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Lil Skies’ ‘Life of a Dark Rose’ Hits Top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

Rapper Lil Skies soars into the top 10 of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as Life of a Dark Rose gains from streams of its two popular cuts, "Nowadays" and "Red Roses."

Rapper Lil Skies soars into the top 10 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated Jan. 27) as Life of a Dark Rose leaps 16-6 in its second week. The set earned 28,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 18, according to Nielsen Music.

The album becomes the first set to ascend into the top 10 following its first full tracking week after not ?debuting there since Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book needed four frames to reach the upper tier on March 4, 2017.

Rose benefits from streams of its two most popular cuts, “Nowadays” and “Red Roses,” which both feature singer Landon Cube. The former concurrently debuts on the all-genre Streaming Songs chart at No. 38 (11.9 million U.S. streams for the week), while the latter starts at No. 48 (10.6 million plays). The pair also upgrades on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as “Nowadays” zooms 33-22 and “Roses” climbs 36-28.


‘Rockstar’ Keeps RollingPost Malone’s “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, clocks a 15th week atop Hot Rap Songs and ties for the third-most weeks at No. 1 since the chart began in 2004. “Rockstar” matches the 15-week leading stints of five other tunes and currently trails the 17-week command of Desiigner’s “Panda” in 2016 and three tracks that share the chart record of 18 weeks at the summit.

Here’s a list of the songs with 15 or more weeks at No. 1 in Hot Rap Songs history:

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
18 weeks, “Hotline Bling,” Drake, Oct. 10, 2015
18 weeks, “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, May 3, 2014
18 weeks, “Hot Boyz,” Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott featuring Nas, Eve, & Q-Tip, Nov. 27, 1999
17 weeks, “Panda,” Desiigner, April 23, 2016
15 weeks, “Rockstar,” Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, Oct. 28, 2017
15 weeks, “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, April 25, 2015
15 weeks, “Timber,” Pitbull featuring Ke$ha, Jan. 18, 2014
15 weeks, “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, Jan. 19, 2013
15 weeks, “Best I Ever Had,” Drake, June 13, 2009

Chris’ ‘Tempo’ Goes Up: Chris Brown dashes into the top 10 of Hot R&B Songs as “Tempo” bumps 13-10. The move secures Brown’s record-extending 23rd top 10 hit among all acts on the chart since it began in 2012, ahead of second-place The Weeknd (19) and Drake (16). “Tempo” mounts with help from streaming, with the song rising 20-18 on R&B Streaming Songs as it registers 4.8 million U.S. streams for the week.

The song features on Brown’s most recent LP, Heartbreak on a Full Moon, which debuted at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and locked down the top rank for three weeks.