Mario 'Loves' His Stay At No. 1
The Billboard Hot 100 spotlight hasn't faded for R&B lothario Mario, as his single "Let Me Love You" spends a third week at No. 1 on the chart.The Billboard Hot 100 spotlight hasn't faded for R&B lothario Mario, as his single "Let Me Love You" spends a third week at No. 1 on the chart. The song, which was featured last night (Jan. 5) on the UPN drama "Kevin Hill," also notches a third week atop Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Hot 100 Airplay charts.
For a second week, Ciara remains one step away from the Hot 100's top slot with "1, 2 Step" featuring Missy Elliott, while Snoop Dogg's former No. 1, "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, settles at No. 3 for a second week.
While Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz' "Lovers and Friends" featuring Usher & Ludacris is No. 4 on the Hot 100 for a second week, it ascends to the top of the Hot Rap Tracks chart as "Drop It Like It's Hot" falls to No. 2.
Destiny's Child's "Soldier" tallies a second week at No. 5, while Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" and Nelly's "Over and Over" featuring Tim McGraw notch third weeks at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively.
50 Cent's "Disco Inferno" continues to burn the competition on its way up the chart, moving 9-8 in its fifth week on the Hot 100. Ja Rule's "Wonderful" featuring R. Kelly and Ashanti takes an 8-9 hit as Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" rebounds 11-10 to close out the top tier.
John Mayer's "Daughters" shoots 30-22 and is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio, while the chart's greatest gainer at retail, Jay-Z and Linkin Park's "Numb/Encore," is right behind at No. 23 for a second week.
At No. 99, Daryl Hall and John Oates' "I'll Be Around" is this week's only debut. The remake of the Spinners song is the duo's 35th song to appear on the Hot 100 and their first entry on the tally in 12 years.
Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" continues its reign over Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks list for a sixth week, and enters a second week atop the Mainstream Rock Tracks tally. On the Hot Country Singles & Tracks list, Blake Shelton's "Some Beach" extends its stay at No. 1 to a fourth week.