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Chris Brown Scores Seventh No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart With ‘Heartbreak on a Full Moon’

Chris Brown scores a seventh No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as the set debuts. Since he first topped the chart in December 2005, his seven leaders ties Drake, Future and The Game for the most among…

Chris Brown scores a seventh No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated Nov. 18) as Heartbreak on a Full Moon debuts with 68,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen Music. The 45-track set was released Oct. 31, permitting only three days of activity in the tracking week.

Here is an updated look at Brown’s seven leaders on the list:

Title, Weeks at No. 1, Peak Date
Chris Brown, one week, Dec. 17, 2005
Graffiti, one week, Dec. 26, 2009
F.A.M.E., three weeks, April 9, 2011
Fortune, one week, July 21, 2012
X, two weeks, Oct. 4, 2014
Royalty, three weeks, Jan. 9, 2016
Heartbreak on a Full Moon, one week to date, Nov. 18, 2017


Since Brown first topped the survey in December 2005, his seven leaders ties the R&B star with Drake, Future and The Game for the most among all acts in that span.

In addition to his No. 1s, Brown also has charted two other sets, both of which just fell shy of the top slot — 2008’s Exclusive peaked at No. 2 and his 2015 collaboration with Tyga, Fan of a Fan, reached No. 3.

Heartbreak’s arrival causes three moves on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart: “Pills and Automobiles” (featuring Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie and Kodak Black) lifts 17-14, “Questions” climbs 38-34 and “High End” (featuring Future and Young Thug) re-enters at No. 42.

‘Warning’ Fires: Another Oct. 31 release, the aptly named surprise album Without Warning by 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin, starts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (and No. 1 on Top Rap Albums). The trio’s collaboration opens with 53,000 equivalent album units.

The set’s No. 2 opening gives Metro Boomin his highest-charting album among four entries. 21 Savage ties his best showing yet as his Issa Album also reached the runner-up spot in July. Offset, meanwhile, earns his first album on the chart as a soloist. He is also one-third of the rap group Migos, whose Culture debuted at No. 1 on the chart in February.


Warning prompts six debuts on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: “Ghostface Killers” (No. 23, “Ric Flair Drip” (No. 29), “Rap Saved Me” (No. 31), “My Choppa Hate N—-s” (No. 40), “Nightmare” (No. 49) and “Mad Stalkers” (No. 50).

Tank Rolls To No. 1: Plus, Tank claims his third No. 1 hit on the Adult R&B Songs airplay chart as “When We” bumps 3-1 with a 10 percent gain in spins for the week ending Oct. 5. “When” marks his third leader after the 10-week champ “Please Don’t Go” in 2007 and one-week victor “Next Breath” in 2012.

“When” also ascends on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, moving 25-23. The song picks up a 7 percent gain in audience for the week, climbing to 9 million, and becomes his highest-charting tune on the list since “Emergency” peaked at the same rank in 2011.