Chart-based stories on India.Arie, David Bustamante, Kelly Osbourne, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
'VIDEO' IS A RADIO STAR: India.Arie's long-running "Video" falls off Billboard's Hot 100 this week, but not before coming close to breaking a record. Over the course of two chart runs, the song spent a total of 31 weeks on the chart, never rising higher than No. 47.
Steve Young of Hull, England, notes that makes "Video" the second-longest running title to notreach the top-40. The record-holder is Ricky Martin's "The Cup of Life," which spent 34 weeks on the chart, also in two chart runs, without advancing higher than No. 45.
BUSTA MOVE: David Bustamante is the latest contestant from the Spanish TV series "Operacion Triunfo" to top the Spanish album chart. His debut effort, "Bustamante" (Vale Music), tops the list just as Bustamante returns home from Tallinn, Estonia, where he and other runners-up sang backing vocals for the series' ultimate winner, Rosa, in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Rosa has also topped the Spanish album chart with "Rosa" (RCA/BMG Spain/Vale Music), as has contestant Manu Tenorio with his self-titled CD, released on Pep's Records/Vale Music. Next up: finalist David Bisbal with his album "Corazon Latino" (Vale Music), expected to debut at No. 1. The Bisbal album is also due for release in Mexico and the U.S., according to Elisabeth Comabella, International Director for Vale Music Spain.
The "Operacion Triunfo" contestants continue to dominate the Spanish album chart. With Bustamante at No. 1, Tenorio at No. 2, and Rosa at No. 3, the top-5 is completed by Chenoa's self-titled Jive/Vale Music album at No. 4 and Gisela's "Parte de Mi" (Universal/Vale Music) at No. 5. Another contestant, Nuria Fergo, is No. 8 with "Brisa de Esperanza" (Universal/Vale), and a double-CD featuring many of the contestants, "Operacion Triunfo Eurovision" (Vale Music) is No. 9. Giving the Vale Music label eight out of the top-10, last year's Eurovision singer, David Civera, is No. 10 with his second album, "En Cuerpo y Alma."
OZZY - THE NEXT GENERATION: Will MTV's "The Osbournes" be a bigger boost for Ozzy Osbourne's chart fortunes, or another member of his family? While dad slips 153-159 on The Billboard 200 this week with "Down to Earth" (Epic), daughter Kelly Osbourne debuts on Billboard's Top 40 Tracks chart at No. 39 with a remake of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" (Epic).
HOT STUFF: More than 10 years after they made their debut on Billboard's Hot 100, the Red Hot Chili Peppers collect their highest-debuting title on the chart. "By the Way" (Warner Bros.) opens at No. 55, besting the No. 72 entry of "Californication" the week of July 29, 2000. "Under the Bridge" debuted at No. 80 in 1992 and "Otherside" entered at No. 80 in 2000.
The Peppers' highest-ranked song on the Hot 100 is "Under the Bridge," which peaked at No. 2.