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Angie Stone's 'Dream' Debuts on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

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Angie Stone

R&B singer Angie Stone earns her highest-charting set since 2007 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (chart dated Nov. 28), as Dream debuts at No. 3 with 9,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 12, according to Nielsen Music.

It’s her best rank since her fourth studio effort, The Art of Love & War, crowned the chart for one week in 2007 (16,000 first-week sales). Dream’s lead single “2 Bad Habits” slides two spots from its peak (20-22) on Adult R&B Songs, due to an 8 percent dip in plays at the format (week ending Nov. 15).

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Stone has logged a total of 17 tracks on that airplay chart, starting with “No More Rain (In This Cloud),” which spent 10 weeks at No. 1 (peaking in 1999). Her only other No. 1 came in 2007 when “Baby,” featuring Betty Wright, crowned the list for one week.

DLOW’s Viral Leap: Over on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, DLOW’s dance-challenge rap track “Bet You Can’t Do It Like Me” soars 44-21 in its second week, while earning a No. 61 entrance on the Billboard Hot 100 (and No. 15 debut on Hot Rap Songs). A 126 percent jump in streams is the main driver for the climb, increasing to 5.6 million U.S. streams during the most recent tracking week. Almost all of the streams (93 percent) stem from YouTube views, with several user-generated videos contributing. The viral hit scores the highest arrival on Rap Streaming Songs, coming in at No. 12.

‘Antidote’ Ascends: Meanwhile, rapper Travi$ Scott secures his first top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as “Antidote” steps 11-10 in its 11th week on the chart. Increased radio airplay assists in the ascent, also causing a 8-7 rise on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (its current peak), where it rises 15 percent in spins. Streaming and digital downloads also help Scott to continue mounting the chart, with 6.7 million weekly streams logged in the U.S. (a three percent decline), and sales climbing two percent, to 15,000 downloads.