“I’m grateful, I can’t believe it,” she tells Billboard.
Kehlani captures her third straight No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart as It Was Good Until It Wasn’t enters atop the list dated May 23. 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.
Good, 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 Top R&B Albums in 2015.
“I’m grateful, I can’t believe it,” the singer-songwriter tells Billboard. “Imma [sic] celebrate by laying in bed and getting some much needed rest with my daughter.” Good marks her first album since the birth of her daughter, Adeya, in March 2019.
Accompanying Kehlani’s Good start, 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
In addition to the new recruits, three other Good tracks attain new peak positions: “Toxic” flies 25-6 in its second week on the survey, “Everybody Business” re-enters at No. 16 and “F&MU” jumps 17-13 in its second frame.
Activity surrounding Kehlani’s Good helps 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.