Jay-Z, Kanye West Respond to Syl Johnson's Lawsuit
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The Billboard Hot 100:

As previously reported, LMFAO logs its fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Britney Spears scores her third top 10 from "Femme Fatale," as "I Wanna Go" zooms 13-9. Other notable moves, however, highlight this week's Hot 100 rankings:

-- Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Otis Redding: "Otis" rockets 47-12 in its second chart week with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors. The song charges 40-9 on Hot Digital Songs (113,000, up 158%, according to Nielsen SoundScan) following its first full week of retail availability. (It debuted last week on the strength of less than three days of availability). On Hot 100 Airplay, the track lifts 50-47 (25 million, up 17%, according to Nielsen BDS).

While the late Otis Redding made 25 visits to the Hot 100 between 1963 and 1969, he ranked as high as high as No. 12 only once before: "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay" spent four weeks at No. 1 in 1968.

-- Drake: "Marvin's Room" likewise logs a notable vault, zooming 68-21 on the Hot 100. The cut blasts 55-12 on Hot Digital Songs (90,000, up 185%), while entering Hot 100 Airplay at No. 66 (16 million, up 34%). Like "Otis," "Marvin's Room" partially owes its surge this week to having charted last week after just three days of retail availability.

-- Marc Anthony: A dose of good news for Anthony, following the recent announcement of his separation from wife Jennifer Lopez: he returns to the top 40 for the first time since his "You Sang to Me" reached No. 2 in 2000, as Pitbull's "Rain Over Me," on which he guests, roars 59-40. The follow-up to Pitbull's No. 1 "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, bounds 75-41 on Hot Digital Songs (42,000, up 74%) and makes a 33-23 push in its second frame on Mainstream Top 40.

-- Adele: The singer/songwriter's former Triple A No. 1 "Rumour Has It" - co-written by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder - debuts at No. 96 as one of four tracks from her album "21" currently gracing the Hot 100. In addition to former seven-week leader "Rolling in the Deep" (No. 6), new pop and adult radio single "Someone Like You" rises 85-73 and "Set Fire to the Rain" re-enters at No. 84.


The Billboard 200:

Country singer Eric Church took the crown of the Billboard 200 this week, while Kelly Rowland took a bow in the top three. Below the top 10, there were a number of notable debuts and moves:

-- Journey: Last week, the band was featured on CBS' "Sunday Morning" (July 24) and performed on NBC's "Today" (29). In turn, its "Greatest Hits" album soars 100-53 with a 62% jump while its new studio set "Eclipse" re-enters at No. 113 (up 55%). The band is currently on tour with Foreigner and Night Ranger, and has dates lined up through October. They next play Columbus, Ohio on Aug. 5, followed by Noblesville, Ind. the next day.

-- Daryl Hall & John Oates: The pop duo's sterling 2001 hits collection "The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates" debuts at No. 86 after AmazonMP3 placed the 18-track set on sale for $3.99 on July 29. It sold 5,000 last week (up 370%) -- its best sales frame ever. The album has shifted 710,000 to date. The compilation includes all but two of the pair's 16 top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles. (It only lacks "She's Gone," a No. 7 single in 1976 and "Everything Your Heart Desires," which reached No. 3 in 1988.)

-- The Concert for Bangladesh: George Harrison's
classic concert album sold 4,000 last week (up from basically zero units) after making its iTunes debut on July 26. The release, which re-enters at No. 116, was timed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Aug. 1, 1971 benefit show. The film of the same name streamed for free on iTunes from July 3 to Aug. 2 as well. "The Concert" album originally peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 for six weeks back in 1972. (It was stuck behind Don McLean's "American Pie.") The set, which boasts guests such as Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton, ultimately was honored with the 1972 Grammy award for album of the year.

-- Stevie Nicks: Her new album "In Your Dreams" returns to the list at No. 181 with a 60% sales increase after she performed on both NBC's "America's Got Talent" (July 27) and "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (28).