Juvenile 'Slow' To Leave Singles Chart Summit
Juvenile fends off competitors for the second week in a row, as the rapper's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim remains in the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100. The single from his latest Cash MoneyJuvenile fends off competitors for the second week in a row, as the rapper's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim remains in the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100. The single from his latest Cash Money/Universal album, "Juve the Great," also tops the Hot 100 Airplay chart for a second week.
Terror Squad's "Lean Back" looks to be the most likely contender to challenge Juve. This week the track rises 3-2 on the Hot 100 and tops Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, Hot Rap Tracks and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts. As reported yesterday, the East Coast rap act's sophomore set "True Story" (Universal) bows at No. 7 on The Billboard 200 this week.
If "Lean Back" does dethrone Juvenile next week, Terror Squad will become the third act in 2004 to ascend to the top of the Hot 100 with its first chart appearance, joining season three "American Idol" winner Fantasia and the late Soulja Slim.
Usher is spending his second week away from the top of the Hot 100 as "Confessions Part II" falls 2-3. This is the first time he has been absent from the chart pinnacle for more than one week since "Yeah!" featuring Ludacris, the first single from his LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions," reached No. 1 in February.
Kevin Lyttle's "Turn Me On" featuring Spragga Benz climbs two spots to No. 4 on the Hot 100. The Soca/R&B artist's self-titled Atlantic debut bows at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 this week.
Lil' Flip's "Sunshine" featuring Lea climbs five spots to No. 5 and is the Hot 100's greatest gainer at radio. The track also soars six spots to No. 4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay list.
Rounding out the top 10, Christina Milian's "Dip It Low" rises 7-6, Nina Sky's "Move Ya Body" featuring Jabba falls 4-7, Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You" drops 5-8, Hoobastank's "The Reason" holds steady at No. 9 for a second week and Ciara's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo jumps 15-10.
Jadakiss' "Why?" featuring Anthony Hamilton is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail and climbs 26-23 on sales of 1,200 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Hot 100 tracks moving more than 10 slots this week include Linkin Park's "Breaking the Habit" (47-36), Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get It Started" (52-41), Lil Scrappy's "No Problem" (76-62) and Ryan Cabrera's "On the Way Down" (83-66). Three Days Grace's "Just Like You" jumps 72-57 and also spends its second week atop Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Country veteran George Strait has the Hot 100's top debut with "I Hate Everything" at No. 69. Strait also appears at No. 78 alongside Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson and Toby Keith on Jimmy Buffett's remake of Hank Williams' "Hey Good Lookin'."
Also debuting this week is Britney Spears' "Outrageous" (No. 85), while Linkin Park's "Lying From You" re-enters the chart at No. 58.
Veteran R&B act New Edition grabs its first Hot 100 chart position in seven years with "Hot 2Nite," which debuts at No. 99. The group last appeared on the tally with "One More Day," which peaked at No. 61 in 1997.
Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" rebounds 2-1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart after falling behind Reba McEntire's "Somebody" last week. "Somebody" falls to No. 4.
Velvet Revolver is on top of the Mainstream Rocks Tracks chart for the ninth week with its debut single, "Slither."