Mario Trumps Snoop For Hot 100 No. 1
Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Let Me Love You." The track moves 2-1 to end the three-week reign of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, which slips to No. 2. "Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Let Me Love You." The track moves 2-1 to end the three-week reign of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, which slips to No. 2. "Let Me Love You" also trades places at No. 1 with Snoop's latest on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
While Ciara's "1,2 Step" stays steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100 for the second week, Destiny's Child's "Soldier" is making a rapid ascent up the chart. As the Hot 100's greatest gainer at radio, the song moves 7-4 this week. The trio's second current top 10 single, "Lose My Breath," remains at No. 9 for the second week.
Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz' "Lovers and Friends" featuring Usher and Ludacris rises 6-5, while Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" falls 4-6. Rounding out the top 10, Nelly's "Over and Over" featuring Tim McGraw drops 5-7, Ja Rule's "Wonderful" featuring Ashanti holds at No. 8 and Gavin DeGraw climbs 12-10 with "I Don't Want To Be."
Despite a 17-28 drop, N.O.R.E.'s "Oye Mi Canto" featuring Daddy Yankee, Nina Sky, Gem Star and Big Mato is this week's fastest-growing track at retail. Making notable gains position-wise are Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" (53-38), Keys' "Karma" (66-44) and Daddy Yankee's "Gasolina" (73-50).
At No. 74, Eminem's "Mockingbird" is the Hot 100's top debut. The latest single from the rapper's new album, "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope), edges out Big & Rich's "Holy Water," which enters at No. 75. Also debuting this week are Teena Marie's "A Rose By Any Other Name" featuring Gerald Levert (No. 97) and 2Pac's "Thugs Get Lonely Too" featuring Nate Dogg (No. 98).
Green Day not only tallies a fourth week on top of the Modern Rock Tracks list with "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," but also moves 3-1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks list with the track from its latest album, "American Idiot." The song ends Chevelle's two-week stint on top with "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)," which falls to No. 2.
On Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, Blake Shelton notches a second week at No. 1 with "Some Beach."