Jennifer Lopez debuts her first greatest hits package, "Dance Again…The Hits," at No. 6 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 20 on the Billboard 200 with 14,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. On the former list, it's the highest new entry this week, where Nas' "Life Is Good" holds at No. 1 for a second week, selling 45,000 (down 70%).
Though Lopez has focused more on dance/pop and Latin music in recent years, nine of "Dance Again's" 13 tracks were hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, including "If You Had My Love" (No. 6), "I'm Real" and "Ain't It Funny" (both No. 2, and both featuring Ja Rule). "Dance Again" also doubles as a contract-fulfilment record, as Lopez owed her former label, Epic, a hits album after she salsa-danced over to Island Records in 2010.
"Dance Again" gives Lopez her seventh straight top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. She previously hit No. 1 with 2001's "J.Lo" and the 2002 remix set "J to tha L-O!" Over on the Billboard 200, the No. 20 entry is the diva's lowest-charting regular release. All of her previous albums -- except for a EP/DVD package titled "The Reel Me" (No. 69) -- have reached the top 12.
As for the rest of the top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" is steady at No. 2 (33,000; down 40%) while the "Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made 2" compilation rises 5-3 after Amazon MP3 discounted it for 99-cents one day last week (18,000; up 3%). Chris Brown's "Fortune" falls one slot to No. 4 (18,000; down 32%) and Usher's "Looking 4 Myself" dips one to No. 5 (16,000; down 31%).
MIGUEL'S 'ADORN' ASCENDS: Miguel's "Adorn" gets the Greatest Gainer/Airplay award on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as the single surges uptown 31-19 due to a 35% increase in audience impressions according to Nielsen BDS.
It's the first single from his upcoming second album, "Kaleidoscope Dream," due Oct. 2 on RCA. "Adorn" was released digitally on Aug. 1 on a three-song EP ("Kaleidoscope Dream: Water Preview") while another three-song preview set will follow before the full album drops in October.
Among the radio stations helping push "Adorn's" gain this week are WJMH Greensboro, N.C. (up 3.1 million), WEDR Miami (up 3.2 million) and WVAZ Chicago (up 2.8 million).
At the top of R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "Mercy" (by Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz) holds for a fifth nonconsecutive week at No. 1. Meanwhile, 2 Chainz's own "No Lie" rises 3-2 and Usher's "Lemme See" slips 2-3.