Chris Brown set a new record with the release of his latest Album, Breezy. On July 8, Billboard announced that Brown captured the record for most hits on the Hot R&B charts. With the new record, Brown displaces The Weeknd, who previously held the top spot.
Brown now holds a total of 79 songs on the Hot R&B charts, while The Weeknd sits at 71. The pair are far removed from the rest of the heat, with Drake taking third place at 56 hits. Khalid is set at #4 with 43 hits and Bryson Tiller takes home 41 hit songs to round out the list.
In addition, Brown also overcame Elvis Presley’s record for most Hot 100 songs. He becomes the most decorated male artist in the category, with a whopping 112 entries on the charts. The achievement is all the more impressive when taking into consideration that the release of Breezy was on the same day as Baz Luhrmann’s new Elvis biopic.
Hit Singles on “Breezy”
Breezy earned immediate success upon release, with 72,000 units sold in the opening week. The album features a whopping 24 tracks, with nine tracks landing on the top charts.
“Psychic,” featuring Jack Harlow, was the most successful track from the new album, with 6.41 million streams in the first week. “Call Me Everyday,” featuring WizKid, narrowly missed the top spot with 6.39 million streams.
“Addicted” featuring Lil Baby, “Possessive” featuring Lil Wayne and BLEU, and “Closure” featuring H.E.R. also made an immediate impact with their release.
The other songs making the Hot R&B charts include:
“C.A.B (Catch A Body)” feat. Fivio Foreign
“Till the Wheels Fall Off” feat. Lil Durk & Capella Gray
“Sex Memories” feat. Ella Mai
“Need You Right Here” feat. Bryson Tiller
Expect Brown to extend the leads of his records with the release of the Breezy deluxe edition. He also kicks off the “One of Them Ones” tour on July 15 in North Carolina. Featuring Atlanta rapper Lil Baby, the tour will close out on August 27th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Written by Evan Montgomery