• Wizkid's ‘Essence,' Featuring Tems, Hits No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay Chart

    7 days ago - By Billboard

    Having already asserted its strength at mainstream R&B/hip-hop radio, Wizkid 's “Essence,” featuring Tems , duplicates its success with the adult R&B market as the single tops Billboard 's Adult R&B Airplay chart dated Oct. 16.
    The track ascends from No. 2 with a 13% boost in plays in the week ending Oct. 10, according to MRC Data, to become the week's most-played song at the radio format's monitored U.S. stations. Plus, the double-digit percentage gain is the week's largest improvement among all the chart's 30 titles.
    “Essence” secures Wizkid's first Adult R&B No. 1 on his third...
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  • Meek Mill's ‘Pain' Posts No. 2 Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    7 days ago - By Billboard

    Meek Mill bags his sixth top five album on Billboard 's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as Expensive Pain debuts at No. 2 on the list dated Oct. 16. The set begins with 95,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 7, according to MRC Data.
    As Pain brings the Philadelphia rapper's top-five collection to an even half-dozen on the chart, here's an updated look at the group. Notably, all six of the efforts have either peaked at No. 1 or No. 2:
    Album Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
    Dreams and Nightmares , No. 1 , Nov. 17, 2012
    Dreams Worth More Than Money , No. 1 , July 18...
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