Kingston Still 'Beautiful' Atop Hot 100
Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" begins a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, and its three closest competitors all hold their positions from last week: Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" at No. 2, TSean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" begins a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, and its three closest competitors all hold their positions from last week: Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" at No. 2, Timbaland's "The Way I Are" featuring Keri Hilson at No. 3 and Plain White T's' "Hey There Delilah" at No. 4.
But the big news this week is the arrival of six tracks from Disney's "High School Musical 2," the soundtrack from which debuted yesterday (Aug. 22) at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens' "You Are the Music in Me" is the top seller (60,000) of nine "HSM 2" tracks on Hot Digital Songs and the Hot 100's top debut at No. 38.
Cast track "What Time Is It" moves 35-33 and sells a combined 63,000 units (60% digital downloads and 40% physical singles). In the Feb. 11, 2006, issue, the premiere of the first "HSM" brought nine songs to the Hot 100 and eight to Hot Digital Songs.
Back in the top 10, Kanye West's "Stronger" inches up 6-5, Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" jumps 11-6 to reach a new chart peak, T-Pain's "Bartender" featuring Akon holds at No. 7. Rihanna's "Umbrella" falls 5-8, Fabolous' "Make Me Better" featuring Ne-Yo remains at No. 9 and Hurricane Chris' "A Bay Bay" slides 9-10.
The chart's greatest digital gainer is the Jonas Brothers' "S.O.S.," which rockets 65-17 in its second week. J. Holiday's "Bed" is the fastest growing track at radio and enjoys a 42-24 increase. The lone non-"High School Musical" debuts this week come from Gym Class Heroes' "Clothes Off!!" at No. 46 and Carrie Underwood's "So Small" at No. 98.
On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Keyshia Cole scores her first No. 1 with "Let It Go" featuring Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim. Cole's prior peak here was No. 3 with "Love," and she has also guested on two 10 singles: Sean Paul's "(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me" (No. 5) and Diddy's "Last Night" (No. 7).
Kenny Chesney's "Never Wanted Nothing More" is No. 1 on Hot Country Songs for a fifth week. On that chart, the Eagles make their first appearance in 13 years with "How Long," the top debut at No. 44. It's the lead single from the veteran group's first studio album in 28 years, "Long Road Out of Eden," due Oct. 30. The set will initially be sold only at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores.
On Billboard's Modern Rock chart, the Foo Fighters' "The Pretender" jumps 3-1 to earn the group its fifth No. 1 hit there. Three Days Grace's "Never Too Late" is atop Mainstream Rock for a third week.