Artists are not community ambassadors until they make the decision to use their voice and platform to help others. At only eighteen years old, Jessica Sanchez carries herself as an ambassador and singer, and she decided to use her vocal box to support the citizens of the Philippines recovering from the devastating typhoon. For the second week in a row, Sanchez's "Lead Me Home" tops Singersroom's Most Popular R&B Singles of the Week. The former American Idol singer balanced entertaining and uplifting individuals with the ballad.
Brandy does not drop albums at the rate of Datpiff's favorite artists, but when she releases a song, it is quickly sought after because the expectations for a Brandy record are always high. The new leak, "Not Going to Make Me Cry," is piano driven track produced by Bryan-Michael Cox. The No. 2 position record on the Most Popular R&B Singles of the Week is reminiscent on Brandy's 00s material. Though it has only been a year and change since the singer/actress released 'Two Eleven,' diehard fans are always on a search for anything from Brandy.
Nothing has been on schedule for Ashanti as she prepares to release her first independent album, 'BraveHeart.' After testing a few singles including "The Woman You Love" and "Never Should Have," she tries to connect with listeners on "I Got It," featuring Rick Ross. The mafia embed persona injected into the production welcomes the presence of the MMG boss. Ashanti returns to the same streets that started her career on Murder Inc.
The remaining artists that converged on this hot records chart is a mixed list of veterans, emerging stars and newcomers that include R. Kelly, Justin Bieber, Rico Love, Candice Glover, E.B., Masspike Miles and Tinashe.