'Hollaback' Holds Off 'Oh' At No. 1
Gwen Stefani holds onto the Billboard Hot 100 crown for a third week with "Hollaback Girl" despite a strong contender in Ciara's "Oh" featuring Ludacris, which inches closer to the summit with a 3-2 mGwen Stefani holds onto the Billboard Hot 100 crown for a third week with "Hollaback Girl" despite a strong contender in Ciara's "Oh" featuring Ludacris, which inches closer to the summit with a 3-2 move.
While Stefani's latest single is also No. 1 on the Pop 100 for a third week and Hot Digital Songs for a fourth, Ciara's track spends a second week atop Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay list. The R&B newcomer is also a featured artist on this week's Hot 100 top debut, "Lose Control," by Missy Elliott, which enters at No. 86 and also features Fat Man Scoop.
Both Stefani and Ciara need to watch out for Mariah Carey, whose "We Belong Together" makes a bold 7-3 gain on the Hot 100. The chart's greatest gainer at radio also jumps 6-2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay list.
The Game's "Hate It or Love It" featuring 50 Cent drops 2-4 on the Hot 100. 50 Cent's "Just a Lil Bit" holds at No. 5 for a second week, while his former chart-topper, "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, falls 6-10.
To go along with a second week at the summit of the Adult Top 40 airplay chart, Rob Thomas' "Lonely No More" jumps 9-6 on the Hot 100. Akon's "Lonely" slips 4-7 in its 13th week on the list, while Bobby Valentino's "Slow Down" rises 10-8. "Slow Down" also tops Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay tallies for a third and fourth week, respectively.
Rounding out top tier mentions, Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" dips 8-9.
The fastest-growing digital track on the Hot 100 this week is the Backstreet Boys' "Incomplete," which makes a 35-18 leap. The first release from the group in five years is also swiftly moving up the Hot Digital Songs tally, where it jumps 23-10.
Entering the Hot 100 this week is Jesse McCartney's "She's No You" (No. 91), Kanye West's "Diamonds From Sierra Leone" (No. 94), Simple Plan's "Untitled (How Can This Happen To Me?)" (No. 95), Kem's "I Can't Stop Loving You" (No. 96), Michael Buble's "Home" (No. 98) and Sugarland's "Something More" (No. 99).
Green Day's "Holiday" notches a third week atop the Modern Rock Tracks list, while Audioslave's "Be Yourself" reigns the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for a sixth. On the Hot Country Songs tally, Jo Dee Messina's "My Give a Damn's Busted" is No. 1 for a second week, while Juanes' "La Camisa Negra" is No. 1 for a third week on the Hot Latin Songs chart.