Take 6 Scores First Billboard No. 1 as 'Iconic' Debuts Atop Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart


Veteran genre-blurring vocal group Take 6 earns its first No. 1 on any Billboard chart, as the act’s new album, Iconic, debuts atop the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart (dated May 12). The album sold a little more than 1,000 copies in the week ending May 3, according to Nielsen Music.

The new album features Take 6’s reworks such familiar songs as Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” Christopher Cross’ “Sailing,” Eric Clapton's “Change the World” and Norah Jones’ “Don’t Know Why.”

Iconic is Take 6’s sixth top 10 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums tally. The group has also logged top 10s on Top Gospel Albums, along with top 40 efforts on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the Holiday Albums chart.

The six-member group made its Billboard chart debut in 1988 and has earned eight Grammy Awards, including nominations and prizes in the R&B, gospel, pop and jazz categories.