Also: Danity Kane collects third top 10 album, Jagged Edge returns, and Kem's 'Nobody' rises.
Nicki Minaj lands her 56th entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Only" featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, debuts at No. 16. The Hot Shot Debut extends Lil Wayne's record for most top 20s on the chart (56), while breaking Drake out of a three-way tie for second-most top 20s (with Jay Z and R. Kelly), to 47. Minaj enters R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs at No. 1, moving 76,000 downloads in its first week (according to Nielsen SoundScan), her fifth No. 1 on the list. "Only" was streamed 513,000 times during the tracking week, with U.S. Spotify plays totaling 113,000. The track is the latest cut from Minaj's upcoming set The Pinkprint, due December 15.
Jagged Edge Cuts In: R&B group Jagged Edge is the Hot Shot Debut on Top R&B Albums, claiming the No. 1 spot with 12,000 copies sold of their latest set JE Heartbreak II in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first appearance on the chart for the veteran foursome, since the chart's inception in January 2013. On Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, the set enters at No. 3, the group's highest debut since 2007 when Baby Makin' Project came in at No. 2 (26,000 copies). The new album's single, "Hope," dips 3 percent in spins at Adult R&B (to 302 plays at the format, according to Nielsen BDS), spending a second week at No. 19.
Danity Kane Debut Despite Disbandment: The now-defunct girl group Danity Kane arrives in the top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with its new DK3 (No. 7), but based on the act's recent troubles, it could have just as easily been titled Drama.
Claims of physical assault are outlined in an open letter by members Aubrey O'Day and Shannon Bex on the group's website as the reason for the split. (TMZ initially reported that O'Day was punched by Danity Kane's Dawn Richard.) Danity Kane formed as a quintet in 2005 on MTV's Making the Band, reunited as a quartet in 2013, and slimmed down to a trio earlier this year.