Chart Juice: Miguel's 'Dream' Comes True at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart
After Miguel maxed-out at No. 9 with his debut album "All I Want Is You" last year, his sophomore release "Kaleidoscope Dream" debuts in the No. 1 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums this week with 71,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The grand opening is partly due to the success of lead single "Adorn" which spent four weeks at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Also new to the list this week is DJ Drama's "Quality Street Music" (No. 3; 24,000). It marks his fourth top 10 release and matches his previous best chart position reached by 2007's "Gangsta Grillz: The Album." Altogether, tracks from the current set were downloaded over 65,000 times this week, led by the Wiz Khalifa, Planet VI, and B.o.B -assisted "Pledge of Allegiance" which notched 17,000 downloads.
As for the rest of the top five this week, the "Cruel Summer" compilation holds at No. 2 (28,000; down 49%), Lupe Fiasco's "Food & Liquor II" shifts down three slots to No. 4 (21,000; down 76%) and 2 Chainz's "Based on a T.R.U. Story" slips two rungs to No. 5 (14,000; down 5%).
Just outside the top five, Faith Evans' star-studded "R&B Divas" album launched at No. 6 with 9,000. It's the companion album to the TV series of the same name and features fellow singers Monifah, KeKe Wyatt, Fantasia, Kelly Price and more.
Over on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, things are shaken up this week with the revamp of how the tally is compiled. (It now blends airplay, digital sales and streaming data -- like the Billboard Hot 100.) In turn, Rihanna's "Diamonds" zips to the top of the chart, marking the diva's second chart-topper.
She previously reached No. 1 with "Take a Bow" in 2008 and also notched top five hits with "Umbrella," "Live Your Life" (T.I. featuring Rihanna), "Run This Town" (with Jay-Z and Kanye West), "Rude Boy," "Love the Way You Lie" (Eminem featuring Rihanna), "What's My Name?" and "Birthday Cake."
All told, "Diamonds" is Rihanna's 29th hit on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, dating back to her debut single "Pon de Replay" in 2005, which peaked at No. 24.
The rest of the top 10 is full of eye-popping moves, as "Clique" (West, Jay-Z and Big Sean) flies 8-3 while West's "Mercy" (with Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz) rises 13-3. Both rise thanks to strong digital sales, in addition to their great embrace on streaming services and across radio stations.
Miguel's "Adorn" slips from No. 1 down to No. 4, while 2 Chainz's "No Lie" (featuring Drake) is steady at No. 5. French Montana's "Pop That" falls 2-6 -- but maintains its bullet on the chart, as it was pushed back despite a gain in overall chart points.
Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire" sizzles with an 18-7 leap, marking her 15th top 10 single. Trey Songz's "2 Reasons" (featuring T.I.) charges 32-8 and Frank Ocean gets his first top 10 with "Thinkin Bout You" (16-9). Rounding out the top 10 is 2 Chainz's "Birthday Song," climbing one rung to No. 10.