Justin Bieber Has Replaced Himself on top Hot R&B Songs Charts
Justin Bieber is back on top of the charts again. To nobody’s surprise the Canadian pop star is charting well after the release of his latest album “Changes”. The song “Intentions” featuring Quavo has debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart dated for this week. This track displaces the first single “Yummy” from the same album which falls to number 2. Furthermore, “Intentions” rise to the top is thanks to the number 1 debuts on both the R&B streaming Songs and R&B Digital Song Sales charts. Most noteworthy, “Intentions” begins its charting with 22.1 million U.S. streams collected in its first week according to Nielsen Music. Additionally, MRC Data tracks 15,000 downloads sold in the same period.
Especially relevant, on R&B Streaming Songs, Justin Bieber picks up his third chart topper, while Quavo has scored his second. Previously reigning together for three weeks in 2017 on DJ Khald’s “No Brainer”, the duo is familiar with charting well. “Yummy” sat on top of the chart for three weeks earlier this year. With this track, Bieber also finds himself on top of R&B Digital Song Sales, which claims the artist’s seventh career number 1 and breaks from a tie with Drake and Rihanna for the second-most leaders in the chart’s history. The only artist Justin trails on this chart is The Weeknd who can boast 10 chart toppers.
Additionally, as “Intentions” replaces “Yummy” on top, Biebs becomes the fourth artist to knock himself from the top spot on Hot R&B Songs since the charts initial debut back in 2012. Previous artists to do this are The Weeknd when he first achieved the feat in 2015 with three chart leaders. After that Drake sat on top of the chart for 12 weeks when he was featured on Rihanna’s “Work” and then came back with “One Dance” for 20 weeks. Lastly, Khalid became the third act to achieve this feat.
Keep an eye on the charts to see how Justin continues to chart with “Changes”.