Late Rapper Chinx Debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Plus: Nelly earns his highest debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Rapper Chinx notches a No. 2 entrance on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (dated Sept. 5) with his posthumous debut studio set, Welcome to JFK (15,000 copies sold in the week ending Aug. 20, according to Nielsen Music). The album comes three months after he died on May 17 from a gunshot wound in his hometown of Queens, NY. As part of French Montana’s Coke Boys, he often appeared on mixtapes (also as Chinx Drugz) by the label. Chinx enters the Billboard Artist 100 chart at No. 87, amid the buzz surrounding the release.
Nelly Returns With R&B ‘Fix’: Over on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Nelly scores his first charting track in two years -- and highest debut ever -- as “The Fix,” featuring Jeremih, bows at No. 28. It marks his best chart showing as a lead artist since he topped the list in 2006 with his Janet Jackson duet “Call On Me.” The new R&B-leaning DJ Mustard-produced track channels Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing," which spent 10 weeks atop the chart in 1982. “The Fix” debut is powered by 42,000 downloads sold, enough for a No. 3 arrival on R&B Digital Songs.
OMI Reaches Rhythmic Peak: Lastly, following a 16-week climb, OMI's “Cheerleader” reaches No. 1 on the Rhythmic Songs, despite a seven percent slide in spins. The track trailed at No. 2 for the past five consecutive weeks while The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” held at No. 1. “Cheerleader” also has a delayed start at Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, where it debuts at No. 40, 18 weeks after arriving on the Billboard Hot 100.