French Montana, Ayo & Teo Roll Into Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

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French Montana performs during the Hot 97's Hot For The Holidays Concert at Prudential Center on Dec. 3, 2016 in Newark, N.J. 

French Montana’s “Unforgettable,” featuring Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, lifts 11-9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated June 17), giving Montana his fourth top 10 and first as a lead artist since 2012. That year, “Pop That,” featuring Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne, surged to No. 2.

His remaining top 10s came as featured acts: first on Chris Brown’s “Loyal,” along with Lil Wayne, which hit No. 4 in 2014, and most recently on Fat Joe, Remy Ma and Jay Z’s “All The Way Up,” with Infared, which hit its No. 9 peak exactly one year ago, on the chart for June 16, 2016.

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Flash forward to the current week, where the new “Unforgettable” peak comes with across-the-board gains, rising 17 percent in all-genre radio audience to 24 million in the week ending June 4, according to Nielsen Music, and a 3 percent rise in U.S. streams to 19.8 million for the week ending June 1. “Unforgettable” also claims the chart’s Digital Gainer award, blasting 41 percent week-over-week to 20,000 downloads.

The gains also push “Unforgettable” to new peaks on several other charts, including a 8-7 bump on the Hot Rap Songs chart and a 23-18 climb on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also debuts on the all-genre Radio Songs chart at No. 45.

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Ayo & Teo’s ‘Rolex’ Rolls: Directly below French Montana, Ayo & Teo also punch their first ticket to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs’ top 10, as “Rolex” rises 14-10 in its 17th week on the list. The duo, brothers Ayleo and Mateo Bowles, earns its ascent after the May 26 premiere of the official “Rolex” music video.

The video’s release helps push the song to 22.4 million U.S. streams for the week ending June 1, according to Nielsen Music, up 22 percent. “Rolex” also climbs to 14,000 digital downloads sold in that period, up 3 percent and makes headway on radio, rising 39-36 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, up 12 percent to 5.4 million in audience for the week ending June 4, according to Nielsen Music.

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Lil Yachty Bows: Elsewhere, Lil Yachty collects his first top five set on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as Teenage Emotions bows at No. 4 with 46,000 equivalent album units earned. The album, released via Quality Control Music/Motown/Capitol Records, also arrives at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, giving Motown its first top 10 on the chart in a little more than two years, since Ne-Yo’s Non-Fiction debuted at No. 5 in February 2015.

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Tiller Takes Over: Plus, on Hot R&B Songs, Bryson Tiller owns 12 of the 25-position chart’s ranks, as tracks from his True to Self album dominate the listing. Among the dozen entries are three top 10s – “Something Tells Me,” (No. 8), “Self-Made” (No. 9) and “Don’t Get Too High” (No. 10) -- which bumps the singer to six top 10 hits overall. True to Self, meanwhile, begins at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts – a career first for Tiller - with 107,000 equivalent album units earned.