John Legend & Nicki Minaj Continue British Chart Ascent / Elijah Blake Lands Streaming Smash With ‘XOX’

Published: Sunday 19th May 2013 by David

It’s that time of the week again!

Half an hour after this week’s UK Charts were publicised, TGJ rounds up a number of the week’s highest rising releases in the nation- which now sees Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams top the overall tally with their Dance hit ‘Get Lucky’.

Meet us below!

Before we head over to the UK, fans of ‘Everything’ vocalist Elijah Blake have placed him on the fast track to streaming glory this week, following the release of his debut music video ‘XOX‘.

With females aged between 13 and 17 making up the bulk of the video’s YouTube audience, combined hits of 166,471 views in four days make it the ‘fasted viewed’ clip from an R&B newbie this week, surpassing the 50,000 mark hours after being uploaded to video sharing site.

As it stands, the entertainer’s hit make his chances of impacting the Billboard Hot 100 in the coming weeks all the more likelier, thanks to new chart rules put in place by the company which sees streams count towards chart positions.

Now available to purchase on iTunes, the song also boasts 163, 840 individual hits on VEVO– accumulated as the performer continues work on Kylie Minogue’s 12th studio album but after he penned the cut ‘DUI’ for ‘Body Party’ singer Ciara, set to feature on her self titled new album.

Over in the UK, John Legend‘s 2005’s ‘Ordinary People’ occupies the #1 spot on the iTunes R&B tally- while its supporting album ‘Get Lifted’ rose 77 spots on the Official Urban Chart to hit the #19 spot…nine years after its December 28th 2004 birthday.

Laying a healthy foundation for his forthcoming album ‘Love In The Future‘, the continued interest in the Grammy’s winner work came after his last solo album ‘Evolver’ was certified Gold in the US, surpassing sales of half a million units- peaking at #4 on the Billboard 200.

Meanwhile, Rap Royal Nicki Minaj saw her latest album ‘Pink Friday:Roman Reloaded‘ extend its lead as the longest charting Urban release in the market today, spending its 59th week in the Top 30.

This, as her Hip Hop love song ‘High School’ sits pretty at #27. Next week, when ‘Reloaded’ spends its 60th week in the Top 40, Minaj will become the first Rapper (male or female) to achieve this feat, kicking pink dust in the faces of every other release to hit the nation’s Urban tally.

..and that isn’t all!

Mariah Carey and Miguel should be pleased to learn that their collaborative hit ‘Beautiful’ rose five spots up the chart in the last week, pushing it into the Top 5 via the #4 spot.

Holding the #27 position of the Official chart, the song’s speedy ascent to the top of many a chart has seen Mariah score her biggest hit in the country since 2009’s ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ which peaked at #19. 21 spots above ‘Beautiful’ comes Wretch 32‘s Shakka assisted ‘Blackout’ which holds court at #6 while Beyonce‘s ‘Love On Top‘ spends its 71st week on the R&B chart at #31.

Congratulations to all!

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  1. AQueenLikeBey May 19, 2013

    Ooop. Riwhore nowhere to be found.

    • RIRI BAD May 19, 2013

      But she’s on your mind.

      • AQueenLikeBey May 19, 2013

        Like h***** is on her p****.

      • RIRI BAD May 19, 2013


      • AQueenLikeBey May 19, 2013

        Glad you know b****.

      • FentySoSnatched May 19, 2013

        Where’s her single though?

      • Draggin4MrsCarter May 19, 2013

        @FentySoSnatched You worrying about the Queen when your fav took seven years to get a number one. I’m sleep though.

    • WHY ARE Y’ALL MAD May 19, 2013

      “Stay” started to chart in the UK LAST YEAR, so it’s only natural that it would start to descend. It is currently #68 there. Meanwhile, in the US [Hot 100], “Stay” is sitting pretty at #5 after being in the top 10 for THREE MONTHS.

      UNA = 3 MILLION WW


      • MCThePlaceToBe May 19, 2013

        Kiiii kiiii. What kind of inflation! UNA has not sold 3 million worldwide so f*** outta here with those Bernie Madoff numbers.

      • WHY ARE Y’ALL MAD May 19, 2013

        Inflation? I don’t inflate dahhling. You can check Mediafire, Chartnews or google it yourself. UNA has sold 3 million worldwide, and you SHALL remain PRESSED.


