R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice:Chris Brown's Outburst and Travis Barker's Opening
Despite the negative attention surrounding his Good Morning America outburst, Chris Brown is having a great week on the charts as "Look At Me Now" steps 2-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (33.9 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen BDS) to mark his fourth chart-topper on the list.
The Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes-assisted cut also skips 3-1 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart for Brown's sixth No. 1 on that list. All three singles released so far from "F.A.M.E.," available March 29, have now reached the top of Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop.
Back on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Kanye West is also having a great week as "All of the Lights" steps 6-5 (28.2 million in audience, up 18%) to become his 11th top 5 hit on the list. The song will surely continue its rise as the remix is completed and serviced to radio in the next couple of days. An unfinished version of the remix featuring Lil Wayne, Big Sean and Drake has been circulating around the web since last week while Kanye and J. Cole finish their verses.
Marsha Ambrosius expands on her successful solo debut as she enters the top 10 for the first time with "Far Away" jumping 13-10 in its 15th week (18.4 million listeners, up 16%). Her previous best on the chart was "Hope She Cheats on You (With a Basketball Player)" which peaked at No. 22 back in October.
The most notable new entry on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week is Kelly Rowland's "Motivation," featuring Lil Wayne, opening at No. 56. This is the former Destiny's Child singer's highest debut on the chart and sets up her third studio release due this year.
Over on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Travis Barker is all the buzz. The Former Blink-182 drummer debuts at No. 2 with "Give the Drummer Some" moving 28,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. After posting five top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 with the band, including 2001's chart-topping "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket," Barker enlists a long list of high-profile rappers for his solo debut.
Although lead single "Can a Drummer Get Some" (featuring Lil Wayne, Game, Rick Ross and Swizz Beatz) failed to chart, "Let's Go" (featuring Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes and Lil Jon) debuts at No. 29 on the Rap Digital Songs chart (viewable at billboard.biz/charts) with 16,000 copies.
All of the beats on the album are provided by Barker but only three rock songs sprinkle the project - "Saturday Night," featuring the Transplants and Slash, "On My Own," featuring Corey Taylor of Slipknot, and "Misfits," featuring DJ Steve Aoki.