Snoop Dogg Scores Sixth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Plus "California Roll," featuring Stevie Wonder, arrives on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, bringing the icon back to the chart for the first time since 2009.
Snoop Dogg debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart dated May 30, marking his sixth chart-topper, as Bush arrives with 27,000 copies sold in the week ending May 17, according to Nielsen Music. The set consists mostly of R&B tracks, in turn also qualifying for the R&B Albums chart, where it debuts at No. 1. (It does not appear on Rap Albums.)
On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, the album's second single “California Roll” (featuring Stevie Wonder) lands at No. 49, notching Wonder his 74th hit on the list -- where he first appeared in 1963. The arrival gives Snoop his 70th hit, dating back to his first entry in 1992. A music video for the Pharrell Williams-produced track was released on May 20. Streams from the new clip will be count toward the June 6-dated charts.
On the Billboard Artist 100, Snoop re-enters at No. 31 (his peak) amid activity surrounding the album release.
DJ Khaled Earns Best Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Debut: Meanwhile, DJ Khaled scores the Hot Shot Debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, coming in at No. 23 (his highest arrival yet on the list) with “How Many Times” featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Big Sean. Digital sales boost the track’s entrance (42,000 downloads) on the chart, which blends airplay, sales and streaming. The tune simultaneously enters R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs at No. 6.
The Weeknd Tops Adult R&B Songs: A new airplay No. 1 arrives on Adult R&B Songs as The Weeknd hops 3-1 to top the list for the first time with “Earned It” from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. The song reaches the summit in its 14th charting week, increasing by 15 percent at the plays-based airplay format. The singer hits a new high on the Billboard Artist 100, rising 8-5 in his 31st consecutive charting week.