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28 March 2015

Hip Hop Singles Sales: Rihanna, The Weeknd, Flo Rida

Kendrick Lamar also creeps up the list with a handful of tracks from “To Pimp A Butterfly.”
This week’s singles charts looks mostly the same as it did last with some notable switch-ups. The Top 3 songs remained in place as Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney again grab the top spot and The Weekndsticks it out at #2.Fetty Wap is at #4 with his hit “Trap Queen” for a second week in a row while Natalie La Rose and Jeremih’s “Somebody” is still climbing, up to #5 most recently. Way down the list Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has several singles scattered across the chart.

“FourFiveSeconds” Holds On To #1<

Now having spent more than two months on the list, “FourFiveSeconds” is again the most popular single on the Hip Hop and R&B singles chart. The track has now sold a total of 1,338,885 units after adding another 112,756 on most recently.

The Weeknd’s “Earned It” Stays At #2, Almost Platinum

After reclaiming the spot last week, The Weeknd’s 50 Shades Of Grey soundtrack original “Earned It” is still at #2 after the latest count. The track pushed more than 102,000 copies most recently and will likely break the Platinum milestone before the end of next week.

Kendrick Lamar’s TPAB On The Singles Chart

While he hasn’t crept into the Top 10 for any of the songs yet, Kendrick Lamar has several tracks from To Pimp A Butterfly on the Hip Hop and R&B singles chart. “King Kunta,” one of the last tracks to be released from the album before the full drop, reached the highest position of any of the songs on the record at #31 after selling just over 13,000 units. A couple spots lower, Lamar’s “Alright” earned 13,034 sales and “i” climbed to #38 with 10,558 singles sold. Lower down the list K. Dot also had tracks at #55, #57, #59, and more.

Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 03/22/2015

#1. Rihanna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds” – 112,756 (1,338,885)

#2.The Weeknd – “Earned It” – 102,323 (950,584)

#3. Flo Rida feat. Sage The Gemini – “GDFR” – 101,031 (1,036,579)

#4. Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen” – 76,125 (411,092)

#5. Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih – “Somebody” – 63,698 (410,258)

#6. Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter” – 58,865 (560,196)

#7. Usher feat. Juicy J – “I Don’t Mind” – 39,853 (891,167)

#8. Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again” – 35,226 (59,786)

#9. Ne-Yo feat. Juicy J – “She Knows” – 30,859 (643,336)

#10. Empire Cast feat. Jussie Smollett – “You’re So Beautiful” – 30,786 (195,462)