US Charts: Justin Timberlake Soars with “Suit & Tie”

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    Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” single cover

    Justin Timberlake always wanted to be regarded as an R&B artist and thanks to his new song, “Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)”, he can now feel satisfied. However, the success of the single on the US charts this week wasn’t restricted to the Billboard R&B Songs tally. Instead, it earned him victory across the board.

    “Suit & Tie” vaulted from #9 to #1 on the R&B Songs chart and #2 on the main Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week. Yet, the leap was minor when compared to the 80 spot jump it performed on the Billboard Hot 100 from #84 to #4, thus earning him his 20th top 10 hit on the lineup.

    So, how many downloads did “Suit & Tie” sell via digital retailers? 314K copies of the track were sold, besting the 250K downloads of Timberlake’s previous bestseller, “Sexy Back”, of 2006. I wonder if R. Kelly will change his mind about working with his nemesis, especially now that he has gotten so close to Justin Bieber?

    See the other leading releases in the top 10 of both Billboard 200 and the Hot 100 below:

    Billboard 200

    1. A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP – 139K (debut)

    2. Various Artists – Kidz Bop 23 – 78K (debut)

    3. Various Artists – Pitch Perfect – 45K (total: 354K)

    4. Taylor Swift – Red – 41K (total: 3.27 M)

    5. Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox – 39K (total: 617K)

    6. Various Artists – Les Miserables – 39K (total: 361K)

    7. Lumineers – Lumineers – 38K (total: 820K)

    8. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon – 25K (total: 644K)

    9. Mumford & Sons – Babel – 25K (total: 1.61 M)

    10. One Direction – Take Me Home – 23K (total: 1.45 M)

    Billboard Hot 100

    1. Macklemore & Lewis – “Thrift Shop”

    2. Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”

    3. Lumineers – “Ho Hey”

    4. Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)”

    5. Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”

    6. will.i.am – “Scream & Shout (Ft. Britney Spears)”

    7. Swedish House Mafia – “Don’t You Worry Child (Ft. John Martin)”

    8. Rihanna – “Diamonds”

    9. Justin Bieber – “Beauty & a Beat (Ft. Nicki Minaj)”

    10. Phillip Phillips – “Home”

    Watch the preview of Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” lyric video below:

    Thoughts?