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Big K.R.I.T. Claims No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Big K.R.I.T. scores his second No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the entrance of Cadillactica, moving 44,000 in first week sales (his best week ever), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 28-year…

Big K.R.I.T. scores his second No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the entrance of Cadillactica, moving 44,000 in first-week sales (his best week ever), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 28-year old rapper last debuted atop the chart in 2012 with Live From the Underground (41,000 units). The new set includes a host of featured acts, including Raphael Saadiq and Wiz Khalifa. The second single from the set, “Pay Attention” featuring Rico Love, spent a week at No. 24 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart in August.


Eminem’s ‘Detroit’ Debuts: Eminem claims the Hot Shot Debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, returning with his 51st hit “Detroit vs. Everybody,” alongside Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, DeJ Loaf and Trick Trick. Selling 28,000 downloads (according to Nielsen SoundScan, in the week ending Nov. 16), the track debuts in the top 10 on Rap Digital Songs (No. 9). (Intriguingly, the song samples “Static on the Frequency,” a Christian rock song originally released in 1982 by Australian artist Peter Beveridge.) “Detroit” was streamed 467,000 times domestically, with 69 percent of its clicks stemming from Vevo on YouTube, according to Nielsen BDS. The new star-studded collaboration is also available as an instant-gratification track with the pre-order of the SHADYXV compilation (out Nov. 24).

Bobby Shmurda Bows: Over on Rap Albums, Bobby Shmurda strikes at No. 5 with his Shmurda She Wrote EP (5,000) — one week after claiming his first No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “Hot Boy.” The EP’s latest single “Bobby Bitch” climbs 22-21 on Hot Rap Songs, rising 25 percent in digital sales (to 7,000 downloads). 

‘CoCo’ Catches On: A regional hit is starting to break out, as O.T. Genasis‘ “CoCo” captures the Hot Shot Debut on Rap Airplay (No. 25 with 4.3 million in audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS). It’s the first chart hit for the rapper. The song sold 9,000 downloads to also enter Rap Digital Songs at No. 25. WQHT New York has been a big supporter of the track, leading in weekly spins (45) and receiving an enthusiastic push from resident DJ Funk Master Flex. The music identification app Shazam ranked the song as the most Shazamed track in New York City on Nov. 19, and placed it at No. 7 on its Top 100 most Shazamed songs of the week.

Kid Ink Climbs: On Rap Airplay, Kid Ink nets a third top 10, as “Body Language,” featuring Usher and Tinashe, climbs 13-10. A 4 percent bump in audience pushes the track to 15.6 million impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. Kid Ink first landed on the chart in November 2013 with “Show Me” featuring Chris Brown, which went on to spend 19 weeks atop the chart in 2014. Kid Ink’s second top 10 came with “Main Chick,” also featuring Brown (No. 3 peak in July). “Body Language” concurrently reaches a new peak on the Hot 100 (No. 78) following a steady six-week climb. 

Joe Jumps to new Top 10: Switching gears to the Adult R&B chart, Joe lands his 17th top 10 with “If You Lose Her,” tying for fourth-most top 10s in the 21-year history of the chart. The song climbs 11-10 in its 12th week, increasing 6 percent (to 866 spins). Joe ties with Brian McKnight and Alicia Keys (17 top 10s each). Gerald Levert leads with the most: 22.