50 Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for the seventh-straight week, but the single is finally starting to show small signs of wear. Although the rapper's smash single also
50 Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for the seventh-straight week, but the single is finally starting to show small signs of wear. Although the rapper's smash single also remains No. 1 Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks tally for an 11th week, "In Da Club" falls to No. 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, surrendering the crown to Jay-Z's "Excuse Me Miss" after a nine-week reign. "Excuse Me Miss" jumped to No. 1 on the urban list thanks to a boost in sales.
On the Hot 100, "Excuse Me Miss" is hanging inside the top-10 at No. 9, while R. Kelly's "Ignition" continues to pose the largest immediate threat to "In Da Club." Kelly's cut is once again held to No. 2, with Sean Paul's "Get Busy" stuck at No. 3.
Not to be outdone, however, 50 Cent scores his second top-10 cut on the Hot 100 with "21 Questions." An airplay spike sends the cut on a 15-10 roll. "Wanksta," the rapper's "8 Mile" soundtrack breakout single, peaked at No. 13 earlier this year.
Kid Rock's "Picture" featuring Sheryl Crow /Allison Moorer has a hold on the Hot 100's No. 4 post, and sales for the single continue to rise. The track is the top-selling single in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, for the 11th week. Eminem's "Sing for the Moment' is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio, and rises 33-20 on the chart. The cut debuted at No. 52 just three weeks ago, and arrives this week on the Hot Rap Tracks tally at No. 23.
Godsmack's "Straight Out of Line" is the Hot 100's top debut, landing at No. 73. Expect the band's new album, "Faceless" (Republic/Universal), to have a major debut next week on The Billboard 200. Other notable Hot 100 entries include Lonestar's "My Front Porch Looking In" at No. 74, Joe Budden's "Pump It Up" at No. 75, and R. Kelly's "Soldier's Heart" at No. 89.
On Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks airplay chart, Linkin Park's "Somewhere I Belong" extends its rule to a second week, while Audioslave's "Like a Stone" replaces the Linkin Park cut at the top of the Mainstream Rock Tracks tally. This is Audioslave's first No. 1 on the chart; the band's first single, "Cochise," peaked at No. 2 last December.