tamar braxton itunes Tamar Braxton tops iTunes chart   Beats Rihanna and Taylor Swift

Tamar Braxton‘s new single “Love and War” was only released last night on iTunes, but already it’s hitting the top of the charts. The 35-year-old R&B singer has a new album coming out until 2013, and this is the first song to come off of it.

The track shot to the number 1 spot on the overall iTunes songs chart today, beating out performers like Rihanna, will.i.am and Taylor Swift for the honor. “Love and War” also became number 1 on the R&B/Soul chart, rising over Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo.

If you haven’t heard the song yet, you likely will. Radio stations around the country started playing it at 9 a.m. ET this morning and will continue to do so once an hour until 11 p.m. tonight. This news couldn’t come on a better day for Braxton either because the second season of her reality show, “Tamar & Vince,” airs tonight on WE tv.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz