection, visit

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.

SZA Shares Video for ‘Garden (Say It Like Dat)’ Co-Starring Donald Glover

SZA embarks on a love quest with Donald Glover in the visual for “Garden (Say It Like Dat).”

In the captivating video, SZA takes a trip to the bush to share private, enchanting moments with her love (played by Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover). The singer also journeys to a mountaintop where she finds her mother sitting on a throne, made out of pretty plants. As the video capped, SZA’s grandmother bestowed her with some wise words.

“Garden (Say It Like Dat)” is the seventh song from SZA’s CTRL album to receive a visual. She recently released a martial arts inspired clip for “Doves in the Wind” featuring Kendrick Lamar.

This June, the Top Dawg Entertainment singer will perform at this year’s BET Experience.

Watch the video below.

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