Buzz was escalating with Whitney Houston’s return to the film screen for ‘Sparkle,’ and since the legendary singer’s death, anticipation has not calmed. With the movie scheduled for release this summer, the first single from the soundtrack ‘Celebrate’ was dropped with fanfare due the return of Houston’s voice. The duet with Houston and Jordin Sparks was written and produced by R. Kelly, incorporating an old school R&B sound.
Since signing a record deal with Def Jam, Jhene Aiko had not released a new record until this week. The ‘Sailng Souls’ songstress leaked “2 Seconds,” a soulful track about coming close to edge due to a bad lover in her life.
A couple new additions to the Top 10 singles are Tameka “Tiny” Harris’ teen group OMG Girlz and Dawn Richard.
Singersroom’s Top 10 Most Popular R&B Singles (The Week Of 05/20/2012)