Mario Adds Another Billboard No. 1
For a seventh straight week, Mario holds the Billboard Hot 100 crown with "Let Me Love You" and with the same song, becomes the first artist to top Billboard's new Pop 100 Airplay list. Making its debFor a seventh straight week, Mario holds the Billboard Hot 100 crown with "Let Me Love You" and with the same song, becomes the first artist to top Billboard's new Pop 100 Airplay list.
Making its debut this week, the chart bows alongside Billboard's Pop 100, both aimed to track songs that have become mass-appeal mainstream hits. The Hot 100's No. 2 song for a sixth week, Ciara's "1, 2 Step" featuring Missy Elliott, is the Pop 100's inaugural chart-topper.
Among the things to note about this week's Hot 100 are that the "last week" rank on the chart reflects the list's new formula, rather than the ranks published under the old methodology. This provides a better look on how each song is progressing when factoring in the new formula.
Therefore, instead of moving up one from the previous week's chart, Destiny's Child's "Soldier" is steady at its adjusted position at No. 3, while the listing for Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" shows it holding at No. 4, rather than jumping there from No. 11.
"Boulevard" remains on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks list for a 10th week and the Mainstream Rock Tracks tally for a sixth. As it is also the Hot Digital Songs king for the fifth week, the track is one of the singles to benefit from the infusion of digital sales to the Hot 100 mix.
Previously, the chart only reflected multi-format radio audience impressions compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems with sales of retail-available singles. With the inclusion of paid downloads, many digital-friendly acts see big chart gains this week.
However, many of the Hot 100 titles in the top 10 remain similar to recent weeks, with Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz's "Lovers and Friends" featuring Usher and Ludacris at No. 5 and the Game's "How We Do" featuring 50 Cent at No. 6.
The Game and 50 Cent also bow at No. 85 with "Hate It or Love It," giving 50 his fifth current Hot 100 single. He trails himself at No. 7 with "Disco Inferno" and has the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which is up to No. 30. He also has a featured credit on Eminem's "Encore," which falls to No. 71 this week.
Snoop Dogg is at No. 8 with "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, while Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" benefits from the Hot 100's addition of digital sales and takes the No. 9 post. Clarkson is a double top-10 star with "Breakaway" at No. 10.
Usher's latest single "Caught Up," which is knocking on the door of the top tier at No. 11, is the Hot 100's greatest digital sales gainer.
Hip-hop newcomer Natalie takes this week's hot shot debut honors at No. 80 with "Goin Crazy." Also debuting this week is Queens Of The Stone Age's "Little Sister" (No. 89), Andy Griggs' "If Heaven" (No. 90), Lifehouse's "You and Me" (No. 92), Fantasia's "Baby Mama" (No. 99) and Amerie's "1 Thing" (No. 100).
On Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, Rascal Flatts' "Bless the Broken Road" moves 3-1 to end the one-week reign of Brad Paisley's "Mud on the Tires," which falls to No. 2.