*For the third time in her career, Keyshia Cole is back on top of Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with the arrival of her 6th studio effort “Point of No Return,” which sold 25,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
It’s also her lowest debut sales frame ever, likely due to the chart absence of any singles from the album. Cole last claimed a charting single with the 2013 release “I Choose You.” Lifted from her 2012 album “Woman to Woman,” the song hit No. 18 on Adult R&B airplay on Nov. 2, 2013.
Elsewhere, rising star Tinashe arrives at No. 3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with her debut, “Aquarius” (19,000 sold). The set’s smash single, “2 On,” peaked at No. 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs on Aug. 2, and has sold 603,000 downloads (making it the third-biggest selling R&B digital song by a woman this year, after two cuts by Beyonce).
“Traci Braxton,” meanwhile, becomes the third Braxton family sibling to notch a solo chart hit, following her sisters Toni and Tamar. Traci’s debut album, “Crash & Burn,” arrives at No. 18 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 11 on R&B Albums (4,000 sold). As part of the vocal group the Braxtons, Traci logged a No. 79-peaking hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs back in 1990 with “The Good Life.”