R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Lil Wayne, Tech N9ne, Trey Songz
Lil Wayne's "I Am Not A Human Being" ties Alicia Keys' "The Element Of Freedom" for the year's third longest run at No. 1 as it picks up a fifth week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Eminem's "Recovery" leads the pack with 17 weeks at the summit followed by Usher's "Raymond V. Raymond" with seven weeks.
At Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, Em's "Recovery" and Trey Songz' "Passion, Pain & Pleasure" stay put for another week while Waka Flocka Flame's "Flockaveli" steps 5-4 to remain in the top five for a fourth consecutive week.
Continuing its resurgence, Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" jumps 8-5 with 10,000 copies, a 7% increase. It had been three weeks since the set broke the 10,000 copies mark and has been gaining consistently since its Oct. 23 low of 9,000. Drake's "Thank Me Later" and Fantasia's "Back To Me" hold onto their last week positions of Nos. 6 and 7, respectively, and John Legend & the Roots fall 4-8 with a 34% decline in sales.
The two new additions to this week's top 10 are Kem's "Intimacy: Album III," which skips 11-9 with 8,000 copies sold, and Tech N9ne's "Seepage" EP which debuts on the chart at No. 10 with 7,000 copies and Hot Shot Debut honors. Eight other new titles debuted on the chart this week, most notably Ray Charles' "Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters" that opened at No. 29 with 2,000 copies.
On R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Trey Songz picks up his second chart-topper on the list as "Can't Be Friends" steps 2-1 dethroning Chris Brown's "Deuces," feat. Tyga & Kevin McCall (1-2). Songz's previous No. 1 was last year's "I Invented Sex," featuring Drake, which spent two weeks at the summit. His "Bottoms Up," featuring Nicki Minaj, also holds on to the No. 3 position this week.
Waka Flocka's "No Hands," featuring Roscoe Dash and Wale, steps up one position (5-4) as well as Lil Wayne's "Right Above It," featuring Drake (6-5). Jazmine Sullivan's "Holding You Down" falls 4-6 with a 14% decline while Rick Ross' "Aston Martin Music," featuring Drake and Chrisette Michele, steps 8-7.
R&B newcomer Miguel continues his debut chart climb this week as "All I Want Is You," featuring J. Cole, skips 10-8. He is the first artist to reach the top 10 with his debut single on the list since Drake reached the penthouse with "Best I Ever Had" last year.
On the debut front, six new titles enter the chart this week: Eminem's "No Love," featuring Lil Wayne (No. 71), Chaz Shepherd's "Get You Girl" (No. 80), Chris Brown's "No BS" (No. 83), Slim Thug's "So High," featuring B.o.B (No. 85), El Debarge's "Lay With You," featuring Faith Evans (No. 86), and Soulja Boy's "Speakers Going Hammer" (No.95).