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Entertainment iTunes R&B Sale Sends Otis Redding, Mariah Carey & Aretha Franklin Back Onto Charts

05:21  02 august  2021
05:21  02 august  2021 Source:   billboard.com

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iTunes R & B Sale Sends Otis Redding , Mariah Carey & Aretha Franklin Back Onto Charts . Otis Redding ’s “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” leads the R & B resurgence as it returns to the list at No. 3, having sold 7,700 downloads in the week ending July 22, according to MRC Data. Among notable feats for the recording, “Dock” posted four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 and became the first posthumous leader in the chart ’s history, as Redding died in December 1967 in a plane crash.

Otis Redding . Atlantic, Atco, Volt. Respect. Aretha Franklin . Atlantic. 0. We Belong Together (Mimi's Late Night Valentine's Mix). Mariah Carey . How This Chart Works. Sales Data = R & B /HIP-HOP DIGITAL SONG SALES .

In the wake of Apple’s iTunes service offering a 69-cent sale price for many R&B songs, several tracks that span from 1960s classics to 2010s hits flood Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart dated July 31.

The digital retailer has developed this sales campaign in recent months, rotating between musical genres or other designated song categories each week and discounting some of the best-known tunes to a 69-cent cost, down from the typical $1.29 price. Such marketing has already led to previously documented impacts on Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart in April, when rock tunes were the beneficiary, and in May, after the April 25 Academy Awards led to bargains for soundtrack songs.

Jennifer Hudson Channels Aretha Franklin With Cover Of ‘(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman’

  Jennifer Hudson Channels Aretha Franklin With Cover Of ‘(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman’ Look at what Jennifer Hudson has done to us! The Oscar-winning actress and singer, 39, plays Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic about the legendary Queen of Soul, “Respect”, out next month, and we now have the first full track of her covering one of Franklin’s classics. RELATED: Jennifer Hudson Transforms Into Aretha Franklin In ‘Respect’ Trailer Video: Jennifer Hudson Tran 'Respect' (ET Canada) Your browser does not support this video Hudson channels Franklin’s signature soulful style in a rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman”, famously co-written by another musical great, Carole King, released Frida

"Respect" was Otis Redding 's song but Aretha modified it with a "supercharged interlude featuring the emphatic spelling-out of the song’s title".[40] Her frenetic version was released in April and reached number one on both the R & B and pop charts . In March 1969, Franklin was unanimously voted winner of Académie du Jazz's R & B award, Prix Otis Redding , for her albums Lady Soul, Aretha Now, and Aretha in Paris.[68] That year, Franklin was the subject of a criminal impersonation scheme. Another woman performed at several Florida venues under the name Aretha Franklin .

"Respect" was written and originally recorded by Otis Redding , but it was the Aretha Franklin version that became an anthem of the Civil Rights and Women's Rights movements during its ascent to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967. Subscribe to the Aretha Franklin channel and ring the bell to turn on Altogether, 112 of her singles reached the charts , with 20 No. 1 R & B singles, the most ever by a female artist. She won 18 Grammy Awards (including the first eight trophies for Best Female R & B Vocal Performance) and, out of recognition for her for indelible contribution to American music and culture

Otis Redding’s “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” leads the R&B resurgence as it returns to the list at No. 3, having sold 7,700 downloads in the week ending July 22, according to MRC Data. Among notable feats for the recording, “Dock” posted four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 and became the first posthumous leader in the chart’s history, as Redding died in December 1967 in a plane crash.

Including “Dock,” 13 of the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart’s 25 positions can be traced at least in part to the iTunes discount. Here’s a full rundown of the markdown’s impact:

Position, Song Title, Artist

No. 3, “Sittin on the Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding

No. 4, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

No. 6, “Suga Suga,” Baby Bash featuring Frankie J

No. 9, “Easy,” Commodores

No. 10, “I’ll Be Missing You,” Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112

No. 13, “You Dropped a Bomb on Me,” The Gap Band

No. 15, “I Will Survive,” Gloria Gaynor

No. 16, “Respect,” Aretha Franklin

No. 18, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey

No. 20, “Starboy,” The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk

No. 22, “The Way I Are,” Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson

No. 24, “I Got You (I Feel Good),” James Brown and the Famous Flames

No. 25, “I Want You Back,” Jackson 5

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