This week proved that people love to root for the underdog or for an artist making a comeback as two artists we have not heard in years release new records. “Bed” hitmaker J. Holiday and former DTP singer Shareefa return with solid interest from R&B enthusiast, landing at No. 3 and 4 respectively. Shareefa’s brazen single “They Gon’ Learn” attacks onlookers attempting to impede her progress, while Mr. Holiday focuses on helping to please ladies bedroom appetite on “Sign My Name.” The two contrasting records are probably best not played back to back, but are fit for situations you encounter throughout the week.
Bobby V enters at No. 6 after launching his new single “Mirrior,” a collaboration with YMCMB’s Lil Wayne. Bobby V’s hit making potential is at its peak when collaborating with Lil Wayne, so it was evident that he would connect with the Young Money boss. The record will appear on his forthcoming album ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ the follow-up to his 2011 album ‘Fly on the Wall.’
The late Whitney Houston’s last recorded song “Celebrate,” a duet with Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks, remains atop of this weeks chart. Coming in at the number two spot is Jhene Aiko’s “2 Seconds” for a second week. This may seem like a surprise, but her growing fanbase at live shows and over hundred thousand Twitter followers is proof of her loyal following.
A constant on the Top 10 list is Chris Brown, this week he only has one single on the chart, “Don’t Wake Me Up.” Favorites for the last several weeks Brandy (Put It Down) and Usher (Climax) have finally been bumped off the hot list.
Singersroom’s Top 10 Most Popular R&B Singles (The Week Of 05/27/2012)