Chart Cake: Rihanna and Chris Brown Remix Continues Climb

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Despite criticism, Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake” remix with Chris Brown continues to climb the charts.

While Billboard has been tracking the song for four weeks, as of Thursday, “Birthday Cake” took off, jumping ten spots to reach no.7 on the R&B/Hip Hop Songs Tally (17 -7). But that’s not all. With a serious increase in airplay, “Birthday Cake” is also this week’s “Airplay Gainer” on the chart.

The controversial collaboration moved well on the Billboard Hot 100 as well Thursday. Lifting 55-49, it has been on that chart three weeks.

In related news, Usher’s new single “Climax” continues to rise. Up 18-10 this week, the song becomes yet another top 10 hit for the Grammy Award winning singer.

It is Beyonce that tops the R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart however. Her hit “Love On Top” retains no.1 for another week.