For a second consecutive week, Mariah Carey dominates Singersroom's Top 10 Streaming R&B Songs of The Week (week ending May 31st) with songs from her newly released fourteenth studio album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, which was released on May 27th. The fan favorite “Faded” takes the top position, followed by her R. Kelly-assisted cut “Betcha Gon’ Know” at the runner-up spot. “Thirsty,” her latest single with rapper Rich Homie Quan, also charts at no. 6. Now, if that isn’t a demand, we don’t know what is! Although song streams are high for the R&B diva, her album sales have been downgraded several times. Numbers will be revealed this week.
Jagged Edge is back with a sound they are well known for and fans are welcoming them with open arms. Their new single “Hope,” an optimistic record for women on the brink of giving up on relationships, takes the third position this week. Whether it's the group coming back and/or the soulful vibe of the R&B ballad, it seems fans are happy with the homecoming.
Day26 snatches the no. 4 position with their new summer single “Bullsh*t” while Kelly Price rounds out the top 5 with her Ruben Studdard-assisted duet “Back 2 Love.”
Click below to see where Michelle Williams, Joe, Mary J. Blige, and more landed on Singersroom's Top 10 Streaming R&B Songs of The Week.
Mariah Carey – Faded
With Mariah Carey’s fourteenth studio album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse dropping on May 27, the opus has become available for streaming on iTunes, and one of the LP’s cuts, “Faded,” stands out as a satisfying listen. Over hard-hitting production by Mike Will Made It, Mariah sings of a diminishing love through vocal moments that shine.
Mariah Carey – Betcha Gon Know ft. R. Kelly
Mariah Carey enlists R. Kelly to add vocals to “Betcha Gon’ Know,” a tune from her 2009 album, Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel.
As far as additions go, Kelly is a perfect choice as he adds a verse to make this version easily fit as a chapter in his Trapped in the Closet series with the conversational storyline of a cheating lover.
Jagged Edge – Hope
Multi-platinum quartet Jagged Edge (a.k.a. Brian and Brandon Casey, Richard Wingo and Kyle Norman) is back and giving “Hope” to the ladies who are on the brink of giving up on finding a good man.
“All I wanna do is come up with this little plan, put her hope back in a man,” they tenderly sing.
Day 26 – Bullsh*t
After announcing their comeback last year, all five members Robert, Brian, Willie, Qwanell, and Michael kick of summer 2014 with the new single “Bullsh*t.”
Kelly Price – Back 2 Love Ft. Ruben Studdard
Kelly Price follows up her success and happiness anthem "It’s My Time," with the brand new single "Back 2 Love," featuring Ruben Studdard. On the groovy duet, both singers yearn for comfort in each other’s arms after a tumultuous day, and they do it so delightful with their magical and esteemed deliveries.
Mariah Carey – Thirsty Ft. Rich Homie Quan
"Thirsty," featuring Rich Homie Quan, is the latest single from Mariah Carey's forthcoming album, Me. I am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, set to arrive on May 27.
Mary J. Blige – Suitcase
The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige is back with new music today, this one called “Suitcase” from the Think Like a Man Too soundtrack. On the cut, Blige threatens to packs her things and chuck up the deuces in light of a tarnished love match.
Joe – Mary Jane (Remix) Ft. 50 Cent
R&B crooner Joe follows up his Kelly Rowland-assisted single “Love & Sex, Pt. 2,” and the recent leak “Dilemma,” with a remix of his previously released record “Mary Jane.” Lifted from his 2013 album, Doubleback: Evolution of R&B, Joe taps G-Unit boss 50 Cent for the mind-blowing makeover, which samples Rick James’ 1978 hit.
Michelle Williams – Say Yes! Ft. Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, & S
She’s prepping her inspirational album Journey To Freedom and in doing so, she gets her sisters-in-song Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Solange on this single “Say Yes!,” a reggae-tinged song that has the former Destiny’s Child members praising a higher power and its propensity to be all-accommodating.
Jhene Aiko – Stay Ready (What a Life) Ft. J Henny
Jhené Aiko unleashes her rap alter ego J Henny on a new version of her song “Stay Ready (What a Life).” Like her vocal realness, the singer-songwriter’s other half brings the same vibe in a different delivery, original rapped by Kendrick Lamar.