Chart Juice: Brandy's 'Put It Down' Marks Her First Top 10 in 10 Years
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.

R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

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.

R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

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%).

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