Leona Lewis Regains No. 1 On Hot 100
With help from "American Idol," Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" is back in the No. 1 spot on The Billboard Hot 100. Moving 2-1, the track replaces Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major, which fliWith help from "American Idol," Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" is back in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Moving 2-1, the track replaces Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major, which flip-flops with "Bleeding Love" after only one week on top. Lewis performed the song, this week's biggest digital sales gainer, last week during the elimination round on "Idol."
Meanwhile, "Lollipop" does find it's way to the top of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as it moves 3-1, becoming the chart's first rap single to reach No. 1 since Ludacris' "Money Maker" climbed to the top in October 2006.
Back on the big chart, Jordin Sparks' "No Air" featuring Chris Brown holds at No. 3 while Madonna's "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake rebounds 6-4, aided by this week's release of the album on which it appears, "Hard Candy." Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy falls 4-5 as "Sexy Can I" by Ray J & Yung Berg experiences an up-tick 7-6.
Mariah Carey, this week's Billboard 200 topper, sees her "Touch My Body" descend 5-7 while Sara Bareilles' "Love Song" keeps the No. 8 spot warm. Chris Brown's "Forever" is this week's Hot Shot Debut, bowing at No. 9. That achievement equals Yael Naim's "New Soul" for highest debut of 2008. Yet another Brown track, "With You," rounds out the top tier on the Hot 100, moving 9-10.
Jesse McCartney instantly gets his best Hot 100 peak by entering at No. 14 with "Leavin'." The single is culled from his forthcoming album "Departure," due May 20 via Hollywood. His previous peak came with the No. 16 high-water mark for "Beautiful Soul" in 2005.
Further down the chart, Lil Wayne's "A Milli" begins at No. 60 and Weezer earns its first song on the Hot 100 in two years with "Pork and Beans" at No. 84. Other debuts include Duffy's "Mercy" at No. 87, V.I.C.'s "Get Silly" at No. 92, G Unit's "I Like the Way She Do It" at No. 95, Ashlee Simpson's "Little Miss Obsessive" featuring Tom Higgenson at No. 96 and The-Dream's "I Luv Your Girl" at No. 97.
On Hot Country Songs, George Strait stays put at No. 1 for a second week with "I Saw God Today." Seether follows suit with "Rise Above This," holding tight on top also for a second week. 3 Doors Down is No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock tally for a third week with "It's Not My Time."
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