G-Eazy's Hot Rap Songs Debut, Jeremih Returns With 'Don't Tell 'Em'
G-Eazy scores first Hot Rap Songs hit with 'Lotta That,' Jeremih debuts on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 'Don't Tell 'Em'
California rapper G-Eazy makes his Hot Rap Songs debut with "Lotta That," featuring A$AP Ferg and Danny Seth, arriving at No. 21. The debut is powered mostly by sales of the song: it sold 27,000 downloads in the week ending June 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s his best sales week yet, and it gives him his highest rank on Rap Digital Songs, where it debuts at No. 5. Impressively, "Lotta That" achieved the Hot Rap Songs debut without any airplay thus far. The single will appear on G-Eazy’s forthcoming set "These Things Happen," due June 23.
JEREMIH RETURNS: R&B singer Jeremih makes his return to Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as "Don't Tell ‘Em," featuring YG, opens at No. 30 as the Hot Shot Debut, Jeremih's highest debut on the chart. The track concurrently arrives at No. 15 on R&B Songs and No. 12 on R&B Digital Songs, selling 17,000 downloads in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Jeremih, who holds three top 10s and one No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, last ranked on the list as a featured act on Ludacris’ "Party Girls" (also featuring Wiz Khalifa), which peaked at No. 36 on March 1.
THICKE'S 'BACK' RISES: Meanwhile, Robin Thicke rises 11-7 on Adult R&B with "Get Her Back" to lock in his fourth top 10 on the airplay chart (996 detections, up 39 percent, according to Nielsen BDS). On Hot R&B Songs, it re-enters at No. 22, after initially debuting and peaking at No. 18 on June 7 and dropping off the two subsequent weeks. Of the stations that report to the Billboard’s Adult R&B panel, WXST Dallas leads in plays with 34 this issue.
MAYDAY MEETS MURS: New to Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is "Mursday," a collaborative effort by hip-hop group ¡Mayday! and rapper Murs, branded as ¡Mayday X Murs!, which debuts at No. 7. The set earns the Hot Shot Debut, recording 8,000 units sold in its opening week.
Miami hip-hop group ¡Mayday! previously posted two top 20s on the chart, last with "Believers" which reached No. 19 in August 2013. Rapper Murs has also made two journeys into the top 20, most recently as part of the collective Slug & Murs, with Asesop Rock, on "Felt 3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez," which peaked at No. 19 in 2009.
DRAKE'S 43RD RAP AIRPLAY HIT: Drake debuts on Rap Airplay at No. 22 with "0-100/The Catch Up," up 29 percent to 4.3 million in audience impressions during the tracking week. It’s his 43rd entry on the chart -- the fourth-most in the list’s 15-year history. Drake dropped the song on June 1, coinciding with a performance at Hot 97’s Summer Jam. The track seems to have enticed Drake’s hip-hop peers, with renditions by 50 Cent & G-Unit and Meek Mill among others, popping up online.
ALOE HAS THE 'ANSWER': Aloe Blacc arrives at No. 27 on Adult R&B with his latest single "Love Is The Answer," which posts 140 spins (a 69 percent increase), according to Nielsen BDS. Blacc also holds the No. 28 slot as "The Man" re-enters, tailing "Love." Both tracks appear on Blacc’s "Lift Your Spirit," released in March. The album slides 18-19 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in its 14th week, and has moved 125,000 copies to date.