Sean Paul 'Busy' Ousting 50 Cent Single
Thanks to a major boost in airplay, Sean Paul's "Get Busy" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "In Da Club" on Billboard's Hot 100. In making the 2-1 jump, Paul earns his first No. 1 on the main sinThanks to a major boost in airplay, Sean Paul's "Get Busy" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "In Da Club" on Billboard's Hot 100. In making the 2-1 jump, Paul earns his first No. 1 on the main singles chart. The cut has already spent time on top of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally, where it's No. 2 this week.
"Get Busy" is the second single from Paul's "Dutty Rock" (VP/Atlantic) to penetrate the top-10 of the Hot 100. Late last year, "Gimme the Light" climbed as high as No. 7.
While "In Da Club" falls to No. 2 this week, 50 Cent isn't going down without a fight. His "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg continues to gain spins at radio, and the song jumps up 5-4 on the Hot 100. The cut leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and the Hot Rap Tracks tally for the second-straight week.
As if that wasn't enough, the rapper has yet another debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart this week. He arrives at No. 51 with "Hail Mary," which also features Eminem and Busta Rhymes. The cut made its debut on New York's mixtape circuit, and mocks Ja Rule and rap label Murder Inc. It also gives 50 Cent nine current entries on the 100-position chart.
Justin Timberlake's "Rock Your Body" bounds 10-5 on the Hot 100, bringing the single to a new peak position. Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" climbed as high as No. 3 in February, and his "Like I Love You" peaked at No. 11 in November.
Panjabi MC's "Beware of the Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)" featuring Jay-Z is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail, and pops 49-40 on the chart. Nonetheless, "God Bless the U.S.A." by the second season "American Idol" finalists remains the top-selling single in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. That track is No. 1 for a second week on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart, but falls 4-19 on the Hot 100, which combines sales and airplay data.
Ashanti's "Rock With U (Awww Baby)" enters the Hot 100 at No. 56, the chart's top debut. Other notable newcomers include Jewel's "Intuition" at No. 73, Missy Elliott's "Pussycat" at No. 77, and Chevelle's "Send the Pain Below" at No. 78.
Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?" tops Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup for a sixth-straight week. Tim McGraw's "She's My Kind of Rain" earns a 3-2 boost, and Rascal Flatts' "Love You Out Loud" reaches a new peak position with an 11-10 move.
Linkin Park's "Somewhere I Belong" controls Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally for a fifth-straight week. Radiohead's "There There" enters at No. 30, and becomes the band's 10th song to reach the airplay chart. Canadian rock act Hot Hot Heat earns its first appearance on the chart as "Bandages," which arrives at No. 39, as does Boston quartet Cave In, whose "Anchor" drops at No. 40.
On the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, Audioslave's "Like a Stone" maintains its No. 1 post for a fourth-straight week.