Plus, Janelle Monae and YG collect new top 10s at radio.
DJ Khaled scores his eighth top 10 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart as “No Brainer,” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo and Chance the Rapper, climbs 15-10 on the list dated Aug. 18. The song advances with a 30 percent surge in plays in the week ending Aug. 12, according to Nielsen Music, and picks up the chart’s Greatest Gainer award.
“Brainer” also becomes the third Rhythmic Songs top 10 for Chance the Rapper, after “No Problem,” featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz reached No. 5 in 2016 and a featured role on DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One,” also featuring Bieber, Quavo and Lil Wayne reigned for four weeks in 2017.
For Quavo, “Brainer” marks his fourth Rhythmic Songs top 10. Each his previous successes came in 2017 through featured roles, with appearances on Post Malone’s “Congratulations” (No. 5), “One” and Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down” (No. 8).
Bieber, meanwhile, adds a 12th top 10 to his Rhythmic Songs resume, a sum that includes three No. 1s.
Beyond its new Rhythmic Songs peak, “Brainer” hits new highs on other radio rankings. The collaboration rises 18-14 on Pop Songs, spurred by a 36 percent hike in plays in the week ending Aug. 12. It also gains on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, lifting 34-30 with a 20 percent jump to 6 million in weekly audience.
Janelle Jumps: Elsewhere, Janelle Monae nabs her first top 10 hit on the Adult R&B Songs airplay chart as “I Like That” steps 11-8. The tune climbs 6 percent in plays in the week ending Aug. 12.
Monae previously reached Adult R&B Songs twice, with the Miguel-assisted “Primetime,” which reached No. 29 in 2014 and “Make Me Feel,” a No. 30 hit in April. Both “Feel” and “Like” feature on the singer’s most recent LP, Dirty Computer, which opened at No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums chart in May.
“Like” also crosses into the top 25 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, moving 26-25 thanks to a 10 percent increase to 8 million in weekly audience.
YG’s ‘Bank’ Cashes In: Plus, YG secures his third top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay as “Big Bank,” featuring 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Nicki Minaj springs 13-10. The single darts 17 percent to 14 million in audience in the week ending Aug. 12.
Before “Bank,” YG visited the top 10 with “My Hitta,” featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, which climbed to No. 2 in 2014 and as featured on Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell Em,” which ruled for six weeks in 2014.
Big Sean, meanwhile, collects his 12th top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, while 2 Chainz banks his 14th.
Minaj ups her career top 10 count to 31 and passes Usher’s tally 30 for the fifth-best total among all acts. She now trails only Drake, the all-time leader with 62, Chris Brown (46), Lil Wayne (46), JAY-Z (35) and R. Kelly (32).