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Jhene Aiko Shines at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

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.

Rittz Returns: The second-highest debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums goes to rapper Rittz, as Next to Nothing arrives at No. 3 with 22,000 units. The Georgia-based MC bests his previous album, last year's The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant, which debuted and peaked at No. 8 with 14,000 copies sold. Rittz concurrently debuts at No. 63 on the Artist 100, Billboard's ranking of the week's most popular artists across all genres, ranked by album and track sales, radio airplay audience impressions, streaming activity and fan interaction on social networking sites.

Daddy Yankee Debuts English Track: Daddy Yankee makes his Rap Digital Songs debut as his first official English language single, "This Is Not A Love Song," featuring Duncan, opens at No. 30 with 8,000 digital downloads. The song, produced by The Cataracs, is a departure from Yankee's signature Spanish language reggaeton style, with which he has logged hits like "Limbo" a track that spent 15 weeks at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs in 2013. The rapper is a veteran on Latin charts, where he holds the record for most No. 1s on Top Latin Albums for an urban act (6).

Kid Ink's Highest Digital Entrance:  On Rap Digital Songs, Kid Ink lands his highest debut yet as "Body Language," featuring Usher and Tinashe, enters at No. 7 with 30,000 digital downloads tallied. The Los Angeles rapper concurrently enters Hot Rap Songs at No. 22, the highest debut of the week.