Kehlani Earns Third Straight No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums Chart with “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t”

Make that three in a row for Kehlani

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer-songwriter has captured her third straight No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart as It Was Good Until It Wasn’t debuts at the summit on the list dated May 23. 

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The album arrives with 83,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 17, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the highest one-week total of her career.

It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, released on Tsunami Mob/Atlantic/AG, follows a pair of previous chart-toppers: SweetSexySavage in 2017 and last year’s While We Wait, which both ruled for one week. 

Kehlani’s debut effort, You Should Be Here, debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Top R&B Albums chart in 2015.

“I’m grateful, I can’t believe it,” Kehlani tells Billboard. “Imma [sic] celebrate by laying in bed and getting some much needed rest with my daughter.” 

It Was Good Until It Wasn’t marks her first album since the birth of her daughter, Adeya, in March 2019.

Beyond its R&B victory, It Was Good Until It Wasn’tconcurrently opens at No. 2 on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Accompanying Kehlani’s Goodstart, nine of the album’s tracks debut on Hot R&B Songs, led by a No. 4 entrance for “Can I,” featuring Tory Lanez. The tune marks Kehlani’s highest debut on the chart and ties for her best peak with “Nights Like This,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

Here’s a full rundown of Kehlani’s new collection on Hot R&B Songs:

Rank, Title, Additional Artists (if any)
No. 4, “Can I,” featuring Tory Lanez
No. 9, “Change Your Life,” featuring Jhene Aiko
No. 14, “Water”
No. 15, “Bad News”
No. 18, “Hate The Club,” featuring Masego
No. 21, “Serial Lover”
No. 22, “Can You Blame Me” featuring Lucky Daye
No. 24, “Open (Passionate)”
No. 25, “Grieving,” featuring James Blake

Activity surrounding Kehlani’s It Was Good Until It Wasn’thelps the singer-songwriter jump 40-3 on Billboard’s Artist 100 chart. The leap secures her first week in the top 10, after narrowly missing out (No. 11) upon SweetSexySavage‘s chart arrival in February 2017.

Kehlani’s “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t” Predicted to Be Her Highest Charting Album on the Billboard 200

Kehlani’s thisclose to achieving a personal best…

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer-songwriter’s latest album, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, is expected to debut in the Top 10 on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart.

Kehlani

Kehlani’s album is predicted to reach around 75,000 equivalent album units sold in the week ending May 14, putting it in the race for the No. 2 stop on the chart. 

And if the numbers hold up, Kehlani could capture her highest charting album, and best week in terms of units earned, with this latest release. Kehlani’s new album is supported by a small range of merchandise/album bundles.

Presently, her highest charting set is SweetSexySavage, which debuted and peaked at No. 3 in 2017 with 58,000 first-week units (her biggest week, in terms of volume).

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which comprises traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). 

The top 10 of the May 23-dated Billboard 200 chart is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s website on Sunday, May 17. 

Bad Bunny Becomes First Latino to Achieve No. 1 Album Debut on Apple Music

Bad Bunny’s making Apple Musichistory…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer’s Los Que No Iban a Salir is currently the No.1 album on Apple Music, making Bad Bunny the first Latino artist to achieve a No.1 debut on Apple’s All-Genre charts.   

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny posted the news to his Instagram Stories on Monday. 

The 10-track collection arrived as a massive surprise on Sunday, even though he’d revealed bits and pieces of the record during his epic IG live performance the night of May 2.

Bad Bunny’s ahead of Kehlani’s It Was Good Until it Wasn’tLittle Richard hits comp that’s soaring in the wake of the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer’s passing, as well as the solo debut of Paramore’s Hayley Williams.

Only two of the cutting-floor tracks on the album, “Bad Con Nicky” and “Pa’ Romperla” (with Don Omar) have landed in the top 200 songs on Apple Music’s top songs chart, though. That means that Bad Bunny fans are listening to his album of resurrected gems from start to finish—over and over again.

Kehlani Reveals Complete Track List for Sophomore Album “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t”

Kehlaniis sharing the good (and the bad)…

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer has revealed the entire track list for her sophomore album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, which features collaborations with Tory LanezJhené AikoMasegoLucky Daye and James Blake.

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Kehlani caps the 15-song listing with “Lexii’s Outro” to commemorate late Minnesota-based rapper Lexii Alijai, who first collaborated with Kehlani on “Jealous” from her 2015 mix tape You Should Be Here. Alijai died January 1 from an accidental overdose at age 21.

The new songs will arrive with her previously released singles, “Toxic,” “Everybody Business” and “F&MU,” this Friday, May 8. 

Kehlani announced her second LP on her 25th birthday (April 24) with the official album artwork that teased the grass ain’t always greener on the other side. 

Today, she revealed the climactic back cover of IWGUIW, which speaks volumes to how bad things can seem as utter chaos ensues behind the spooked singer.

It Was Good Until It Wasn’tis available for pre-order here.

Kehlani Releases Heartbreaking Single “Valentine’s Day (Shameful)”

Kehlani has released a new heartbreaking single…

The 24-year-old part-Mexican American singer publicly moves on from an ex while putting him on blast with the “Valentine’s Day (Shameful),” recently released on her YouTube channel and SoundCloud

Kehlani

Without addressing the subject by name, Kehlani subliminally airs out a former partner for repeated cheating and says she was there to help him through his crippling addictions. 

