Miguel's 'War and Leisure' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

Miguel, 2017
Felisha Tolentino

Miguel photographed on Oct. 19, 2017 at The Lincoln in Venice, Calif.

Plus, G-Eazy's on the rise with two different songs, while "Gummo" & NF hit the top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Miguel collects his second No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated Dec. 23) as War and Leisure begins with 40,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 7, according to Nielsen Music. The R&B singer previously reigned with the one-week leader Kaleidoscope Dream in 2012.

As War breaks out, two of the album’s tracks make headway on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: lead single “Sky Walker” (featuring Travis Scott) zooms 23-16, while “Come Through and Chill” (featuring J. Cole and Salaam Remi) debuts at No. 44. The latter entry brings the singer to 20 charted hits since his debut, “All I Want Is You” started at No. 98 in July 2010.

 

G-Eazy Gains: Rapper G-Eazy scores several notable moves on the R&B/hip-hop songs charts, beginning with a new No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay as his “No Limit” (featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B) lifts 2-1. The collaboration rises 6 percent to 30 million in format audience for the week ending Dec. 10, according to Nielsen Music.

“Limit” gives G-Eazy his first leader on the radio-based ranking and marks both A$AP Rocky and Cardi B’s second. The former previously ruled with “F**kin’ Problems” (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) for one week in 2013, while the latter’s “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” completed a 10-week domination three weeks ago.

The radio gain helps the trio step one rung to a new No. 3 peak on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. “Limit” lifts to 17,000 downloads for the week, up 7 percent, despite a 2-4 drop on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales. The song is steady at No. 5 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs but enjoys a 2 percent weekly bump to 22.4 million U.S. streams.

“Limit” also rules the Rhythmic Songs airplay list for a second frame.

But that’s not all! G-Eazy has a second triumph this week as his collaboration with Halsey, “Him & I” begins at No. 9 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The pair open at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales (44,000 sold) and No. 17 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs (13.4 million streams).

‘Gummo’ Keeps Growing: Also on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, rapper 6ix9ine explodes 22-5 with “Gummo” in the wake of huge streaming gains. The tune rockets 15-3 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs, pulling 27.9 million plays for the week, up a scorching 110 percent.

6ix9ine turns streaming sums into chart gold a second time this week as new release “Kooda” debuts at No. 23 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs (12.3 million) and No. 28 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

NF Hits Top 10: Plus, rapper NF scores his first top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as “Let You Down” climbs 12-10. The artist, who previously charted several hit songs and albums on Billboard’s Christian genre charts, is the latest example of acts who successfully crossed from the Christian and gospel charts to wider mainstream appeal with a top 10 hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Among them, CeCe Winans, whose “Count on Me” duet with Whitney Houston reached No. 7 in 1996 and Yolanda Adams, who took “Open My Heart” to No. 10 in 1998.

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