Black Eyed Peas Take Top Two Slots On Billboard Hot 100
After eleven weeks at No. 1 with "Boom Boom Pow," the Black Eyed Peas are right behind themselves at No. 2 with the debut of "I Gotta Feeling" on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.
With their No. 1 and No. 2 songs this week, the Peas are the first duo or group since OutKast to occupy the top two spots on the Hot 100. OutKast accomplished that feat with "Hey Ya!" and "The Way You Move" at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the issue dated Feb. 4, 2004.
"I Gotta Feeling" moved 249,000 downloads in its first week, taking the lead on the Hot Digital Songs chart.
Meanwhile on the Hot 100, Keri Hilson's "Knock You Down," featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo held steady at No. 3, Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" dropped 2-4, Lady GaGa's "LoveGame" climbed 6-5 and Jeremih's "Birthday Sex" fell 4-6. Rounding out the top 10 this week are Lady GaGa's "Poker Face," which fell 5-7, Sean Kingston's "Fire Burning," rising 9-8, Shinedown's "Second Chance," which dropped 7-9, and Beyonce's "Halo," which went from 8-10.
Drake's "Best I Ever Had" scored the week's greatest airplay gain, climbing 36-27 on the chart. The week's greatest digital gainer was Jordin Sparks' "Battlefield," which jumped 65-46 following the video's MTV premiere.
Among the new tracks on the Hot 100 this week are Kid Cudi's "Make Her Say," featuring Kanye West and Common, at No. 51; Jason Aldean's "Big Green Tractor" at No. 85; and Matt & Kim's "Daylight," at No. 95. The song was featured in a Bacardi ad and saw its downloads jump 22% this week to 22,000.
Elsewhere, on the Hot Dance Club chart, Pet Shop Boys net their 25th top 10 single as "Love Etc." climbs 13-9 in its fifth chart week. And Dangerbird Records' Silversun Pickups become the first independently-distributed act in more than a decade to reach the top of the Alternative radio airplay chart as "Panic Switch" climbs 3-1.
(Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield and Silvio Pietroluongo)