Jay Sean Leads Packed Hot 100 Top Five

Jay Sean Leads Packed Hot 100 Top Five

Jay Sean

As previously reported, Jay Sean has halted the Black Eyed Peas' record reign atop the Billboard Hot 100. Sean's debut single "Down," featuring Lil Wayne, crowns the list with a 2-1 jump.

Video: Jay Sean performs "Down" at the Billboard.com studios.

Video: Jay Sean talks about writing the hit "Down."

The Peas had held steady atop the Hot 100 for 26 consecutive weeks with "Boom Boom Pow" (12) and "I Gotta Feeling (14), smashing the prior mark of 19 straight frames in charge earned by Usher with two tracks in 2004. "Feeling" falls 1-5, the largest drop from the top since Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" dipped 1-6 on the chart dated July 5, 2008.

The battle for Hot 100 supremacy this week was extra fierce, as the chart's top five titles are separated by the tightest point margin in more than six years. Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A." pushes 3-2, while also reaching the top 10 on Radio Songs/Hot 100 Airplay (12-9). Jay-Z rebounds 4-3, with help from Rihanna and Kanye West, on "Run This Town," while Jason DeRulo ascends 5-4 with his debut effort, "Whatcha Say."

Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" takes Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a second week, popping 7-6. Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10 are Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" (6-7), Mariah Carey's "Obsessed" (9-8), Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" (8-9) and Jay Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" (10-10).

The Hot 100's Greatest Gainer/Digital award goes to Owl City's "Fireflies," which beams 24-11. On Digital Songs, The title jumps 13-5 (125,000 paid downloads, up 82%). Iyaz's "Replay" also makes a large Hot 100 leap (51-24) on the strength of a digital bump (67,000, up 51%).

Four songs from the cast of the Fox TV breakout hit "Glee" dot the Hot 100. The ensemble bounds 85-28 with its cover of Queen's 1977 classic "Somebody to Love" and scores the Hot Shot Debut at No. 51 with its update of Heart's 1987 No. 1 "Alone." Its remake of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' " re-enters at No. 76 after reaching No. 4 in June, and "Maybe This Time," featuring actress Kristin Chenoweth, opens at No. 88.

Other Hot 100 debuts include Foo Fighters' "Wheels" at No. 73. The first single from the band's "Greatest Hits," due Nov. 3, soars 11-2 on Rock Songs and 18-5 on Alternative Songs.

At No. 89, Kris Allen arrives with his first post-"American Idol" effort, "Live Like We Were Dying." He releases his debut album Nov. 17. Fellow pop-rock act Train returns to the Hot 100 for the first time since 2004, as "Hey, Soul Sister" starts at No. 98. The band launches a 28-city tour this month in support of its new album, "Save Me, San Francisco," due Oct. 27.