CMA Awards 2018

Justin Timberlake Crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart Again

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Justin Timberlake performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY

Just six months after “The 20/20 Experience” first reached No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (on its way to a 10-week reign), Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)” debuts atop the chart with 350,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last time an artist posted two No. 1s on the list in the same year was 2010 when Lil Wayne took both “Rebirth” (Feb. 20, 2010) and “I Am Not a Human Being” (Oct. 16, 2010) to the summit.
Timberlake’s debut pushes Drake’s “Nothing Was the Same” down 1-2 (down 78% to 148,000 copies) while the aforementioned first part of the “The 20/20 Experience” leaps 10-3 in its 30th week with a 57% rise to 19,000 copies. The set has now sold 2.3 million copies to date.
Opening at No. 4 is Nelly’s seventh studio album and 12th chart appearance “M.O.” with 15,000 first-week copies. The veteran rapper’s previous release, 2010’s "5.0," opened at No. 2 on the list with 63,000 copies thanks primarily to the crossover success of lead single “Just a Dream.” The pop-leaning hit peaked at No. 1 on Pop Songs and No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Hey Porsche,” the similarly pop-focused first single off “M.O.,” however, stalled at No. 42 on the Hot 100 in March. The more urban-leaning second single “Get Like Me,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Pharrell, peaked at No. 36 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in July.
Closing out the top five of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” shifting 15,000 copies, a 6% drop. It now has sold 521,000 copies to date.
Over on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, the top three songs remain stationary -- Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan at No. 1, Jay Z’s “Holy Grail,” featuring Justin Timberlake at No. 2, and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell at No. 3.

Eminem’s “Berzerk” (5-4) and Mike WiLL Made-It’s “23,” featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J (4-5), trade places at Nos. 4 and 5.
Narrowly missing the top five is Kanye West’s “Gone,” featuring Cam’ron and Consequence, which opens at No. 6 with Hot Shot Debut honors. The song comes from West’s 2005 sophomore album “Late Registration” and owes its resurgence to a viral video featuring the song.
Chris Brown’s “Love More,” featuring Nicki Minaj, skips 9-7 in its 11th week on the list, pushing J. Cole’s “Crooked Smile,” featuring TLC, down 7-8. Robin Thicke’s “Give It 2 U,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, re-enters the top 10 for a fifth week with 11-9 slide while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton, closes out the top 10 with 8-10 fall.