Jamie Foxx Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
While Mariah Carey arrives at No. 2 with her new greatest hits set
Jamie Foxx debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (dated June 6) with his R&B set Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses, scoring his third chart-topper and first since 2009. The new set sold 31,000 copies in the week ending May 24, according to Nielsen Music. It also debuts at at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 (Foxx’s fourth top 10 on that tally).
Foxx’s second single from the set, “You Changed Me,” featuring Chris Brown, hops 16-14 on Hot R&B Songs, returning to its peak position on the list. A 43 percent jump in streams contributes to the climb, rising to 808,000 domestic clicks across monitored streaming platforms. Spotify plays account for 36 percent of overall weekly streams of the track.
Album track “In Love By Now” arrives at No. 22 on Hot R&B Songs, becoming the singer’s second charting song on the nearly three-year-old list. Digital sales spur the entrance, growing 106 percent to 11,000 downloads. The digital increase lands the song a No. 15 arrival on R&B Digital Songs, Foxx’s highest peak yet.
Mariah Carey’s 22nd Charting Album Arrives: Taking the second highest debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Mariah Carey enters at No. 2 with #1 To Infinity, with 15,000 copies sold. It’s the 22nd charting album on the list for Carey (and 17th top 10), dating back to 1990 when her self-titled debut album peaked at No. 3. The new 19-track set is a trip through her 18 Billboard Hot 100 hits (the most by a solo act) in chronological order, culminating with her latest single, “Infinity.”
“Infinity” steps 19-17 on Hot R&B Songs in its fourth week, the rise boosted by a 112 percent gain in streams (to 1.1 million). Two teasers for the video clip uploaded to Carey's Vevo on YouTube channel (on May 18 and 19) aided in the jump, propelling plays on the platform by 125 percent from the prior week. The track also re-enters R&B Digital Songs (No. 25), with an 81 percent climb in sales, to 6,000 downloads.
Wiz Khalifa’s Rhythmic No. 1: Lastly, Wiz Khalifa scores a new Rhythmic Songs No. 1 as “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, lifts 2-1 in its eighth week. The Furious 7 track is up three percent at the plays-based format, during the tracking week ending May 25. The ascent to the top interrupts Fetty Wap’s two-week crowning run with “Trap Queen.” Khalifa scores his third chart-topper, following “Young, Wild & Free” (three weeks at No. 1 in 2012) and "Black and Yellow" (one week at No. 1 in 2011).