      • MCThePlaceToBe May 19, 2013

        First of all honey, I could never be your dahhling and second of all, I don’t need to be pressed when my fav is slaying with R&B music and not that club s*** Rihookah puts out.

      • WHY ARE Y’ALL MAD May 19, 2013

        DAHHLING f*** you AND your Spongebob Squarebody, lip synching for dear life, teenage wannabe fave! And I didn’t know that “STAY” was club s***.

        STAY >>>>>>>>>>> #BEAUTIFLOP

      • caribbean native May 19, 2013

        unapologetic 3MIILLI thats why the b**** mad and the navi glad all behive sit at the numbers

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      • Lana Del Shade May 20, 2013

        Nobody cares about your friend Emily.

  2. MalikOnMyMind May 19, 2013

    Slayriah coming for British wigs!

    • HausMuthaAdele May 19, 2013

      John Legend is so s*** I’m not even dealing right now.

      • AzaleanArmy May 19, 2013

        Back off girl, you know he’s engaged.

      • HausMuthaAdele May 19, 2013

        A s*** can dream.

  3. BeyWhoUWanna May 19, 2013

    Mariah better thank Miguel for that hit boy.

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 19, 2013

      Nicki flopped honey!

      • Anon May 19, 2013

        Said no one ever. She underperformed but she didn’t flop.

  4. ItsCheryl2bh May 19, 2013

    Wow, Elijah is actually slaying.

    • KissyKissy May 20, 2013

      He can slay me in the bedroom if he wants.

  5. TeenageDreamer May 19, 2013

    Where’s Rihanna? Kiii.

    • Likica May 19, 2013


      39 (25) Unapologetic

      56 (45) DIamonds
      68 (52) Stay

      She’s there, she’s there.

      • B**** deal May 19, 2013

        She’s a S***, She’s a S***

  6. BeatOfMyDrum May 19, 2013

    Love Shakka.

  7. TaylorWins May 19, 2013

    I wonder if Mariah would have got that far by herself.

    • OnThe6 May 19, 2013

      She wouldn’t have, it’s all down to Miguel.

  8. CandyWarhol May 19, 2013

    Rihanna didn’t chart this week?

    • RIRI SLAY May 19, 2013

      Tried and failed

    • Likica May 19, 2013


      39 (25) Unapologetic

      56 (45) DIamonds
      68 (52) Stay

  9. Nostalgia1989 May 19, 2013


  10. KDreamer(MiguelHitIt) May 19, 2013

    Can someone check if Elijah actually got those views because I don’t believe them.

    • LLAsap May 19, 2013

      Stay pressed bruh. It’s legit.

      • B**** deal May 19, 2013

        nothing’s legit bruh

  11. RIRI BAD May 19, 2013

    Rihanna is currently slaying the u.s. Charts (you know the ones that actually matter) something none of these b****** are doing besides Mariah…

    • AzealiaBankable May 19, 2013

      You are very confused boo boo. Which chart is she slaying?

      • RIRI BAD May 19, 2013

        Billboard hot 100 sweetie stay is at number 5 hello???????

  12. Lovebird May 19, 2013

    All I need is one night with Elijah Blake. Oh the things I would let him do to me *faints*

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 19, 2013


  13. Rita is Queen May 19, 2013

    I want Elijah in me so bad.

    • RitasLipstick May 19, 2013

      Don’t we all.

  14. OverdoseOnSorry May 19, 2013

    My body has been ready for Elijah for so long now. So long.

  15. RIRI BAD May 19, 2013

    Elijah is alright he aint got nothing on Trey Songz tho

  16. nicko May 19, 2013

    Nicki is going to break a new record !!! AHHH !!! TEAMMINAJ

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 19, 2013

      Nicki a damn flop. Those r UK charts honey. She prolly only sold 1200units

  17. FentySoSnatched May 19, 2013

    Awwww tgj didn’t include the Queen today? Stay jealous!

  18. KellyKDL May 19, 2013

    Good for them, but yall know Kelly is coming back soon.

    • RIRI SLAY May 19, 2013

      Am glad u said soon…

      • HerNameIsSasha May 19, 2013

        The word you’re looking for is I’m not am. Illiterate trick b****.

  19. VisionOfMimi May 19, 2013

    I’m still gagging at the Navi saying Rihanna is the new Aaliyah. The delusion.

