What he said about Tamar and Adrienne was not cool, but Chris Brown is musically on the rise via this week's Billboard charts.
Not only is Brown's successful single, "New Flame," still topping charts, his latest collaboration, with Nicki Minaj, is this week's strongest debut on two R&B and Rap charts.
According to Billboard, "Only," the second single leading Nicki Minaj's forthcoming album, "The Pink Print," debuts at no.17 on the Rap Airplay chart.
Featuring Lil Wayne and Drake, in addition to Chris Brown, the single has also debuted at no.27 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.
Joining "Only" on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart is "Hold You Down," Brown's collaboration with DJ Khaled, which also features August Alsina, Future and Jeremih. That song is actually at no.1 for the week.
Also at no.1 is Brown's "New Flame."
The track, featured on his album, "X," has reached the summit on the Rhythmic Songs chart.
"Chris Brown collects his eighth Rhythmic No. 1, and first as a lead act in three-and-a-half years, as "New Flame" (featuring Usher and Rick Ross) ignites 3-1. Brown had last topped the chart as a lead on May 7, 2011, with "Look at Me Now." "Flame" is also notable for its guests' achievements: it's Usher's record-breaking 12th Rhythmic No. 1, lifting him past Rihanna (11) for the most No. 1s in the chart's 21-year history. (Lil Wayne ranks third with nine, followed by Brown, 50 Cent, Beyonce, Drake, Jay Z and Nelly, each with eight.) Ross celebrates his first Rhythmic No. 1 – in his 39th visit," reports Billboard.
Last but not least, "New Flame" has also reached the Pop Songs chart, debuting at no.39 this week. It joins new entries from Taylor Swift ("Blank Space") and Maroon 5 ("Animals").
All of this said, it's a good week for Chris Brown on the charts!