Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' stellar year on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs continues as "White Walls," featuring Schoolboy Q and Hollis, jumps 11-8 in its 11th week. The move spurs the Seattle duo's fourth top 10 on the list following the record-setting "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz (No. 1, 14 weeks -- the longest run for a rap song), "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton (No. 1, seven weeks), and "Same Love," featuring Mary Lambert (No. 3 peak). Eminem is the only other act to post four top 10s as a lead artist in 2013.
Historically speaking, duos are rare in the top 10 of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are only the 23rd pair to reach the region in the Nielsen era (Dec. 1992 - present) and only the fifth to do so four or more times. OutKast holds the record with six top 10s on the list followed by '90s R&B outfit Zhane with five. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is now tied with K-Ci & JoJo and the Ying Yang Twins for the third-most top 10s by a duo in the Nielsen era.
Returning to the top of the list, Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna, posts a third consecutive week at No. 1. The fourth release off of his chart-topping "Marshall Mathers LP 2" rose across all of the chart's metrics with a 43% increase to 79.6 million listener impressions and a 24% lift to 6.1 million US streams, according to Nielsen BDS. Digitally, it grew 62% to 243,000 downloads pushing its three-week sales total to 766,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" stays put at No. 2 while Mike WiLL Made-It's "23," featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J, skips 5-3 in its 10th week. On-air, the cut rises 11% to 16.2 million listener impressions in the Nov. 13-19 tracking period. Jay Z's "Holy Grail," featuring Justin Timberlake, holds tight at No. 4 as Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, steps 6-5 in its 34th frame on the list.
YG's "My Hitta," featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, skips 8-6 thanks primarily to a 36% increase to 12.6 million listener impressions. It peaked at No. 5 on the list on Nov. 9. Chris Brown's "Love More," featuring Nicki Minaj, returns to its peak position for the third time sliding 9-7 followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' aforementioned jump into the top 10.
Eminem's "Rap God" tumbles 3-9 in its fifth week while Justin Timberlake closes out the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs top 10 with "TKO" skipping 12-10. The move mark the singer's seventh top 10 on the list and fourth trip to the region this year, though he co-piloted Jay Z's "Holy Grail" to No. 2. The second single off of "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)" also moves 12-10 on the Rhythmic airplay chart (viewable on billboard.com/biz) marking his 15 top 10 title there.
Over on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" retains the No. 1 spot for a second week selling 210,000 copies, a 73% decline. At No. 2, Los Angeles songstress Jhene Aiko posts her debut EP "Sail Out" with 34,000 first-week units. Though her lead single "Bed Peace," featuring Childish Gambino, has yet to appear on any airplay or hybrid chart, Aiko is featured on Big Sean's "Beware," also featuring Lil Wayne, which reached No. 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in September. She is also featured on album cuts from J. Cole and Drake's latest releases helping to swell the anticipation for "Sail Out."
Aiko's debut displaces Drake's "Nothing was the Same" 2-3 with 33,000 (down 11%), and Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)" 3-4 with 18,000 (a 12% drop). Mary J. Blige's "A Mary Christmas" closes out the top five with a 9-5 jump thanks to a 111% increase to 15,000.
Notable new entries on the list include Bun B's "Trill O.G.: The Epilogue," entering at No. 6 with 11,000 units, and "Ellen's I'm Gonna Make You Dance: Jams" compilation at No. 10 with 9,000. Bun B now has four top 10 titles under his belt including the chart-topping "Trill" (two weeks in 2005) and "II Trill" (June 7, 2008).