Ne-Yo and August Alsina consumed two positions a piece on the Most Popular R&B Singles chart this week, leaving room for six artists to join them.
Ne-Yo's versatility to create songs with David Guetta to Wiz Khalifa to Celine Dion sets him apart from other artists. The release of "Incredible," a duet with Celine Dion, is an uplifting theme song for moments when individuals ascend to greatness. The single, penned by Ne-Yo, will be featured on Dion's upcoming album, 'Love Me Back to Life.'
Ne-Yo goes solo on "Slow Down;" he sets the mood for romance; not between the sheets. He provides instructions to shut down cell phones and devices so that it is clear that the purpose of the slow jam is simply enjoying the moment. "I wanna take my time and enjoy you/Everything else can wait, I want it right now" he crooned.
Def Jam singer August Alsina’s time is now. The remix of "I Luv This Sh*t" is just about everywhere – radio, TV, online; it is there. The newcomers approach adds the realism and grit of Hip Hop that is connecting with fans that want to turn up rather than slow dance. The New Orleans native strikes again with the remix of "Numb." He replaced west coast rappers Iamsu & Problem for southerners B.O.B and Yo Gotti on the DJ Mustard produced track.
As the final answer on whether Day26 will reunite like Danity Kane lingers, member Willie Taylor remains active remixing popular records. He made a wise choice to add his aggressive vocals to Sevyn Streeter's "It Won't Stop." The unofficial remix was saluted by Sevyn. The new addition of Willie gives an extra push of "It Won't Stop," elevating it into the list of top singles of the week.
In addition to reworking buzzing singles, Taylor has taken a role in the theatrical show, 'How To Love,' along with former Destiny Child's member Latavia Roberson.
See where Leela James landed along with Leona Lewis, Omarion, Robert Glasper and Marsha Ambrosius on the Top 10 Most Popular R&B Singles of the Week.