DJBooth Chart Recap: Week of 03/26/2012
New York, N.Y. -- This week on The DJBooth's Top Hip Hop and R&B Chart, Rihanna's “Birthday Cake” retains the top spot for yet another week, but the former runner-up, Nicki Minaj's "Roman Reloaded," drops to fourth. Taking the latter's place in second is 2 Chainz' "Like Me" (formerly on our Rap Chart). No new features debut among our top pick, but additional joints from Wale, David Banner, Usher and more graduate from our Rap and R&B/Pop charts.
On our Top Rap Chart, the former front-runners, David Banner's “Believe” and 2 Chainz' “Like Me,” make the jump to our Top Hip Hop and R&B Chart, clearing the way for new features from Obie Trice (“Richard”) and Nas (“The Don”) to take their place. Also debuting this week are cuts by B.o.B, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa and more. Game's “The City” reemerges in 14th after an absence from our charts.
On the Top R&B/Pop Chart, the graduation of Usher's “Climax” and Jennifer Hudson's “Think Like a Man” to our Top Hip Hop and R&B Chart leaves the top two open from Sean Paul's “She Doesn't Mind (Remix)” (formerly fifth) and Akon's “Hurt Somebody” (formerly a Top Pick) to take the lead. Debuting on the chart this week are cuts by Jared Evan, Novel, Troy N?KA and more.
On the DJBooth's Top Independent Hip Hop Chart, Mac Miller's “Of the Soul (Remix)” and Tayyib Ali's “Dear Lord,” respective drop off the chart entirely and fall to 12th. All in all, 13 new features debut on our Independent Chart, including Booth-exclusive world premieres from E.M.S. Crew and True 2 Life Music.