Chris Brown Gets #1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.13.2012
And Wale gets his first #1 on the singles chart...
Billboard reports that Wale has earned his fourth top ten on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with his song "Bag of Money", which features Meek Mill, T-Pain and Rick Ross. The song has jumped up 13-9, which also gives it the Greatest Gainer/airplay earner (17 million audience impressions, up 17%). This also gives Meek Mill his first top ten song, T-Pain's 20th top 10 and Ross' 13th.
The song is the lead single from Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made 2 which dropped to #2 (35,000 copies sold, down 64%) after debuting at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart last week. "Bag of Money" has sold 156,000 downloads.
On the songs chart, Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz's "Mercy" returns to #1 after being knocked down by Usher's 11th week at #1, "Climax", which dropped to #2 this week. The two songs have traded spots at the top three and four weeks ago as well. The last time two songs traded places at #1 and #2 over a four weeks span was last year when Kelly Rowland's "Motivation" (featuring Lil Wayne) did it with DJ Khaled's "I'm On One" (featuring Drake, Ross and Lil Wayne).
Elsewhere on the chart, "Lemme See" (featuring Ross) climbs up 5-3 (25 million, up 10%), J. Cole's "Nobody's Perfect" (featuring Missy Elliot) drops 3-4 and 2 Chainz's "No Lie" (featuring Drake) climbs 6-5.
Meanwhile on the albums chart, Chris Brown's Fortune debuts at #1 with 135,000 copies sold. This is Brown's third consecutive #1 and the fourth of five albums to get to the top. Only Exclusive, his second album, didn't get there as it debuted at #2 in 2007. This is also Brown's second-lowest opening sales week. Only Graffiti in 2009 started lower with 102,000. Last year's album F.A.M.E. started with 270,000.
The only song to get to the top ten from Brown's album is "Strip", which features Kevin McCall and peaked at #3 in March. "Sweet Love" peaked at #25 two weeks ago and "Til I Die", featuring Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa, climbed up 26-22. "Turn up The Music" hit #81.
Elsewhere, Mobb Deep member Prodigy's third album H.N.I.C. 3 (the third part of a trilogy that began in 2000) comes in at #16 with 4,000 sold. The new album includes guest appearances by Mobb Deep's, Havoc, French Montana and Waka Flocka Flame. On the albums chart, B.o.B.'s Strange Clouds is the Greatest Gainer, climbing 9-5 (19,000, up 164%), thanks to Amazon's MP3 store 99-cent promotion on July 3, which helped it increase sales by 12,000.