Beyonce, Sean Paul Creep Closer To No. 1
"Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences another surge in airplay to move into the runner-up slot on Billboard's Hot 100. "Baby Boy" has been the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio for"Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences another surge in airplay to move into the runner-up slot on Billboard's Hot 100. "Baby Boy" has been the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio for the past five weeks, and this week's boost sends the song up 5-2, a post it has reached in just six weeks on the tally. "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee still has a narrow lead and is No. 1 for the third-straight week.
"Baby Boy" also gains 5-2 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks roundup, where it settles in behind "Frontin'" from Pharrell and Jay-Z. "Frontin'" has been in control of the urban chart for six weeks in a row.
"Damn!" from Southern hip-hop duo YoungBloodZ bolts 21-11 on the Hot 100, giving the rap act its first top-20 single. The song, which features an appearance from Lil Jon, is up 8-7 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
Also making significant gains on the Hot 100 are Aaliyah's "Come Over" (40-32), Ludacris' "Stand Up" featuring Shawnna (59-38) and Ashanti's "Rain On Me" (67-49). With "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)" at No. 41, and "Into You" from Fabolous, on which she guests, at No. 4, Ashanti has three songs in the top-50.
The Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail is Jagged Edge's "Walked Outta Heaven," which gains 65-58. "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken continues to enjoy the No. 1 selling single in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, with his "This is the Night/Bridge Over Troubled Water." The cut has led Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales tally for 11 non-consecutive weeks.
Chingy's "Holidae In" featuring Ludacris & Snoop Dogg is the Hot 100's top debut, arriving at No. 73 Other notable entries this week include Kelly Clarkson's "Low" at No. 74, Dido's "White Flag" at No. 75 and Liz Phair's "Why Can't I?" at No. 76. Phair last made the Hot 100 way back in 1994 when "Supernova" peaked at No. 78.
Alan Jackson's duet with Jimmy Buffett, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," rules Billboard's Hot Country Singles roundup for the seventh week. It's the second single this year to have a seven-week run on the chart. Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten" logged seven weeks this spring.
Staind's "So Far Away" takes over Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart from Linkin Park's "Faint," giving Staind control of both of Billboard's rock airplay charts. "Faint" had led the tally for six weeks in a row, but falls to No. 2. "So Far Away" strides to a sixth-straight week atop the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.