Friday, May 15, 2015

Omarion Returns to No. 1

Omarion scores his first No. 1 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart in nearly a decade and the first ever as a lead artist (and only second overall), as “Post to Be” featuring Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko rises 2-1 on the chart dated May 23 (up 4 percent in spins at the format, according to Nielsen Music). 

Image result for OmarionThe singer’s only other visit to No. 1 came in August 2005, when he was a featured act on Bow Wow’s “Let Me Hold You.”

The No. 1 beats out Mariah Carey for the longest break between No. 1 peaks by seven months and two weeks. Carey claimed the longest interval when “We Belong Together” reached the top on July 11, 2005, nine years, one month and one week after “Always Be My Baby” touched the top (May 4, 1996).
Five longest gaps between No. 1s on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop
  • Omarion (nine years, nine months, one week)
  • Mariah Carey (nine years, one month, one week)
  • Kelly Rowland (eight years, nine months, one week)
  • E-40 (eight years, six months, three weeks)
  • Mary J. Blige (eight years, five months, three weeks)
Over on the Billboard Hot 100, “Post to Be” slips 13-14, one notch below its peak on the chart. The song was streamed 8.7 million times during the tracking week ending May 10 (up two percent), while digital sales dipped five percent (to 30,000 downloads).

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