50 Cent has returned to a familiar place: the top of Billboard's Hot 100. His single "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg climbs 2-1 on the chart, knocking Sean Paul's "Get Busy" to No. 2 after a three-
50 Cent has returned to a familiar place: the top of Billboard's Hot 100. His single "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg climbs 2-1 on the chart, knocking Sean Paul's "Get Busy" to No. 2 after a three-week run at the summit. A retail release of 50 Cent's single spurred the jump to No. 1, a position the song now holds on three Billboard charts. Along with the Hot 100, "21 Questions" is on top of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally and the Hot Rap Tracks chart for a fifth-straight week.
Additionally, the artist has two more titles in the top-10 of the Hot 100. His former No. 1, "In Da Club," slips 6-8, while Lil' Kim's "Magic Stick" featuring 50 Cent jumps 13-10. "Magic Stick" also reaches a new peak position on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart this week, up one rung to No. 6. As if that wasn't enough, 50 Cent's "P.I.M.P." jumps aboard the Hot 100 this week at No. 70.
The Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio is Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z, which rises 58-27 in only its second week on the chart. Taken from the Destiny's Child member's forthcoming Columbia solo debut, "Crazy in Love" also climbs 26-15 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally.
The Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail is Da Brat's "In Love Wit Chu" featuring Cherish. The track makes a 60-54 move on the Hot 100 and holds at No. 32 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. "God Bless the U.S.A." from the second-season "American Idol" finalists is the best-selling single in the U.S. for the fifth-straight week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The Hot 100's top debut is Lumidee's reggae-influenced cut "Never Leave You - Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh!" at No. 61. The artist's debut album, "Almost Famous," is due June 24 via Universal Records.
Other new entries on the Hot 100 are Brooks & Dunn's "Red Dirt Road" at No. 67, Craig Morgan's "Almost Home" at No. 71, Ricky Martin's "Tal Vez" at No. 74, and Michelle Branch's "Are You Happy Now?" at No. 91.
Trapt scores its first No. 1 with "Headstrong," up this week 3-1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally. It took "Headstrong" 24 weeks to reach the top of the chart, a record for the longest climb to the top of the rock tally. Audioslave's "Like a Stone," which had ruled the Modern Rock chart for two weeks, falls to No. 2, but continues to lead Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks roundup for the seventh week in a row.
Diamond Rio's "I Believe" jumps 4-1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup, the group's fifth No. 1 on the tally. The jump pushes last week's No. 1, Randy Travis' "Three Wooden Crosses," down to No. 2.