Timberlake Still Tops, Akon Sets Hot 100 Record
Showing no sign of slipping, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" retains its lead on the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week and fronts the Pop 100 for a fifth. Meanwhile, the singer's new single, "My Love"Showing no sign of slipping, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" retains its lead on the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week and fronts the Pop 100 for a fifth. Meanwhile, the singer's new single, "My Love" featuring T.I., starts its run into the top 10 of the chart, rising 25-16. "My Love" is also the chart's greatest airplay gainer.
However, "SexyBack" loses the No. 1 spot on the Hot Digital Songs chart to the Fray's "How To Save a Life," which rises one rung as the two cuts swap positions.
A record is broken this week on the Hot 100, as Akon achieves the largest climb in the chart's 48-year-history with "Smack That" featuring Eminem, which rockets 95-7. The song's monstrous leap is fueled by its No. 6 debut on Hot Digital Songs with 67,000 copies sold. The 88-spot jump bests the 86-4 move by Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron and Andrew Seeley's "Breaking Free" in February.
Elsewhere on the Hot 100, "How To Save a Life" falls 3-4 while Ludacris' "Money Maker" featuring Pharrell warms the No. 2 spot, Hinder's "Lips of an Angel" ascends 5-3 and Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" rises 6-5.
Fergie's "London Bridge" falls 4-6, while Jibbs' "Chain Hang Low" sticks to No. 8, Nickelback's "Far Away" jumps 11-9 and Chingy's "Pullin' Me Back" featuring Tyrese drops 9-10 to round out the Hot 100's top tier.
Nelly Furtado's "Maneater" is the Hot 100's greatest sales gainer, rising 37-30, and the top debut belongs to "Weird Al" Yankovic's "White & Nerdy" (No. 28), a parody of Chamillionaire's "Ridin'." Yankovic also earned his highest charting album ever this week, as "Straight Outta Lynwood" bowed at No. 10 on The Billboard 200.
Also debuting on the Hot 100 are Janet Jackson's "So Excited" featuring Khia (No. 90), Nickelback's "Rockstar" (No. 94), Akon's "I Wanna Love You" featuring Snoop Dogg (No. 95), the All-American Rejects' "It Ends Tonight" (No. 97), Cherish's "Unappreciated" (No. 98) and Christina Aguilera's "Hurt" (No. 100).
After reclaiming the pole position on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Janet Jackson and Nelly's "Call on Me" descends to No. 6 on the chart, as Chris Brown's "Say Goodbye" climbs three rungs to the top.
Paulina Rubio's "Ni Una Sola Palabra" notches a third week atop Hot Latin Songs while Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten" remains atop Adult Contemporary for a fifth.
On Hot Country Songs chart, Josh Turner's "Would You Go With Me" seizes the peak position from George Strait's "Give It Away," which drops to No. 3 after two weeks atop the chart.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Tell Me" holds at No. 1 on the Modern Rock tally for a fourth week and Stone Sour's "Through Glass" leads Mainstream Rock for the same span.