Eminem Maintains Hot 100 Reign
Eminem's "Lose Yourself" isn't losing any ground. For a seventh straight week, the track leads Billboard's Hot 100. "Lose Yourself" received a major boost in retail sales and continues to fend off MisEminem's "Lose Yourself" isn't losing any ground. For a seventh straight week, the track leads Billboard's Hot 100. "Lose Yourself" received a major boost in retail sales and continues to fend off Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Work It," which is No. 2 on the Hot 100 and No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally for a fifth-straight week.
The two rappers also keep Jennifer Lopez from gaining any ground on the Hot 100, as her "Jenny From the Block" featuring Jadakiss & Styles spends its third week at No. 3. She's followed by Nelly's "Air Force Ones" featuring Kyjuan and Ali & Murphey Lee, which manages a 7-4 jump, while Jay-Z's "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" featuring Beyonce Knowles gains one slot to round out the top-5.
New to the top-10 this week is Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful," which moves 11-10 thanks to increased airplay. However, just as it was last week, the tally's fastest-growing track at radio is "Bump, Bump, Bump" from B2K & P. Diddy. The track jumps 22-12 on the Hot 100 and is No. 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" (which the 'N Sync star performed earlier this week at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards) sees a smashing debut on the Hot 100 at No. 44. Timberlake's "Like I Love You" entered at No. 67 last September, and eventually peaked at No. 11.
Other notable Hot 100 entries are Nas' "Made You Look" at No. 58, Trick Daddy's "Thug Holiday" featuring LaTocha Scott" at No. 96, and Common's "Come Close to Me" featuring Mary J. Blige at No. 99.
Elsewhere on the Hot 100, R. Kelly's "Ignition" takes off with 51-35 leap, while Dru Hill's "I Should Be..." rockets 62-38. The latter cut has been tearing up the urban side, and this week bounces 18-12 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
On Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup, Toby Keith nabs his 10th No. 1 with "Who's Your Daddy." The cut knocks Rascal Flatts' "These Days," which had lead the tally for three weeks in a row, down to No. 3.
The songs remain the same at the top of Billboard's rock airplay charts, as the Foo Fighters' "All My Life" is No. 1 on the Modern Rock Tracks tally for a fifth-straight week, while 3 Doors Down's "When I'm Gone" leads the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for a fourth-straight week.