In its 13th week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Ty Dolla $ign's "Paranoid," featuring B.o.B, steps 11-10 to mark the former's first top 10 on the list.
The track gains in all three of the chart's metrics with a 13% lift to 33,000 downloads, its best sales week yet (according to Nielsen SoundScan); a 10% gain to 1.5 million U.S. streams (according to Nielsen BDS); and, in the Feb. 12-18 tracking week, a 9% rise to 29.6 listener impressions. The lattermost haul helps it reach new peaks on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (No. 8), Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop (No. 6) and Rhythmic (No. 7) airplay charts.
For "Paranoid" producer DJ Mustard, the move into the top 10 of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs' makes him the first producer to have three songs in the region simultaneously since Ryan Lewis in September 2013. Lewis did it with three of his own songs, credited to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The last producer to achieve the feat with three different artists was Mike WiLL Made-It, in May of 2013.
Mustard concocted the beats for Kid Ink's breakout hit "Show Me," featuring Chris Brown, and YG's comeback "My Hitta," featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan, which reside at Nos. 7 and 8 this week, respectively. Mustard is also at the helm of T-Pain's "Up Down (Do This All Day)," featuring B.o.B (No. 17 this week), and Trey Songz's "Na Na" (No. 18) which continue to build towards the top 10.
Aside from his three current hits, DJ Mustard's first two chart appearances also reached the top tier. The Los Angeles producer first gained national attention for his production on Tyga's "Rack City," which peaked at No. 5 in the March 24, 2012, issue. 2 Chainz' "I'm Different" followed, reaching No. 6 on Jan. 26, 2013.
At the top of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Pharrell's "Happy" notches a second No. 1 week with Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. The lead single off of Pharrell's upcoming sophomore solo set "G I R L," due March 3, rose 31% to 329,000 downloads (reaching 1.2 million units to date) and 26% to 19.5 million listener impressions.
Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty," featuring 2 Chainz, and Beyonce's "Drunk in Love," featuring Jay Z, hold onto the Nos. 2 and 3 positions, respectively, while John Legend's "All of Me" (5-4) and Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna (4-5), trade places at Nos. 4 and 5.
Nos. 6-9 on the list — Aloe Blacc's "The Man" (No. 6), Kid Ink's "Show Me" (No. 7), YG's "My Hitta" (No. 8) and Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home," featuring Majid Jordan (No. 9) — all stay put while the previously-mentioned "Paranoid" closes out the top 10.
Outside of the region, R&B diva Mariah Carey posts her highest debut in nearly 16 years as "You're Mine (Eternal)" opens at No. 24 with Hot Shot Debut honors. Her previous best entrance was No. 4 with 1998's "My All," a beneficiary of the chart's composition at the time (which facilitated impressive out-of-the-box debuts by superstar artists). "You're Mine" sold slightly fewer than 32,000 downloads in its first week of availability, enough for a No. 12 start on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs. Her best debut on that chart was No. 2 with last year's "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel, selling 114,000 in its first week.
On Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Beyoncé's self-titled release steps back to No. 1, with a 26% increase to 48,000 copies, after being pushed to No. 2 by last week's Hot Shot Debut, Toni Braxton & Babyface's "Love, Marriage & Divorce." The veteran singers' duet set declined 51% to 33,000 in its second week and falls 1-2 on the chart.
Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" holds tight at No. 3 with a 14% rise to 25,000 units while Drake's "Nothing was the Same" moves 5-4 with a 66% lift to 20,000. John Legend's "Love in the Future" (7-5) rounds out the top 5 with an 80% increase to slightly fewer than 20,000 in its 24th week.