Ciara Keeps 'Goodies' Perched On Top
Ciara is holding court on top of Billboard's Hot 100, where she leads a quartet of acts that haven't budged in a month or more. The artist's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is No. 1 on the singles talCiara is holding court on top of Billboard's Hot 100, where she leads a quartet of hip-hop acts that haven't budged in a month or more. The Atlanta-based artist's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is No. 1 on the singles tally for the fourth week in a row.
In the same time frame, Terror Squad's "Lean Back" and Lil' Flip's "Sunshine" featuring Lea have held steadfast at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Nelly's "My Place" featuring Jaheim is still in the No. 4 slot, where it has rested for five weeks.
The month-long reign of "Goodies" marks the longest run at No. 1 of a non-Usher title this year. The single is the title track from Ciara's debut album, due Tuesday (Sept. 28) via Sho'nuff/Music Line/LaFace.
Already fronting a pair of top 10 Hot 100 tracks, Alicia Keys is threatening to make it a hat trick. The R&B artist's duet with Usher, "My Boo," rises 7-5, while "Diary" featuring Tony! Toni! Tone! jumps 9-8. Meanwhile, her single "If I Ain't Got You" rebounds 14-11; the song previously peaked at No. 4 in July.
Rounding out the top 10, Maroon5's "She Will Be Loved" falls 5-6, Ashlee Simpson's "Pieces of Me" drops 6-7, Avril Lavigne's "My Happy Ending" gains 13-9 and Akon's "Locked Up" featuring Styles P. spends its third week at No. 10. Making strides towards the top is the chart's fastest-growing song at radio, Destiny Child's "Lose My Breath," which jumps 30-12.
The Hot 100's top debut is Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell at No. 51. Also debuting is Switchfoot's "Dare You To Move" (No. 64), Ashlee Simpson's "Shadow" (No. 68), Lil Wayne's "Go D.J." (No. 71) and John Legend's "Used To Love U" (No. 97).
Dem Franchize Boyz' "White Tee's" is the chart's greatest retail gainer and moves up two slots on the Hot 100 to No. 82. The track is the first cut from the rap act's recently released self-titled Universal debut.
N.O.R.E.'s "Oye Mi Canto" featuring Daddy Yankee, Nina Sky, Gem Star & Big Mato continues to make big gains in its sixth week on the chart, moving 54-36, while Trick Daddy's "Let's Go (2004)" leaps 20 slots to No. 37. Other notable jumps include LL Cool J's "Hush" featuring Aurelius (69-49), J-Kwon's "You & Me" featuring Sadiyyah (71-58) and Nelly & Christina Aguilera's "Tilt Ya Head Back" (75-60).
Velvet Revolver takes over the top slot of Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart this week with its second single, "Fall to Pieces." The group is familiar with the top of this chart, where its debut single "Slither" spent nine weeks earlier this year. "Fall" ends the three-week reign of Linkin Park's "Breaking the Habit" which drops to No. 4.
Green Day logs a second week at No. 1 of the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks tally with "American Idiot," while Keith Urban is the Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart-topper for the third week with "Days Go By."