50 Cent Nets Hot 100 Top 5 Trifecta
As 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" extends its No. 1 reign to a second week on Billboard's Hot 100, the rapper makes history with three hits in the chart's top 5. With the Game's "How We Do" featuring 50 CentAs 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia extends its No. 1 reign to a second week on Billboard's Hot 100, the rapper also makes history with three hits in the chart's top 5. With the Game's "How We Do" featuring 50 Cent holding steady at No. 4 and his own "Disco Inferno" climbing 6-5, he's the first artist to hold three of the top five slots since Billboard began using Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems information to compile the charts in 1991.
"Candy Shop" is also the Hot 100's greatest airplay gainer for a fifth consecutive week.
In addition, 50 Cent becomes the first artist in history to take over the top three slots of Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, with "Candy Shop" climbing 2-1 to replace "How We Do," which drops to No. 2 and is followed directly by "Disco Inferno."
Second-week stints of Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and Mario's "Let Me Love You" at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, are preventing the same feat by 50 Cent on the Hot 100. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" is also in its 14th week atop the Modern Rock Tracks tally and 10th on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Back on the Hot 100, Ciara's "1,2 Step" featuring Missy Elliott falls 5-6, while Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" rises 8-7. Gwen Stefani's "Rich Girl" featuring Eve dips 7-8; Usher's "Caught Up" is steady at No. 9 for a second week and Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz's "Lovers and Friends" featuring Usher and Ludacris closes out the top 10 for a second week.
Ludacris is fast approaching the top tier with another track, "Get Back," which shoots 30-14 this week. The song is the Hot 100's greatest digital gainer and also rockets 30-5 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs tally.
The recent surge of "Get Back" is tied to a Sum 41 rock remix. Exclusively available at Apple's iTunes music store, this version accounts for 62% of the track's paid downloads. The two acts performed the song together on the Jan. 22 episode of "Saturday Night Live," which re-ran last weekend. Furthering Ludacris' Hot 100 success is a 82-42 move by another single, "Number One Spot."
Also making big Hot 100 gains this week are Natalie's "Goin' Crazy" (49-27), Akon's "Lonely" (80-57), Ying Yang Twins' "Wait (The Whisper Song)" (83-61) and Bobby Valentino's "Slow Down" (95-69).
As the only new entry this week, Martina McBride's "God's Will" is the chart's top debut at No. 96. The song holds at No. 20 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, where Rascal Flatts' "Bless the Broken Road" is No. 1 for the fifth week.