TheYBF.com reported that Fantasia and the group had a rough time working together as she opened for them at the Atlanta Civic Center. Word is TGT didn’t leave Fantasia adequate enough time for a proper sound check. Continue reading
*Whether R&B has fallen off nowadays has always been a topic of debate among those who love the music. And Tank is no exception as he offered his two cents on the issue.
Chatting with Black Hollywood Thoughts, the TGT member commented the lack of R&B ballads on the radio as well as his thoughts on blue-eyed soul stirrers Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake making better R&B than most black artists:
The Lack Of Radio Play For Ballads and Real R&B:
“Name the last time you actually heard an R&B ballad or even mid-tempo played on mainstream radio. You won’t. It’s not exciting enough to them anymore. We’ve moved out of the age of romance and meeting the mom and the father before you take the girl out. Now it’s Twitter and Instagram and everything’s happening so fast that a ballad actually takes too long for the payoff.
*TGT – the R&B super-trio featuring Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank – debuts at the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with “Three Kings,” moving 76,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The set’s impressive debut was bolstered by lead single “Sex Never Felt Better,” which peaked at No. 13 on the Adult R&B chart in May, and follow-up “I Need,” which is currently climbing that chart and reaches a new peak of No. 15 this week. Watch the video below.
Collectively, the trio has placed 30 titles on the Adult R&B ranking, with 13 reaching the top 10 and four (two each by the two T’s) reaching No. 1, according to Billboard.
Individually, each of the group’s artists has had plentiful success on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Below is a breakdown of how the artists stack up against each other in terms of top 10s, No. 1s, cumulative sales and biggest albums.
Total No. 1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tank – 3
Ginuwine – 2
Tyrese – 0
Total Top 10 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ginuwine – 6
Tank – 5
Tyrese – 5
In terms of total album sales, Ginuwine has shifted the most, with 6.98 million, while Tyrese has moved 3.69 million. Tank has sold 1.76 million albums. Ginuwine’s best seller is 1999′s “100% Ginuwine,” with 2 million; while Tyrese’s self-titled 1999 debut is his biggest, with 1.3 million. Tank’s “Force of Nature,” released in 2001, is his largest seller, with 775,000.
Entering just below TGT at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is “Doris,” the debut album from Earl Sweatshirt, with 49,000 copies. The 19-year old rapper is a member of Los Angeles’ Odd Future collective, which now has taken six albums to the top 10 of the list. “Wolf,” the sophomore set from de facto crew leader Tyler, the Creator, was the last Odd Future-connected album to debut, bowing at No. 1 on April 20th with 89,000.
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” slips 2-3 with a 5% decline to 46,000 while A$AP Ferg’s “Trap Lord” opens at No. 4 with 32,000 copies. The Harlem fashion designer-turned-rapper belongs to the A$AP Mob, also home to A$AP Rocky and his No.1-debuting “Long.Live.A$AP” (139,000 first-week copies on Feb. 2nd). Ferg’s first single, “Work,” peaked at No. 30 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, thanks in part to its remix featuring French Montana, Trinidad James, Schoolboy Q and A$AP Rocky. Follow-up single “Shabba,” also featuring Rocky, reaches a new peak of No. 40 in its third week on the list.
Closing out the top five of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is Jay Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” sliding 3-5 with a 21% drop to 30,000. Last week’s No. 1, K. Michelle’s “Rebellious Soul,” falls to No. 6 thanks to the three big debuts and its 69% fall to 23,000 copies.
Over on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Robin Thicke sets a new personal longest run atop the chart with “Blurred Lines” ruling for 12 consecutive weeks. His previous best was 11 weeks with “Lost Without U” in 2007. Jay Z’s “Holy Grail” stays put at No. 2 but could challenge Robin Thicke’s run next week. “Holy Grail’s” music video premiered today (Aug. 29), which could earn the song further streaming points, enabling it to overtake “Blurred” at No. 1.
(Above Tank and funny lady Luenell show each other some love.)
Check out a few candid photos.
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*Although Tyrese appeared to have fainted inside a nightclub Friday and was sent to a hospital, the singer insists he was just tired and needed to take a nap – right away.
Tyrese was at The Park nightclub in D.C. alongside new TGT bandmates Ginuwine and Tank when he passed out in the middle of partying, hitting the floor so hard he injured his arm.
A rep for the crooner tells TMZ that Tyrese is fine, and the whole ordeal was due to pure exhaustion. The rep explains “Tyrese has been going non-stop since July promoting his new TGT album.”
Tyrese posted the above pic of himself in the hospital afterwards, along with Tank, sporting an arm sling.
The incident itself was reportedly caught on video and uploaded to Instagram, but has since been deleted.
As of yet, there’s been no comment from Tyrese, but on Saturday, Tank did tweet the thank you message below to fans that also said @Tyrese “is recovering.”
Meanwhile, in Virginia Beach, VA, PilotOnline.com reported that the group canceled it’s scheduled album signing appearance Saturday afternoon.
Back in DC, before the fainting incident, a healthy looking Tyrese, along with Ginuwine and Tank, performed cuts from their new “3 Kin gs” album at another club called the Shadow Room: