Marsha Ambrosius Debuts on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Also: Iggy Azalea's 'Widow' rises, Drake speeds onto Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 'O to 100/The Catch Up.'
Marsha Ambrosius claims the Hot Shot Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at No. 2 with her sophomore set Friends & Lovers, moving 17,000 units in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The English singer-songwriter also steps 15-14 on Adult R&B with album cut Run," scaling to 550 spins at the format (a 6 percent rise), according to Nielsen BDS. The track additionally climbs to a new peak on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (available on billboard.biz), moving 48-44. Ambrosius last landed on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in 2011 with her debut set Late Nights & Early Mornings, which entered at No. 1.
'BLACK WIDOW' CLIMBS: Iggy Azalea continues her chart domination as "Black Widow" (featuring Rita Ora) hops 8-5 on Hot Rap Songs, landing the rapper her second top five effort. The song shifted 59,000 digital downloads in the week ending July 20 (a 42 percent growth), according to Nielsen SoundScan -- its highest sales week to date. On Rap Airplay, Azalea scores her second top 10 due to her feature on T.I.'s "No Mediocre," as it ascends 12-8 with a 22 percent rise (to 18.4 milliion audience impressions), according to Nielsen BDS. The jump gives T.I. his 23rd top 10, the sixth-most No. 1s in the history of the chart (Lil Wayne leads with 40).
JEREMIH HITS TOP 10: On Hot R&B Songs, Jeremih's "Don't Tell 'Em" (Featuring YG) hops 12-8 to lock in his first top 10 since the inception of the chart in October, 2012. The track collects Greatest Gainer honors on the Rhythmic chart, where it hops 15-10, rising 23 percent (to 2,385 plays) and granting the singer his fourth top 10. On R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs, it skips 11-9, selling nearly 35,000 digital downloads -- its best sales week yet.
'DEM BOYZ' RISES: Wiz Khalifa steps 11-10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "We Dem Boyz," earning the rapper his sixth top 10 on the list. The song enjoys its greatest sales week, spurring 37,000 downloads (a 66 percent increase), soaring 18-8 to its best peak in its 16 weeks on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs -- and marking his 12th top 10. "Dem Boyz" recorded 2.4 million domestic streams (a 3 percent rise), with YouTube views prompting 63 percent of overall clicks.
DRAKE REVS UP: Drake arrives on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "0 to 100/The Catch Up" opening at No. 33. The Hot Shot Debut moved 39,000 digital downloads in its first week available. The track becomes Drake's 20th title to enter Hot Rap Songs in the top 20. His highest-ranking arrival on the chart came seven weeks back as a featured artist on Lil Wayne's "Believe Me," which debuted at No. 3 (and currently lands at No. 3).
STEVE AOKI MAKS RAP CHART DEBUT: DJ/producer Steve Aoki makes his first appearance on Hot Rap Songs, along with Chris Lake & Tujamo, as "Delirious (Boneless)" (featuring Kid Ink), arrives at No. 25. Originally a mostly instrumental dance track (titled "Boneless"), the new version tapped the Los Angeles featured rapper for a vocal revamping. The track sold 12,000 digital downloads (a 67 percent climb), catapulting the track 31-20 on Rap Digital Songs.