Mario's 'Love' Extends Chart Domination

After weeks of holding the No. 1 spot on five Billboard singles charts, Mario's "Let Me Love You" adds another to its tally this week.

After weeks of holding the No. 1 spot on five Billboard singles charts, Mario's "Let Me Love You" adds another to its tally this week. In addition to racking up five weeks on top of the Hot 100, Hot 100 Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Rhythmic Airplay and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts, the title ascends to the throne of Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart with a 3-1 move.

As Gavin DeGraw's "I Don't Want To Be" falls to No. 2, Mario's takeover of that chart marks the first time the Mainstream Top 40 airplay tally has hosted three consecutive No. 1 singles by a male artist. Before DeGraw, Nelly's "Over and Over" featuring Tim McGraw held the No. 1 position for 11 weeks.

Mario will perform "Let Me Love You" Jan. 24 on ABC's "The View" and make Feb. 5-6 appearances on Nickelodeon's "Teen Nick."

As Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" continues its domination of Billboard's rock and digital charts, the song jumps 11-8 on the Hot 100 to give the group its first career top 10 on the overall singles chart. "Boulevard" has been No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart for eight weeks and on top of the Mainstream Rock Tracks list for a fourth week; the song is also in its third week at the summit of the Hot Digital Songs tally.

As reported yesterday, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner Bros.) is No. 1 for a second consecutive week on The Billboard 200.

Back on the Hot 100, Ciara's "1, 2 Step" featuring Missy Elliott is No. 2 for a fourth week, while Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz's "Lovers and Friends" featuring Usher and Ludacris spends a second week in the No. 3 slot.

Destiny's Child's "Soldier" is still angling for the top with a 5-4 move in its 10th week on the chart, while Snoop Dogg's former No. 1, "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, continues its decline with a 4-5 fall.

50 Cent scores back-to-back Hot 100 singles this week as the featured artist on the Game's "How We Do" (9-6) and his own "Disco Inferno" (8-7). The latter is also the chart's greatest sales gainer.

Rounding out the top 10 is Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo," which drops 6-9, and Nelly's "Over and Over" featuring Tim McGraw, which falls 7-10.

Usher's "Caught Up" is the chart's fastest-growing track at radio and takes a 42-24 leap. The track also shoots 40-22 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay list.

Also making significant strides are Eminem's "Mockingbird" (51-26), Gwen Stefani's "Rich Girl" featuring Eve (50-28), John Legend's "Ordinary People" (65-48), Fantasia's "Truth Is" (73-51) and Trick Daddy's "Sugar (Gimme Some)" featuring Ludacris, Lil' Kim and Cee-Lo (100-85).

After an almost two-year absence, Mariah Carey returns to the Hot 100 with this week's top debut, "It's Like That," at No. 53. It's her highest-debuting Hot 100 song in almost five years. Carey made her first appearance on the chart in 1990 with "Vision of Love," which debuted at No. 73 and reached No. 1 in 10 weeks. Over the next decade, 15 Carey songs followed in its No. 1 footsteps.

Other Hot 100 debuts this week are Frankie J's "Obsession (No Es Amor)" (No. 63), Eminem's "Like Toy Soldiers" (No. 64), Jet's "Look What You've Done" (No. 70), Lee Ann Womack's "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" (No. 73) and Billy Dean's "Let Them Be Little" (No. 74).

On Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, Darryl Worley's "Awful, Beautiful Life" notches a second week at No. 1. The cut peaked at No. 30 on the Hot 100, where it is No. 33 this week.