Miguel tops our weekly chart with the J. Cole and Salaam Remi-assisted "Come Through and Chill."
Although Miguel is one of the most popular artists in R&B, he's never been defined by any massive singles, with 2012's "Adorn" being his highest-charting song to date (it topped out at #17 on the Hot 100). This has also been true on HNHH's weekly chart. The only times Miguel seems to get much traction is when he drops songs that feature prominent rappers. It happened around Wildheart's release with the Wale-featuring "Coffee," and this time around, new album War & Leisure's best performing track boasts a J. Cole feature.
For the first time in months, no one artist has more than one appearance on our chart. New tracks barely missing out on spots this week include Logic and Rag 'N Bone Man's "Broken People" (#12), SiR and Schoolboy Q's "Something Foreign" (#14), Shy Glizzy, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Trey Songz's "Dope Boy Magic" (#15), and Lil Duke and Offset's "Double" (#16).
10. Nipsey Hussle - Rap N****s
It's been quite a while since we've heard from Nipsey Hussle, but it sounds like the L.A. rapper has finally put the necessary cogs in motion to get his official debut album out in the world. To celebrate pre-orders for Victory Lap going live, he dropped lead single "Rap N****s," which debuts at #10.
9. Chris Brown - Sirens
It seems unlikely that an artist who just dropped a 45-track album would generate interest in additional tracks dropping just weeks later, but then again, Chris Brown's fans have stuck with him through much rockier situations. "Sirens" is the latest of several non-Heartbreak on a Full Moon tracks that Breezy has shared, and like most of its predecessors, it debuts on the chart, at #9 to be specific.
8. Dave East Feat. Offset - Checc
Dave East enjoyed some positive reception for his recent Karma EP, and much of it had to do with the Harlem spitter collaborating with a few more mainstream out-of-towners while refusing to comprise his hard-nosed style. "Checc" featuring Offset has proven to be the most successful on our chart, hanging around for a second week while only dropping one spot, from #7 to #8.
7. Bryson Tiller - Birmingham
Bryson Tiller's got a mixtape coming out in the near future, and for the first track from it, he dropped a freestyle over YBN Nahmir's viral hit "Rubbin' Off the Paint." In its second week out, his take on it, entitled "Birmingham," drops one spot from #6 to #7.
6. Chief Keef Feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie - Glory Bridge
Chief Keef topped off a prolific, stellar 2017 with last week's Dedication tape, a release that's much more in line with his reputation and legacy than this summer's stunningly melodic Thot Breaker. Along with a Lil Yachty-featuring single, the A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie-assisted "Glory Bridge" is one of the project's higher profile tracks. It debuts at #6.
5. N.E.R.D. Feat. Future - 1000
N.E.R.D. are pulling out all the stops for No_One Ever Really Dies, their long-awaited comeback album. Other pre-release tracks have featured Rihanna and André 3000, and now Future guests on one that shares its name with his debut mixtape, 1000. This one debuts at #5, but unfortunately, its user approval doesn't follow suit, finishing at a paltry 38%.
4. Joyner Lucas - I'm Not Racist
Sometimes if you're an artist with a middling career who's struggling for recognition, the best thing you can do to get noticed is take a risk. That's exactly what Joyner Lucas did with "I'm Not Racist," a song posed as a conversation between a MAGA hat-wearing white guy and a black guy. The provocative video begins with the white guy lip syncing Lucas' n-word-filled lyrics, which will certainly get your attention, whether good or bad. "I'm Not Racist" debuts at #4.
3. Kodak Black Feat. Lil Wayne - Codeine Dreaming
As most tracks that Lil Wayne touches tend to do, Kodak Black's "Codeine Dreaming" hangs around the top for a second straight week. After the Project Baby 2: All Grown Up track debuted at #1 last week, it falls two places to finish at #3 in its second week out.
2. Cam'ron - Dinner Time
Last week Mase's Cam'ron diss track, "The Oracle," debuted at #2; this week Cam'ron's Mase diss track, "Dinner Time," debuts at #2. That seems like a tie to me.
1. Miguel Feat. J. Cole & Salaam Remi - Come Through and Chill
Just days before sharing War & Leisure in full, Miguel dropped "Come Through and Chill" as the final pre-release track. Featuring a rare guest verse from J. Cole and additional vocals from producer extraordinaire and frequent Miguel collaborator Salaam Remi, this track handily makes its debut at #1.