50 Cent Keeps 'Club' Up On Top
50 Cent continues his domination of Billboard's charts for another week. As reported yesterday, his Shady/Interscope set is No. 1 on The Billboard 200 a fifth non-consecutive week, while his single "I50 Cent continues his domination of Billboard's charts for another week. As reported yesterday, his Shady/Interscope set is No. 1 on The Billboard 200 a fifth non-consecutive week, while his single "In Da Club" has a lock on several of Billboard's major singles charts. The cut is No. 1 for a fifth week on the Hot 100, and leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally for an eighth week. "In Da Club" is also in charge of the Hot Rap Tracks chart for a ninth week.
The top-10 of the Hot 100 welcomes a trio of newcomers this week, led by Sean Paul's "Get Busy." The cut bounds 16-6 and is the chart's fastest-growing track at radio. This marks Paul's second top-10 track on the Hot 100, following "Gimme the Light," which peaked at No. 7 in December.
3 Doors Down also makes its second trip to the top-10 as "When I'm Gone" skips 12-7. The cut, a former No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, is the group's first foray into the top-10 of the Hot 100 since "Kryptonite" reached No. 3 in the fall of 2000.
Jay-Z's "Excuse Me Miss" featuring Ashanti scoots 11-9 on the Hot 100 and is also No. 3 for the second week on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Elsewhere on the latter chart, Jay-Z's "Stop" bows at No. 71. It's the first single from the rapper's forthcoming album, "Blueprint 2.1," due April 8 via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam.
The Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail is Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey's "I Know What You Want" featuring the Flipmode Squad, which is up four positions to No. 14. Even though that single saw a boost in sales, the top-selling single in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, remains Kid Rock's "Picture" featuring Sheryl Crow/Allison Moorer.
Eminem's latest single "Sing for the Moment" is the Hot 100's top debut at No. 52. Other notable entries on the Hot 100 include Trapt's "Headstrong" at No. 71, Rascal Flatts' "Love You Out Loud" at No. 72, the Isley Brothers' "What Would You Do" featuring Ronald Isley at No. 74, and 2Pac's "Still Ballin" featuring Trick Daddy at No. 75.
Madonna's "American Life" cracks the Hot 100 at No. 90, making it the highest-charting direct-to-the-Internet single to date. More than 4,000 downloads of the song were sold via her Web site over the past week. Last week, Fleetwood Mac's download-only single "Peacekeeper" debuted at No. 93 with 1,500 paid downloads.
Following negative comments made in London about U.S. President George W. Bush by the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines, country radio stations have shunned the group's "Travelin' Soldier" enough to force it completely off of Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup, where it was No. 1 just two weeks ago. On the other hand, the pro-war balled "Have You Forgotten?" from Darryl Worley has taken over as No. 1 on the tally.
Evanescence's "Bring Me to Life" featuring Paul McCoy leads Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart for the second week in a row, and Godsmack's "Straight Out of Line" tops Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks tally for the second-straight week.