    • NΛVI May 19, 2013

      where the hell did you see the navy members saying this lol…no she’s not, she’s her person so is rihanna, so these comparisions are null and void but we love Aaaliyah to pieces tho 🙂

      • VisionOfMimi May 19, 2013

        In the Blake video thread.

    • WHY ARE Y’ALL MAD May 19, 2013

      One or two people does not equal the entire Navy you TWAT!

  20. DeezNuts May 19, 2013

    “Million Dolla PUS-SAY!!! Million Dolla PUS-Sayyyyyyy!!!”

    Minaj Stayyyyyys Winning! 🙂

  21. BlackOut2.0 May 19, 2013

    Sinful things run through my mind when i looked at John.

  22. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. May 19, 2013

    Roman STRUGGLEloade still hasnt reached 2 million copies???????? FLOP FLOP FLOP 🙁 🙁

    • BarbieNika May 19, 2013

      How would you feel if I told you I trick your mom out for lacefronts and cheetos.

  23. OnikaSupreme May 19, 2013

    Icki is finna seethe when she gets here.

  24. BrandNuStar May 19, 2013

    Elijah better slay with those album sales.

  25. BionicGlam May 19, 2013

    Flopriah piggy backing off Miguel I see.

  26. TurntUp4Cici May 19, 2013

    BREAKING NEWS: Rihanna can’t keep a man.

    • WHY ARE Y’ALL MAD May 19, 2013

      BREAKING NEWS: Ciara is still a flop.

      • Karrueche May 19, 2013

        Breaking News: Chris loves Karrueche!

  27. POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 19, 2013

    you all know Some labels buy youtube views , right ?

    • MCThePlaceToBe May 19, 2013

      Like Rihanna’s.

      • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 19, 2013

        Funny thing is A lamb has to put an Input into that knowing how often the two words “mariah carey” and “payola” are to be found in History Books.


    • SummertimeSadness May 19, 2013

      Facts everywhere.

      • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 19, 2013

        They taste Bitter Tho , Hope you Love it. 😉

  28. RIRI SLAY May 19, 2013

    RIRI still slay… Trashy niccca minus has no grammy yet and her days are gone.

    • OVOForever May 19, 2013

      ‘and her days are gone’. I feel the same way about Rihanna’s P**** walls.

  29. PrincessHarris May 19, 2013

    Body Party peaked higher than Man Down. FACT!

    • WHY ARE Y’ALL MAD May 19, 2013


      What about QUEEN RIH’S 12 #1’s, dozens of top 10’s and countless top 20 hits? LMAO!

      UNA ERA:

      Peak: #1
      Sales: 3 million

      Peak: #3
      Sales: 2.5 million and counting

      Pour It Up
      Peak: #18
      Sales: 1 million and counting (WITH NO PROMO, PERFORMANCES OR VIDEOS)

      Loveeeeeee Song
      Peak: #52 (I Believe)

      When will Ciara?

      BTW: How did Sorry, Got Me Good, Sweat, Gimme Dat, Work, Ride, Go Girl, Never Ever and whatever other flop single Ciara released do?

  30. AHMUSEME May 19, 2013

    Nicki SLAYING rap b****** AN rap n*****. Which b**** u know.

  31. Slayrita Legendora May 19, 2013

    All this Floplijah hype. He definitely stuck it in Samantha’s loose p****.

  32. staph May 19, 2013

    Congrats all around! Now, John we need that album to come out soon. Your single ‘Tonight’ was okay, but that was last year. Some of them need to capitalize off these numbers. I’m actually surprised about Nicki Minaj because I didn’t realize the album was still on the charts. I don’t get why she needed to release a re-do album if the original is still on a chart selling. Yeah, I get the urban radio stations are not playing the songs but them redo singles aren’t being played either. But good for her, but it is kinda sad she will be holding the longest charting “hip hop” album and it is not really hip hop.

  33. LA LA May 19, 2013

    Sam is so wack!

    And he forgot to mention how Elijah Blake’s New Song is a commercial FAILURE!

    F*ckin F*g!

    • 2NE1/Onika/DBSK May 19, 2013

      How can it be a failure when it came out this week?

  34. Kitty May 19, 2013

    Queen Nicki though ♥!

  35. OscarsHeartAdele May 19, 2013

    I didn’t know John sold like that. Good on him.

  36. WHY ARE Y’ALL MAD May 19, 2013

    The Lambs and their delusions LMAOOOOO!!!!

  37. MDNA2013 May 19, 2013

    Congratz to Eli.

