Chart Juice: Brandy's 'Put It Down' Marks Her First Top 10 in 10 Years
For the first time in over 10 years, Brandy returns to the top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The singer's "Put It Down" (featuring Chris Brown), rises 11-5 this week and marks Brandy's tenth top 10 and first since "What About Us?" peaked at No. 3 in 2002.
The new single previews the R&B singer's upcoming album "Two Eleven," due out Oct. 16 on Chameleon/RCA Records.
Elsewhere in the top 10 this week on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J picks up his first top 10 as a solo act as "Bandz a Make Her Dance" skips 14-9. Juicy J previous reached the region with Three 6 Mafia on "Stay Fly" (No. 9, 2005) and "Poppin' My Collar" (No. 10, 2006).
Up at No. 1 this week -- again -- is Miguel's "Adorn," which reigns for a third straight week. Right behind Miguel is Future, hitting a new peak with "Turn On the Lights" as it rises 3-2. 2 Chainz's "No Lie" (featuring Drake) slips 2-3 and French Montana's "Pop That" holds at No. 4.
Rounding out the top 10: Trey Songz's "Dive In" is pushed backwards 5-6 despite a gain in overall chart points, while Beyonce's "Dance For You" rises 10-7. Keyshia Cole's "Enough Of No Love" (featuring Lil Wayne) gets a backwards bullet (like "Dive In"), moving 7-8, while 2 Chainz's "Birthday Song" (featuring Kanye West) flies 16-10.
Outside the top 10, R&B legend Anita Baker inches closer to the top 10 as her cover of Tyrese's "Lately" jumps 19-15. Over on the Adult R&B airplay chart (which is viewable on billboard.biz), it skips 3-1 with a 19% increase in spins, according to Nielsen BDS.
With the move, Baker breaks Whitney Houston's records for the longest span of No. 1 hits (14 years) and the longest time between No. 1s (six years) for a female on Adult R&B. Baker's first No. 1 on the tally was 1994's "Body & Soul," marking an 18-year span of chart-toppers between it and "Lately." And, she had to wait seven years between her last topper (2005's "How Does It Feel?") and "Lately."
Switching gears, over on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music imprint compilation "Cruel Summer" opens at No. 1 with 205,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. That figure is slightly influenced by its delayed late afternoon release on iTunes on September 18, its release date.
The album was postponed twice over the summer as well but with the success of West's "Mercy" at radio (five weeks at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs) and the meteoric recent rise of his "Clique" collaboration (soaring to 22-14 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week), the highly-anticipated collection logs the third highest opening of the year for a rap album -- behind Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" (253,000) and Rick Ross' "God Forgives, I Don't" (218,000).
The other notable debut on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week is Tech N9ne's "E.B.A.H." which comes in at the No. 4 spot with 14,000 copies sold. This is N9ne's second appearance in the top ten this year following his "Klusterfuk" EP that debuted and peaked at No. 4 in the March 31 issue.
2 Chainz's "Based on a T.R.U. Story" slips 1-2 (17,000; down 16%), Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" jumps 4-3 (just over 14,000; up 2%) and Trey Songz's "Chapter V" falls two slots to No. 5 (12,000; down 29%).