Sevyn Streeter Makes ‘Crazy’ Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart
Sevyn Streeter streaks to her first top 10 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as her EP “Call Me Crazy, But…” opens at No. 5 with 17,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The 27-year-old singer first appeared on a Billboard chart more than 11 years ago when her girl group TG4 brought “Virginity” to No. 88 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Nov. 2, 2002). Seven years later, she charted again as a member of RichGirl, whose “24’s,” featuring Bun B, peaked at No. 65 on the list (March 14, 2009). Last year, Streeter inked with Chris Brown’s CBE imprint and released the single “I Like It,” which went on to reach No. 48 this May.
Streeter’s breakthrough record, however, is clearly “It Won’t Stop,” featuring Brown. The lead single from the EP reaches a new peak of No. 9 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and is currently in its fourth consecutive week atop the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart. The infectious track sells 22,000 downloads (up 4%), sending it to a new peak (6-4) on R&B Digital Songs (viewable on billboard.biz). The track has now sold 254,000 since being released.
Meanwhile, Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” posts a fifth chart-topping week on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 84,000 units (a 58% drop), tying Drake’s “Nothing Was the Same” for the second-longest No. 1 run of the year. Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” holds the 2013 record with 10 weeks atop the list.
Mary J. Blige’s “A Mary Christmas” jingles 4-2 in its eighth week on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 51,000 (down 10%), while Drake’s latest stays at No. 3 with 28,000 (a 62% decline). Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)” falls 2-4 in its 10th week with a 68% dip to 24,000 units, with Streeter’s aforementioned EP closing out the top five.
On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Eminem continues his reign with a sixth consecutive week at No. 1 with “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna. With a 13% increase to 135 million listener impressions in the Dec. 4-10 tracking week, according to Nielsen BDS, the cut takes home this week’s Airplay Gainer award. As previously reported, the song takes over atop the all-genre-inclusive Billboard Hot 100.
Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan, retains the No. 2 position on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “White Walls,” featuring Schoolboy Q and Hollis, reaches a new peak with a 6-3 jump in its 14th week. Below it, Mike WiLL Made-It’s “23,” featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J (No. 4), and Jay Z’s “Holy Grail,” featuring Justin Timberlake (No. 5), each hold on to their last-week positions.
YG’s “My Hitta,” featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan (7-6), steps up one position, as does Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell (8-7). Chris Brown’s “Love More,” featuring Nicki Minaj (9-8), and Sevyn Streeter’s “It Won’t Stop” (10-9) follow suit, while Drake’s “All Me,” featuring 2 Chainz and Big Sean, rises 12-10 to round out the top 10. “All Me” debuted and peaked at No. 6 the week of Oct. 12, coinciding with the No. 1 debut of its host album “Nothing Was the Same.”