Maxwell's 'Lake by the Ocean' Splashes Onto R&B Songs Chart

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Cover art for "Lake by the Ocean" by Maxwell.

Meanwhile, Belly scores his first Rhythmic No. 1 & Desiigner’s "Panda" tops Rap Airplay.

Maxwell returns with his first charting song in six years as a lead act with “Lake by the Ocean.” It debuts at No. 16 on Hot R&B Songs (chart dated April 30). The track enters mostly based on sales, selling 12,000 downloads in the week ending April 14, according to Nielsen Music.

Maxwell Invites Fans to the 'Lake by the Ocean'

Traction at radio also spurs a 19-8 jump on the Adult R&B chart in its second week (up 170 percent in spins), earning the Greatest Gainer tag and securing his 12th top 10 at the format.

Maxwell premiered the song via a Facebook Live event on April 7 as the lead single from his upcoming album, blackSUMMERS’night (a follow-up to his 2009 set BLACKsummers’night), due July 1.

Belly’s No. 1 Break: Over on the Rhythmic Songs chart, Canadian rapper Belly marches 2-1 with “Might Not,” featuring The Weeknd (up 6 percent in plays). While the emcee has been a fixture of Canada’s hip-hop movement since 2006, the track is his first to chart in the U.S., marking his first airplay chart-topper (while The Weeknd tallies his sixth Rhythmic Songs No. 1).

‘Panda’ Caps Rap Airplay: Lastly, Desiigner shows no signs of slowing down with his hit “Panda,” as it claws 3-1 on Rap Airplay (climbing to 30.3 million audience impressions, a 33 percent increase), giving the hip-hop artist his first airplay No. 1.

The track concurrently spends a second straight week atop Hot Rap Songs, due in part to a 28 percent hike in streams to 28.5 million plays, garnering more weekly streams than any other song in the country. A 23 percent jump in digital downloads (to 87,000), causes a chart-topping 2-1 hike on the Rap Digital Songs chart.


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