Lalah Hathaway Has Best Week Ever on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

According to Billboard, singer Lalah Hathaway earns her highest-charting set yet on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as Lalah Hathaway Live enters at No. 2, selling 15,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 5, according to Nielsen Music. (It surpasses the No. 6 peak of 2008’s Self Portrait.)The new album (her seventh charting effort) was recorded at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, where Hathaway’s father recorded Donny Hathaway Live, which peaked at No. 4 on the chart in 1972. The new live set opens with Lalah’s rendition of her father’s well-known song “Little Ghetto Boy,” which reached No. 25 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally (April 29, 1972).  Live’s release triggers a No. 82 entry for Lalah on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, which ranks the week’s most popular artists across all genres.

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