News on Usher, Dave Matthews Band, Faith Hill, Diane Warren

SWEET SIXTEEN: Thanks to an impressive debut at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart, Usher's "U Remind Me" (Arista) rockets 21-1 on The Billboard Hot 100, giving the R&B star his second No. 1 hit on this chart. "Nice & Slow" was Usher's first chart-topper, in February 1998.

The impressive 21-1 move is the third biggest leap to No. 1 in the rock era, bested only by Brandy & Monica's "The Boy Is Mine" in 1988 (23-1) and the all-time champ, the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" in 1964 (27-1).

The No. 1 status of "U Remind Me" is good news for co-producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. This is their 16th No. 1 hit on the Hot 100, sending them into a tie for second place on the list of producers with the most No. 1 songs. Jam and Lewis are now tied with Steve Sholes, the man who produced most of Elvis Presley's chart-toppers. Jam and Lewis need seven more No. 1 titles to tie the all-time champ, Beatles producer George Martin (whose final No. 1 hit was Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997").

Here is a list of Jam and Lewis' 16 No. 1 hits:
"When I Think of You," Janet Jackson (1986) 2 weeks
"Human," the Human League (1986) 1 week
"Monkey," George Michael (1988) 2 weeks
"Miss You Much," Janet Jackson (1989) 4 weeks
"Escapade," Janet Jackson (1990) 3 weeks
"Love Will Never Do (Without You)," Janet Jackson (1991) 1 week
"Romantic," Karyn White (1991) 1 week
"That's the Way Love Goes," Janet Jackson (1993) 8 weeks
"Again," Janet Jackson (1993) 2 weeks
"On Bended Knee," Boyz II Men (1994) 6 weeks
"4 Seasons of Loneliness," Boyz II Men (1997) 1 week
"Together Again," Janet Jackson (1998) 2 weeks
"Thank God I Found You," Mariah Carey featuring Joe & 98 Degrees (2000) 1 week
"Doesn't Really Matter," Janet Jackson (2000) 3 weeks
"All for You," Janet Jackson (2001) 7 weeks
"U Remind Me," Usher (2001) 1 week to date

'SPACE' - DAVE'S FINAL FRONTIER: You'd think that an act as popular as the Dave Matthews Band would have racked up a whole bunch of top-40 hits by now. But despite the group's success rate on The Billboard 200 album chart, the DMB is enjoying its first-ever top-40 hit this week. "The Space Between" (RCA) from the album "Everyday" takes a nine-point jump, 48-39, to become the group's highest-ranking title on The Billboard Hot 100.

Only two DMB songs charted previously: "Crush" went to No. 75 in 1999, and "I Did It," also from "Everyday," stopped at No. 71 in February.

HERE'S 'THERE': A year ago this week, Faith Hill was No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart with her mega-hit, "Breathe." This week, Hill collects her second AC chart-topper, as her "Pearl Harbor" theme, "There You'll Be" (Warner Bros.) ascends 3-1. It's the 11th AC No. 1 for songwriter Diane Warren, and her first since LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" in 1997.

Here is a summary of Warren's chart-topping AC titles:
"Rhythm of the Night," DeBarge (1985) 1 week
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," Starship (1987) 2 weeks
"Look Away," Chicago (1988) 1 week
"Time, Love and Tenderness," Michael Bolton (1991) 2 weeks
"If You Asked Me To," Celine Dion (1992) 3 weeks
"I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)," Expose (1993) 2 weeks
"By the Time This Night Is Over," Kenny G with Peabo Bryson (1993) 1 week
"Because You Loved Me," Celine Dion (1996) 19 weeks
"Un-Break My Heart," Toni Braxton (1997) 14 weeks
"How Do I Live," LeAnn Rimes (1997) 11 weeks
"There You'll Be," Faith Hill (2001) 1 week to date