Trey Songz drops football metaphors while Jeezy keeps it street and Wayne gets explicit on the mid-tempo club banger “Hail Mary,” a new track from Chapter V, due August 21.
Is the party over for Trey Songz? Listen to his latest and decide for yourself.
Trey Songz keeps things PG as he shows appreciation to the lady in his life in the Justin Francis-directed video for “Simply Amazing,” a track lifted from his new album Chapter V, due August 21. The guitar-led cut serves as the album’s second single in international markets while we (the US) get the sultry “Dive In” as the follow-up to “2 Reasons” featuring T.I.
After releasing an early version of the album’s tracklisting on iTunes, Trey has unveiled the final version via Amazon. The 18-track disc features guest appearances from T.I. (“2 Reasons“), Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne (“Hail Mary”), Rick Ross (“Don’t Be Scared”) and Diddy and Meek Mill on “Check Me Out.”
Watch the video and check out the final track list for Chapter V below.
Usher scores his 12th No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally, as “Climax” rises 2-1 with 31 million audience impressions in its ninth week.
“Climax” extends Usher’s lead for the most No. 1s on the chart during the Nielsen Music era (since December 1992). The Diplo-produced cut also marks his No. 1 on RCA, following his two-decade affiliation with LaFace which dissolved into RCA last year. “Climax’s” ascension to the throne ends the seven-week reign of Beyoncé’s “Love On Top” as it falls1-3.
Rihanna’s musical reunion with Chris Brown, “Birthday Cake,” holds at No. 2; while Drake’s former No. 1 “The Motto” featuring Lil Wayne, remains at No. 4, and LoveRance’s “UP!” bullets again at No. 5.
Kirko Bangz’ “Drank in My Cup” moves 7-6; Chris Brown’s “Strip” slides to No.7, and “Another Round,” which he assists Fat Joe, stays at No.8 with a 15% gain. Travis Porter earn their first top 10 with the Tyga-assisted “Ayy Ladies,” which scores the Greatest Gainer/Airplay tag with a 12-9 boost (19 million, up 20%).
Rounding out the top 10, Young Jeezy lands his eighth top 10, as “Leave You Alone” featuring Ne-Yo, rises 11-10 with a 16% airplay increase.
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Kimberly Denise ditches the Auto-Tune for “Keys To The City” featuring Young Jeezy, a new track released today. Is “Key To The City” the first step in Lil’ Kim’s career comeback? Decide for yourself. Listen below.
Nicki Minaj snags an all-star cast for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, arriving April 3. The follow-up to her 2010 debut features guest spots from Cam’ron and Rick Ross (“I Am Your Leader”), Nas, Drake, and Young Jeezy (“Champion”), Chris Brown (“Right By My Side”), Beenie Man (“Gun Shot”), Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and more, with production from Dr. Luke, Rico Beats, Alex Da Kid, Pop & Oak, and RedOne. Check out the tracklist for the standard and deluxe editions below.
Dev provides oral stimulation in the suggestive visual for “Kiss My Lips,” the Fabolous-assisted music video from her oft-delayed debut album The Night the Sun Came Up, due March 26. I’m all for oral attention, but this song is ga’bage. Not to mention, the album is arriving nearly a year after “In the Dark” reached its peak. We know how this story is going to end.
While his latest album, TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition, continuing to climb the charts, Young Jeezy is taking his show on the road. The ATL rapper has announced “CTE Presents the Hustlerz Ambiton Tour.” The 25-city trek kicks off on March 3rd at Filmore in Washington, DC, and makes stops in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Vegas before ending in Montreal on April 6.
TM: 103, the third installment in his Thug Motivation series, debuted atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in December. The set has sold 398,000 copies so far in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Check out the dates for “CTE Presents the Hustlerz Ambition Tour’: