Lil Wayne Continues Hot 100 Dominance
With his new album "Tha Carter III" poised to debut next week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Lil Wayne begins a fifth week atop the Hot 100 with "Lollipop" featuring Static Major. Five songs from "ThaWith his new album "Tha Carter III" poised to debut next week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Lil Wayne begins a fifth week atop the Hot 100 with "Lollipop" featuring Static Major. Five songs from "Tha Carter III" are on this week's tally, and Wayne also appears as a guest on charting tracks from Usher and Lloyd.
Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" inches up 3-2, another high water mark for the U.K. band. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" drops 2-3, while Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" and Rihanna's "Take a Bow" trade places at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.
The songs at positions 6-8 -- Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy, Jordin Sparks' "No Air" featuring Chris Brown and Ray J & Yung Berg's "Sexy Can I" -- all stand pat. Natasha Bedingfield's "Pocketful of Sunshine" jumps 11-9 and Madonna's "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake holds at No. 10.
The Pussycat Dolls' "When I Grow Up" is the chart's greatest digital gainer, its 34,000 downloads spurring a 76-31 jump. Young Jeezy has the top debut with "Put On" featuring Kanye West, which opens at No. 36. The rapper's next Def Jam album, "The Recession," is due in August.
On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Keyshia Cole's "Heaven Sent" dethrones Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" after a six-week reign. "Heaven," which jumps 3-1, gives Cole her third chart-topper from her "Just Like You" album.
Carrie Underwood also achieves her third No. 1 from a single album ("Carnival Ride"), as "Last Name" climbs 5-1 on Hot Country Songs. It's Underwood's sixth chart-topper here overall.
There's no change at the top of Billboard's rock charts; Weezer is No. 1 on Modern Rock with "Pork & Beans" for a sixth week, and Disturbed's "Inside the Fire" tops Mainstream Rock for a sixth as well.