“Wish I didn’t check your text when you was drunk asleep/ I’ve seen everything that I ain’t wanna see/ That I needed to see, that I needed to be/ Hope you live happily ever after with the b—h, uh/ Fly to France, wine and crackers, honeymoonin’ with the b—h/ Hope you f–k around and have the son you wanted with the b—h,” she painfully sings.

In a since-deleted tweet, Kehlani announced that she’s indeed single again. 

“Feel something and get it off. 3 therapeutic hours. appreciating those who see and hear me, and those around me holding me up. real grateful for expression right now. inward & onward, love always ALL ways,” Kehlani captioned behind the scenes footage of the track organically coming together in the studio.

The song follows her “Konclusions” duet with what appears to be her now-ex YG, released on Valentine’s Day.

Kehlani Collaborates with Zedd on New Single, “Good Thing”

Kehlani has a good thing coming…

The 24-year-old part-Mexican and part-Spanish American singer has joined voices with Zedd.

Kehlani

The hit producer has shared a snippet of his forthcoming single called “Good Thing” with Kehlani.

An innocent, syncopated synth bounces softly as if in intro. While there isn’t a preview of the singer’s work, one can imagine she’s put on her dance-pop best.

This is Zedd and Kehlani’s first collaboration. She usually works in the pop, hip-hop and R&B worlds, though she did famously appear on Calvin Harris‘ funk tune “Faking It” with Lil Yachty

“Good Thing” follows Zedd’s Katy Perry collab “365,” released in February. 

The Kehlani single is due out Friday, September 27.

Jessie Reyez Releases “Body Count” Remix, Featuring Normani and Kehlani

Jessie Reyez is upping her Body Count

The 27-year-old Colombian singerhas unveiled a star-studded remix of “Body Count” featuring Normani and Kehlani.

Jessie Reyez

The strummy sing-along to self-love finds Reyez among the company of women in no need of the companionship of a mediocre man. Normani flexes a silky double-time flow as she demands “some f-cking respect” and Kehlani — who continues her months-long winning streak of featured verses — sings about finding her self-love in the company of another woman.

Produced by legendary R&B hitmaker Babyface and the Rascals, the remix will feature on her sophomore EP Being Human In Public, which has already spawned “Apple Juice” and “Sola.”

Earlier this month, Reyez gave a debut performance at the MTV VMAs and made a cameo on the Calvin HarrisSam Smith jam “Promises.”

Reyez will be a fixture at music festivals nationwide during the summer, including this weekend’s Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn and Jay-Z‘s Made in America Festival over Labor Day weekend.

Being Human in Public is due out sometime this fall on FMLY/Island.

Cardi B Releases New Music Video for Her Collaboration with Kehlani, “Ring”

Cardi B is ringing in a new music video…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper and part-Spanish American singer Kehlani keep things super literal in the glossy video for their Invasion of Privacy collaboration “Ring.”

Cardi B & Kehlani

The clip, which debuted on Monday, finds the two divas wrapped up in old-school phone cords and singing/rapping their respective verses inside phone booths and in stark gray rooms while wearing from-fitting black and silver dresses and rocking platinum blonde hair.

The visual for the sultry single from Cardi B’s smash Invasion of Privacy album is the first look from the “Bodak Yellow” rapper since she gave birth to daughter Kulture Kiari on July 10 and it has a definite mid-1990s, sexy future R&B vibe.

Cardi B is slated to make her first public appearance since giving birth on Monday night at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, where she is the top contender with 10 nominations and is slated to appear at the top of the broadcast.

Rita Ora Releases Music Video for Girls, Featuring a Steamy Kiss with Her Collaborator Cardi B

Cardi B is lockin’ lips with one of her Girls

Rita Ora has released the official music video for her new single “Girls,” a collaboration with the 25-year-old half-Dominican American singer, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha.

Rita Ora & Cardi B

The single is the first from Ora’s upcoming second studio album.

The intimate clip begins with Ora lounging on a couch in an island-like setting, surrounded by other women who all begin making out with each other.

Charli XCX takes the baton from Ora by seductively strutting through the dark woods, Rexha kisses herself in a mirror, and Cardi B later appears in a futuristic get up and later locks lips with Ora.

The track has been no stranger to controversy, after being publicly bashed by Kehlani and Hayley Kiyoko for its “tone deaf” lyrics that do “more harm than good” for the LGBTQ+ community. Ora apologized, claiming that she would “never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people.”

Cardi B also chimed in on Twitter by confirming that there were no “bad intentions” with the song.

Kehlani Releases Unmixed Acoustic Track “Again”

Kehlani is at it again…

The 22-year-old part-Spanish and Mexican American singer has released “Again,” a sweet acoustic track that, according to Kehlani herself, is completely unmixed.

Kehlani

“Again” was produced by Geoffro, the same producer behind her similarly-acoustic “Honey.”

Though Kehlani has yet to announce a formal follow-up to her studio debut album SweetSexySavage, she’s kept a steady flow of music coming with “Honey,” “Again,” and the electronic Fifty Shades-esque “Touch.”

“Again” will hit streaming services next week.

Listen to the raw track from Soundcloud.