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Canadian singer PARTYNEXTDOOR, government name Jahron Brathwaite, has debuted at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart with his third studio effort “PARTYNEXTDOOR 3”. It sold 28,000 copies during the week ending Aug. 18, according to Nielsen Music. The OVO Sound signee first appeared on the charts with his self titled mixtape in 2013. His first official studio album “PARTYNEXTDOOR2” followed in 2014, landing at No. 1. The new disc currently sits an No. 3 on the Billboard 200, with 42,000 units sold thus far. This entrance beats his previous peak at No. 15 on the all genre chart, which  he achieved with his second charting effort. In addition, PARTYNEXTDOOR is the third Canadian to land at the top of the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart in the past year, following OVO Sound label co-founder Drake and The Weeknd. Erykah Badu has earned her 10th top ten single on the Adult R&B Songs Chart with “Phone Down” as of Sept. 3. It rose from 11-10 with a 6 percent lift in plays at the format as of Aug. 21, according to Nielsen Music. This marks the first time in sic years that Badu has been in the top 10, which she last achieved with “Window Seat” when it top the charts for two weeks in a row. Back in May, Heather Headley signed on to play Suge Avery in the Broadway production of “The Color Purple”, and now it’s another powerhouse’s turn. According to The Playbill, former “Dreamgirls” alum Jennifer Holiday will take over the role starting October 4. Headley’s final performance will be October 2. In 1981, Holiday played the role of Effie White in the Broadway production “Dreamgirls.”  The role won Holiday a Tony Award for Best Actress In A Musical. To celebrate it’s 20th season, daytime talk show ‘The View’s” theme song got a personal makeover by Mary J. Blige and a fun video featuring “The View” hosts Whoopi Goldberg,  Raven Symone, Joy Behar, Candice Cameron Bure, Paula Faris and Sara Hines. Written by Diane Warren, the song is titled “World’s Gone Crazy” and the visual showcases everyone getting their party on, an idea that Goldberg presented to Blige.