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Leona Lewis Scores First U.S. No. 1 Hit
Already a chart-topper in her native U.K., Leona Lewis scores her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Bleeding Love," which zooms 8-1. She's the first female to take her inauguralAlready a chart-topper in her native U.K., Leona Lewis scores her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Bleeding Love," which zooms 8-1. She's the first female to take her inaugural single to the top of this tally since Fergie's "London Bridge" in 2006.
"Bleeding Love" is also No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs after selling 219,000 downloads, up 82%. Last week's Hot 100 No. 1, Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy, drops to No. 2 but is still the fastest growing track at radio.
Ray J and Yung Berg's "Sexy Can I" jumps 7-3, while Chris Brown's "With You" falls 2-4. Sara Bareilles' "Love Song" slips 4-5, Jordin Sparks' "No Air" featuring Chris Brown holds at No. 6 and Flo Rida's "Low" featuring T-Pain is down 3-7. Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" falls 5-8.
Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major explodes 85-9, the biggest leap of the year. It also opens at No. 2 on Hot Digital Songs with 143,000 downloads. Lil Mama's "Shawty Get Loose" rises 19-10 to round out the Hot 100's top tier.
The chart's top debut comes from Flo Rida's "Roll" featuring Sean Kingston at No. 61. Also new this week is Madonna's "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake at No. 68, which charts solely on airplay. The cut will likely enjoy a big jump next week after first-week digital sales are incorporated.
On Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Keyshia Cole's "I Remember" is No. 1 for a seventh week, and Alan Jackson's "Small Town Southern Man" remains atop Hot Country Songs for a second frame.
Foo Fighters' "Long Road To Ruin" is No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart for a sixth week, while Puddle Of Mudd's "Psycho" leads Mainstream Rock for a seventh. Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Possess Your Heart" is the top debut on Modern Rock at No. 33.