West Mines More No. 1s With 'Gold Digger'
There's just no stopping Kanye West, who adds another pair of No. 1s to his growing list of accomplishments this week. As "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx begins its second week on top of The BillboThere's just no stopping Kanye West, who adds another pair of No. 1s to his growing list of accomplishments this week. As "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx begins its second week on top of The Billboard Hot 100, the cut ascends to the top of the Pop 100 and the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, making a 2-1 move on each.
The title is also No. 1 for a second week on the Hot Digital Songs and Hot Ringtones lists. "Gold Digger" is only denied the crown on the Hot Rap Tracks chart, where it sits at No. 2 behind Bow Wow's "Like You" featuring Ciara.
As reported yesterday, West's sophomore album, "Late Registration" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) is No. 1 for a second week on The Billboard 200. A fall tour with Common, Fantasia and Keyshia Cole will open Oct. 11 in Miami.
Still vying for the Hot 100 throne, though, is Mariah Carey's "Shake It Off," which is holds steady at No. 2 for a third week, while her former No. 1, "We Belong Together," rebounds 4-3. On the Pop 100, "Shake" is up one to No. 3, while "Together" drops 6-8.
Bow Wow's "Like You" jumps 6-4 on the Hot 100, falls 1-2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (but retains its bullet, signifying continued airplay and/or sales growth) and gains 29-25 on the Pop 100.
Three cuts advance into the top 10 of the Hot 100 this week, led by the 16-7 leap of Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps." 50 Cent's "Outta Control (Remix)" featuring Mobb Deep take an even bigger jump, soaring 25-9, while Green Day's "Wake Me When September Ends" inches in with an 11-10 move.
The Hot 100's top debut is Ashlee Simpson's "Boyfriend," which begins its relationship with the chart at No. 71. The cut is the lead single from the artist's sophomore album, "I Am Me," due Oct. 18 via Geffen. She'll open a brief U.S. tour Wednesday (Sept. 21) in Portland, Ore.
Also new to the Hot 100 are Rascal Flatts' "Skin (Sarabeth)" (No. 86), Marcos Hernandez's "If You Were Mine" (No. 89), Dem Franchize Boyz' "I Think They Like Me" featuring Jermaine Dupri, Young Buck and Bow Wow (No. 90), Three 6 Mafia's "Stay Fly" featuring Young Buck, Eight Ball and MG (No. 91), Lonestar's "You're Like Comin' Home" (No. 92), Dierks Bentley's "Come a Little Closer" (No. 98) and Lil' Kim's "Lighters Up" (No. 100).
On the Hot Country Songs chart, Sara Evans' "A Real Fine Place To Start" advances from No. 2 to take over the lead as Brooks & Dunn's "Play Something Country" falls to No. 5 after just one week on top.
The leaders are staying put on Billboard's rock, adult contemporary and Latin song charts. Gorillaz' "Feel Good Inc." is tops for a fifth week on the Modern Rock list, while Staind is No. 1 with "Right Here" on the Mainstream Rock side for a second. Rob Thomas, meanwhile, tightens his grip on the Adult Contemporary airplay list, where his "Lonely No More" is No. 1 for a sixth consecutive week, and Shakira's "La Tortura" featuring Alejandro Sanz sits on top for a fourth straight week and 13th overall.