Saturday, February 06, 2016

Soul Sweep: February 13, 2016...






We're at the "hump" of today's 'music sweeps', sampling the songs making their appearance on the various charts in Billboard magazine, and this time I'm serving up the latest hits on R&B radio...

On the main R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart, Tory Lanez spends a second week at #1 with "Say It"...

Debuting all the way up at #15 is Rihanna's new single, "Work", which is not available to stream anywhere but Tidal. So there you go. Good luck with that...

Rapper Kevin Gates rings in at #38 with "2 Phones"...


American Idol third-season winner Fantasia returns at #45 with "No Time For It"...


Fabolous hooks up with fellow rap star Nicki Minaj along with Trey Songz at #50 for "Doin It Well"...


Meanwhile, on the older-skewing Adult R&B radio panel, Tyrese in on top for a 15th non-consecutive week with "Shame"...

Neo-soul singer Anthony Hamilton returns at #23 with "Amen"...


Erykah Badu chimes in at #27 with "Phone Down", from her "mixtape" But You Caint Use My Phone. She hasn't put out a regular studio set in five years, though...


Jazz/hip hop collective the Internet dial in at #30 with "Girl" featuring Haitian-born Canadian DJ/producer KAYTRANANDA. It's my "Soul Pick of the Week"...


Lastly, on the Rhythmic format, whose station include more dance/pop music in their playlists, The Weeknd ascends to #1 with "In The Night". All four singles from his Beauty Behind The Madness album Have reached the top of this chart, as well as his collaboration with Ariana Grande, "Love Me Harder".

The aforementioned Rihanna track "Work" jumps in at #24. (Personally, I think it's a weaker track than even "Bitch Better Have My Money"...)

Mike Posner drops in at #31 with "I Took A Pill In Ibiza". Back in 2010 he climbed to #8 with "Cooler Than Me"...


DJ Luke Nasty is in at #34 with "Might Be"...


As Selena Gomez's "Same Old Love" remains in the top ten here, her new single "Hands To Myself" arrives at #37...


DJ Snake and Bipolar Sunshine round things out at #39 with "Middle"...


I'll be back with the latest on country radio...




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