Jhene Aiko crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her first full-length set Souled Out, selling 70,000 units in its opening week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The R&B songstress emerged in 2013 on the chart with Sail Out, a seven-song EP that debuted at No. 2 (with 34,000 copies). On Hot R&B Songs, the new album's "The Pressure" climbs 25-23 in its second week. It rises to 528,000 U.S. streams (a 177 percent jump, according to Nielsen BDS), with Spotify logging 50 percent of overall clicks.
Makonnen Makes His Debut: ILoveMakonnen (real name Makonnen Sheran) makes his Hot R&B Songs debut with "Tuesday" featuring Drake, arriving at No. 19. The track sold 12,000 digital downloads in the week ending Sept. 14, an 18 percent increase, according to Nielsen SoundScan, also climbing 17-11 on Rap Digital Songs. "Tuesday" increases 370 percent on streaming services (to 336,000 weekly clicks), according to Nielsen BDS. Spotify leads with 169,000 listens, a 221 percent jump. The Atlanta-based rapper and producer first released the song as "Club Goin' Up on a Tuesday" on his self-titled EP, before being signed to OVO Sound and revamping the track to feature Drake, the label's founder. The new version grants Drake his eighth top 20 on Hot R&B Songs.
P. Reign Arrives: Fellow OVO-affiliated act P. Reign enters Rap Albums at No. 12 with Dear America (EP) moving 3,000 copies. The Toronto rapper, who is a rising star on social networks, also debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart with "Realest in the City" featuring Meek Mill and PartyNextDoor. It's his second song to debut atop the chart in three weeks. "DNF" featuring Drake and Future entered the list at No. 1 on September 13.