OutKast Gains But 'Baby Boy' Remains No. 1
"Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul leads Billboard's Hot 100 for a seventh-straight week, but stealing the limelight is hip-hop duo OutKast. The Atlanta-based pair has two singles in the upper"Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul leads Billboard's Hot 100 for a seventh-straight week, but stealing the limelight is hip-hop duo OutKast. The Atlanta-based pair has two singles in the upper reaches of the chart and both are continuing to gain. "The Way You Move" featuring Sleepy Brown jumps 10-7 and is the tally's fastest-growing track at retail, while "Hey Ya!" pops 15-13 and is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio.
OutKast is the first act to have the fastest-growing track at both radio and retail with two different songs. Both are taken from the duo's two-disc Arista release "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," which collects a solo album each from Big Boi and Andre 3000. While "The Way You Move" is essentially a Big Boi cut, and "Hey Ya!" is featured on the Andre 3000 disc, the two elected to receive equal billing. As reported yesterday, the album returns to the No. 1 post on The Billboard 200 this week.
Jagged Edge's "Walked Outta Heaven" is up 14-10 on the Hot 100, making it the R&B quartet's third song to reach the top-10. The track shot to its new peak position in just 11 weeks on the chart.
Making substantial gains on the Hot 100 are No Doubt's "It's My Life," which moves 52-27, G-Unit's "Stunt 101," which soars 47-28, and Kelis' "Milkshake," which gains 53-36.
The top debut on the Hot 100 is Jay-Z's "Change Clothes" at No. 54. The song has already reached No. 21 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally, where "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Shawnna is No. 1 for the third week in a row.
Other notable entries on the Hot 100 include Alicia Keys' "You Don't Know My Name" (No. 63), Trapt's "Still Frame" (No. 76) and Beyoncé's "Me, Myself and I" (No. 78).
After being displaced for two weeks by A Perfect Circle's "Weak and Powerless," Staind's "So Far Away" returns to the top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. With seven, non-consecutive weeks at No. 1, "So Far Away" has the longest run of this year on top of that tally. Meanwhile, the single continues to lead Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for a 14th week.
Over on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup, Toby Keith scores his 12th No. 1 single with "I Love This Bar." The song moves 2-1 as Keith Urban's "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me" falls to No. 2.