Usher's 'Burn' Reclaims Hot 100 No. 1
Usher reclaims the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as his hit "Burn" rebounds after falling to No. 2 last week. The previous No. 1, Fantasia's "I Believe," drops to No. 6. By claiming anoUsher reclaims the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as his hit "Burn" rebounds after falling to No. 2 last week. The previous No. 1, "American Idol" winner Fantasia's "I Believe," drops to No. 6.
By claiming another week on top, Usher sets a record with 20 weeks at No. 1 in a calendar year (8 for "Burn"; 12 for "Yeah!" featuring Lil' Jon and Ludacris) -- a feat that hasn't been accomplished since the Hot 100's introduction in 1958. "Confessions Part II" -- the third single from Usher's LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" -- continues its quest for the top, climbing 3-2 this week. After 28 weeks in the top 10, "Yeah!" falls 7-11.
In its 12th week on the Hot 100, Juvenile's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim climbs three spots to No. 3. After dropping one position last week, Hoobastank's "The Reason" and Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You" hold at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, for a second week.
Moving up the ladder is Nina Sky, whose "Move Ya Body" featuring Jabba jumps two to No. 7, while Petey Pablo's "Freek-A-Leek" stays put at No. 8 for the second week. Rapper Lloyd Banks -- who tops The Billboard 200 this week with his G Unit/Interscope solo debut "The Hunger For More" -- sees the sets first single, "On Fire," rise 10-9.
Rounding out the top 10 is Kevin Lyttle's "Turn Me On," which makes a seven position move to reach No. 10.
Terror Squad continues to tear up the airwaves with "Lean Back," which is the Hot 100's fastest growing track at radio for the third week in a row, and climbs 23-12.
Third season "American Idol" runner-up Diana DeGarmo becomes the show's 11th contestant to appear on the Hot 100. Her debut single, "Dreams," enters at No. 14, making it the third highest debut this year. In front of her are fellow "Idol" alums Fantasia, whose "I Believe" bowed at No. 1 last week, and season two runner-up Clay Aiken, whose "Solitaire" debuted at No. 4 in April.
The chart's biggest retail gainer is Akon's "Locked Up," which jumps five slots to No. 65. The artist's SRC/Universal album "Trouble" bows at No. 52 this week on The Billboard 200.
Following last week's No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "Kiss of Death" (Ruff Ryder/Interscope), Jadakiss enters the Hot 100 at No. 61 with the single "Why?" featuring Anthony Hamilton. Also debuting this week is Lil Scrappy's "No Problem" (No. 88), Ludacris' "Diamond in the Back" (No. 94) and Julie Roberts' "Break Down Here" (No. 96).
Ciara's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo and LL Cool J's "Headsprung" make notable gains this week, climbing 59-36 and 89-68, respectively.
Velvet Revolver maintains its hold on No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts with "Slither." The group's debut single from the RCA set "Contraband" is in its third week on top of the former and its fifth leading the latter.
Tim McGraw grabs the top slot of Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks list with "Live Like You Were Dying," as last week's chart-topper, Toby Keith's "Whiskey Girl," falls to No. 3.