  38. DuckSauce May 19, 2013

    1. I’m happy TGJ are featuring John more often now, he’s a real talent.
    2. I’m happy for Mariah, she really deserves to win again.

  39. Mooriah May 19, 2013

    sounds good gaaal

    • ARTPOPPINIT May 19, 2013

      EEUUGUGUGUH. Your avi scared me!

  40. PhuckYoTour May 19, 2013

    I just saw two Bots lusting over Elijah like the classless trollops they are.

    • RitasLipstick May 19, 2013

      @ me babe.

      • BeyBeyKing May 19, 2013

        The Navi are born punks so she won’t be @ing you anytime soon.


    Congrats Mimi. Still slaying 23 years and 4 days later.

    • DemiQueenvato May 19, 2013

      Have you sent Miguel a thank you note?

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 19, 2013

        Excuse me b****?
        What other hits has Miguel ever had. Has any of his singles ever made the top ten?

        LOL. If anyone should be grateful, It would be Miguel.

      • DemiQueenvato May 19, 2013

        You’re excused.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 19, 2013

        Are you still mad that your Disney counterpart Selena Gomez is snatching your Demi’s wig?

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 19, 2013

        Are you still mad that Demi’s Disney counterpart Selena Gomez is snatching her wig?

      • DemiQueenvato May 19, 2013

        Be sure to cash that DUST i’m paying you.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 19, 2013

        You’re not “paying” me dust when you reply to my comments gurl……

      • Daydreamin May 19, 2013

        “Be sure to cash that DUST i’m paying you.”

        Like the dust the Grammys pays Demi on a yearly basis?


    What about JLo’s ‘Live it Up’?

    • LaLopez May 19, 2013

      What about it dear?

      • LaLopez May 19, 2013

        Cat got your fave’s overweight tongue?

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 19, 2013

        How is it doing on the charts? Radio? iTunes?

      • BeyBeyKing May 19, 2013

        No offence Slayriah but we all know LIU is gonna slay the f*** out of Beautiful eventually.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 19, 2013


        Well, you still have zero room to talk until Beyonce actually drops that single but you may be right though. Jennifer is already slaying with youtube views after only two days. Mariah needs to get out of the house and go promote that single. get them interviews and tv performances.

  43. Dita May 19, 2013

    Payolariah strikes again.

  44. SoGone19 May 19, 2013

    Happy for John.

  45. ciara my princess May 19, 2013

    mariah should b ashame of herself she fat she cant sing anymore and she used miguel for a hit his gorgeous velvet voice made #beautiful deal she aint been relavent since 2005


      The same way Ciara is using Rihanna to get attention in the media?
      In which world is Ciara relevant Btw?

  46. BitchyBey May 19, 2013

    The Mariah piglets have some nerve talking about the other girls when she is the King of buying hit songs.

    • OnThe6 May 19, 2013

      Lolz at Mariah piglets, because that’s what they actually are. PIGS!


      If you’re talking about the clear channel deal, I must inform you that Madonna had it for GMAYL and JLo had it for Live it Up as well. It was only for the first day and didn’t even count towards her current position on the BB hot 100.

      Worldwide sales still stan at 200 million+ sold.

      • BitchyBey May 19, 2013

        No boo I’m talking about the career she made out of paying for play.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 19, 2013

        LOL, then your comments are irrelevant and invalid due to the fact that you fail to provide evidence.
        Goodbye Sir.

  47. NickiSaidDis May 19, 2013

    icki is awfully quiet today, I wonder why.

  48. JOHNVIDAL May 19, 2013

    Damn Mariah Carey has a couple of delusional people who stan for lessors truly pressed LOL They are always the same and always commenting under different names. And always the same two things:
    – She should thank Miguel (How? Miguel should thank her if anything, it´s his biggest hit to date)
    – Lambs are the ones starting s*** (how? first of all, no Mariah fan said anything on here. It´s just these couple of Mariah haters trying to make it seem like it and then replaying to themselves. Plus a person doesn´t mean “the lambs”)

    It´s killing you inside. But b****** let it go. It won´t make you good cos Mariah will always be there. And damn for the most part this post was not about her… 🙂

  49. ,. May 19, 2013

    Gratz to Nicki.

  50. Daydreamin May 19, 2013

    Congrats to Mariah. Beautiful is growing on me.

  51. LUCYSIN May 19, 2013

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