Former American Idol contestants battle again but this time is not for the praise of Simon, Paula and Randy, but the contest is still determined by the public. Jessica Sanchez and Candice Glover meet at the top of Singersroom’s weekly chart of the Most Popular R&B Singles of the Week.
Jessica Sanchez earned the lead position on the list as she entertained and helped provide relief for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The single “Lead Me Home” hit close to home for Sanchez as the Philippines is her mother’s native country. The young songstress has raised awareness and donations throughout this week with performance on Saturday she will greet viewers of the Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios fight with a performance of the national anthem of the U.S. and the Philippines.
Candice Glover picked the right record to accentuate her powerhouse vocals; “Cried” is a brawn ballad placing Glover one notch below Sanchez on the chart of the Most Popular R&B Singles of the Week. Ms. Glover lets out every drip of emotion baggage concerning a less-than-great relationship. The song is the second single from debut album, Music Speaks; it is tentatively scheduled for release in February of 2014.
The remaining artists that converged on this hot records chart is a mixed list of veterans, emerging stars and newcomers that include R. Kelly, K. Michelle, Jordin Sparks, Solange, Prince, Kristal Lyndriette, Nivea and Mariah Carey.
Jessica Sanchez – Lead Me Home
The season 11 “American Idol” runner up’s newest single “Lead Me Home” is a big ballad dedicated to those affected by the massive Typhoon Haiyan that took place in the Philippines over a week ago.
Candice Glover – Cried
“American Idol” winner Candice Glover drops her debut powerhouse ballad “Cried,” making use of her strong, golden pipes, and letting out all emotions concerning a less-than-great relationship.
R. Kelly – Lights On
No metaphors here! There’s no “Ignition,” no “Cookie,” and his woman doesn’t remind him of his Jeep on this one; it’s R. Kelly with some of his most blunt sex talk on “Lights On.”
Solange – Cash In
“Cash In” is an unreleased track from Solange, which appears on her new compilation album, Saint Heron, the first release from her indie label Saint Records.
Kristal Lyndriette – Silhouette
Sevyn Streeter is not the only former RichGirl member that has set out for a solo career. Kristal Lyndriette, a soulful siren from Charlotte, NC, debut th single “Silhouette,” a sensual lullaby for lovers.
Jordin Sparks – 11:11 (Wish)
Written by Elijah Blake and produced by Salaam Remi, Jordin thinks about her crush during the late hours of the night – 11:11 (Wish).
Prince – Da Bourgeoisie
Prince has unleashed another funky one for the road called “Da Bourgeoisie,” a thumping ode to being left by his girl for another girl.
Mariah Carey – The Art Of Letting Go
Mariah Carey unleashes her highly-anticipated new single “The Art Of Letting Go,” a song that falls in old territory from the R&B diva.
Nivea – Loud Blunt
Produced by Bobby Skywalker, Nivea gives us the cool, sweet airy tones of her voice, as she sings about unwinding with her significant other by setting the atmosphere with candles, drinks and a “Loud Blunt.”
K. Michelle – Christmas Night
K. Michelle issues “Christmas Night,” a gloomy ballad about a break-up on a day you should be receiving gifts.