For a seventh consecutive week, 50 Cent is sitting pretty as the Billboard's Hot 100 chart king with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia. But the rapper is proving to be his own most formidable opponent as
For a seventh consecutive week, 50 Cent is sitting pretty as the Billboard's Hot 100 chart king with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia. But the rapper is proving to be his own most formidable opponent as the featured artist on the Game's "Hate It or Love It," which is turning up the heat.
"Hate It or Love It" climbs 3-2 on the Hot 100, where it is the chart's greatest airplay gainer. The cut, which is found on the Game album "The Documentary" (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope), also makes two-rung jumps on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts, taking over the lead from "Candy Shop."
"Candy Shop" remains No. 1 for a sixth week on the Hot Rap Tracks chart and a fifth on the Hot 100 Airplay tally.
With "Hate It" advancing on the Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" dips 2-3, but holds the top position on the Pop 100 and Pop 100 Airplay tallies for a fourth and a third week, respectively.
Frankie J's "Obsession (No Es Amor)" featuring Baby Bash is the Hot 100's No. 4 track for a second week, but fast on its heels is Akon's "Lonely," thanks to a 12-5 leap. "Lonely" is the Hot 100's fastest growing digital track and also moves 7-3 on the Hot Digital Songs list.
Slipping one spot each on the Hot 100 are Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (No. 6), 50 Cent's "Disco Inferno" (No. 7) and Mario's "Let Me Love You" (No. 8), while Gwen Stefani's "Rich Girl" featuring Eve jumps 10-9 and Usher's "Caught Up" falls 8-10 to round out the top tier.
Weezer's "Beverly Hills" is the Hot 100's top debut at No. 25 and the highest opening on this chart of the group's career. Though the band has had six top 10 modern rock hits, only one other song has charted on the Hot 100: "Undone ... The Sweater Song" peaked at No. 57 in 1994. Weezer recently announced a spring tour  in support of its May 10 Geffen release, "Make Believe," kicking off April 26 in Vancouver.
Also debuting this week are Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust" (No. 72), System Of A Down's "B.Y.O.B." (No. 74), Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (No. 81), Pretty Rickie's "Grind With Me" (No. 92), Gavin DeGraw's "Chariot" (No. 97), Fat Joe's "So Much More" (No. 98), U2's "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" (No. 99) and Britney Spears' "Do Somethin'" (No. 100).
Audioslave's "Be Yourself" continues its run as the No. 1 title on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks lists for a second week. Craig Morgan's "That's What I Love About Sunday" notches a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, while Intocable's "Aire" moves 2-1 to take over the lead on the Hot Latin Tracks tally.
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