Beyonce's 'Crazy' Stays On Top
Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z maintains its lock on two of Billboard's major singles charts. The cut is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a fourth-straight week and leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop SiBeyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z maintains its lock on two of Billboard's major singles charts. The cut is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a fourth-straight week and leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally for a second week in a row. Additionally, the single remains the most downloaded track in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a position it has held for four weeks.
50 Cent scores another Hot 100 top-10 hit with "P.I.M.P." The cut jumps 13-7 into a new peak position. His former No. 1 singles, "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg and "In Da Club," are still in the top-50, with the former at No. 22 and the latter at No. 46.
Uncle Kracker's "Drift Away" featuring Dobie Gray reaches the top-10 of the Hot 100 after 19 weeks on the chart. The cut is up 12-9 this week. Uncle Kracker has had three songs reach the Hot 100, and "Drift Away" is the second to make the top-10. "Follow Me" peaked at No. 5 in June 2001.
"Frontin'" by Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes and featuring Jay-Z is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail. The cut hits a new peak position with a 29-20 jump. Over on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, "Frontin'" jumps 10-7.
The Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail is Mya's "My Love Is Like ... Wo," up this week 49-41. On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, the song jumps 28-25. Mya's latest Interscope set, "Moodring," was released July 22 and is expected to debut near the top of The Billboard 200 next week with sales topping 100,000 copies.
The Hot 100's top debut is Justin Timberlake's "Senorita" at No. 66. Other entries on the chart this week include Christina Aguilera's "Can't Hold Us Down" featuring Lil' Kim (No. 74), the Eagles' "Hole in the World" (No. 77) and Staind's "So Far Away" (No. 78).
The five cuts from Avril Lavigne's online live EP "Try To Shut Me Up," available exclusively from Apple's iTunes store, debut on Billboard's Hot Digital Tracks chart. Of the five songs, the best selling is Lavigne's cover of Green Day's "Basket Case." About 1,000 downloads of the cut were sold and it bows at No. 2 on the chart.
Brooks & Dunn's "Red Dirt Road" scoots 2-1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup, overtaking Lonestar's "My Front Porch Looking In." Also gaining is Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett's "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," up 6-2.
Jane's Addiction's "Just Because" earns a 2-1 bump on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart to knock the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" from the top. It's the group's first No. 1 on this chart since "Been Caught Stealing" reached the top in late October 1990. Jane's Addiction's new Capitol release, "Strays," was also released July 22 and should sell more than 100,000 units to appear near the top of The Billboard 200 next week.
Over on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks tally, Chevelle's "Send the Pain Below" swaps places with Trapt's "Headstrong" to log a third, non-consecutive week at the top.