Calvin Harris and Katy Perry both claim their first top 10 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated Aug. 5) as the former’s “Feels,” featuring Pharrell Williams, Perry and Big Sean steps 12-10.
Harris previously reached as high as No. 12 with “Slide,” featuring Frank Ocean and Migos, earlier this year, while Perry’s only prior visit to the chart was back in 2011, when “E.T.,” featuring Kanye West, reached No. 83. Williams, meanwhile, claims his 10th visit to the tier while Big Sean nets his 11th.
“Feels” rises with gains in digital sales (up 13 percent to 25,000 for the week), streaming (up one percent to 12.2 million on-demand streams for the week) and radio (an 18 percent jump to 51 million in audience for the week ending July 23). The tune also lifts 30-26 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Montana moves in: French Montana bows at No. 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with his second album, Jungle Rules. The set earned 52,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen Music. Jungle gives the rapper his second top five-charting effort, after his debut, Excuse My French, launched at No. 1 in 2013.
Most of Jungle’s total activity comes from streaming equivalent units (29,000 of the 52,000 units), led by the single “Unforgettable,” featuring Swae Lee. The tune pulls 15.9 million on-demand audio streams for the week and climbs 5-4 on Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs, while darting 9-5 on the Hot 100, the rapper’s first trip to the top five on the latter survey.
Plus, DJ Khaled lifts 4-1 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart with “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, as the track rises 21 percent in spins in the week ending July 23. “Thoughts” gives Tiller his first No. 1 on the list, while Khaled claims his second (after “I’m The One” last month) and Rihanna her 15th, dating back to her first coronation as a featured act on T.I.’s “Live Your Life,” which ruled for nine weeks. Rihanna’s 15 leaders are second only to Drake’s 19 among all acts.
Meanwhile, on the Adult R&B Songs airplay chart, TLC scoots 12-10 with “Way Back” (up less than one percent in plays), featuring Snoop Dogg. The collaboration, from TLC’s final, self-titled studio album, gives the R&B duo its fourth top 10 on the survey and first since “Waterfalls” flowed to No. 5 in 1995. The tune was the third single from TLC’s CrazySexyCool album to break into the region, following “Creep” (No. 5) and “Red Light Special” (No. 4).