1. Chart Juice: Usher's 'Climax' Reaches R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak

    April 22, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Usher notches his 12th No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Climax" steps 2-1 with 31 million audience impressions (up 8%), according to Nielsen BDS. The song is Usher's first single from his forthcoming seventh studio album, "Looking for Myself," due June 12. "…

  2. Chart Juice: Fat Joe Returns to R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10

    April 13, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Fat Joe nabs his fourth career top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "Another Round," featuring Chris Brown , rises to No. 8 from No. 11. The song becomes the Bronx Bomber's first top 10 since "Make It Rain" made a splash (No. 6 peak) in 2007.…

  3. Chart Juice: Melanie Fiona Notches First No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    April 06, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Melanie Fiona earns her first No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her two-week old "The MF Life" (2-1). It's the first album to reach No. 1 without debuting in the top slot since Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday" ascended in its seventh chart week in January 2011. …

  4. Chart Juice: LoveRance Rises 'Up!' to Top 10

    March 30, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Just one week after Kirko Bangz earned his first top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Drank In My Cup" in its 31st week, marking the lengthiest rise to the top tier for a rap song since 2009, newbie LoveRance's "UP!," featuring IamSu and…

  5. Chart Juice: Kirko Bangz Earns Long-Awaited Top 10 With 'Drank In My Cup'

    March 22, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Houston-born rapper Kirko Bangz earns his first top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as his second charted single, "Drank in My Cup," advances 13-10. "Drank in My Cup" enters the top tier in its 31st week, a rare showing of a long chart climb culminating…

  6. T.I. and B.o.B Steal Warner SXSW Showcase

    March 16, 2012 6:00 PM EDT "South By South West, what's happenin'?" T.I. yelled out, as he greeted the eager audience at Thursday night's (March 15) Warner Music Group showcase in Austin, Texas. Massive lines formed around the block of downtown venue La Zona Rosa hours prior to the hip-hop…

  7. Chart Highlights: Pop Radio Is Having Some fun. With 'We Are Young'

    March 05, 2012 4:25 PM EST Debuts this week include Lionel Richie and Shania Twain's remake of "Endless Love" and new tracks from John Mayer, Slash and Carrie Underwood Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

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