'Confessions' Tops Singles Chart Again
Once again Usher finds himself in the familiar position of being on top of Billboard's Hot 100. "Confessions Part II," his third single to hold the post this year, starts a second consecutive week atOnce again Usher finds himself in the familiar position of being on top of Billboard's Hot 100. "Confessions Part II," his third single to hold the post this year, starts a second consecutive week at No. 1 on the singles tally, and extends the artist's time on top to 21 non-consecutive weeks.
Last week, the third single from his latest LaFace/Zomba set, "Confessions," replaced second single "Burn" in the top slot. "Burn" holds tight in the No. 3 spot for the second week.
As reported yesterday, "Confessions" is sitting at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 for the sixth week in a row. The album -- which had a eight-week run on top of that chart -- has yet to fall below the No. 3 mark in 17 chart weeks. Not since Britney Spears' "Oops!...I Did It Again" (Jive) in 2000 has an album accomplished such a streak.
Splitting Usher's chart-topping cuts on the Hot 100 for a second week is Juvenile's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim. The track from his latest Cash Money/Universal set "Juve the Great" also trails "Confessions Part II" on the Hot 100 Airplay list at No. 2 for the second week.
Terror Squad continues its ascent on the Hot 100, moving 7-4 with "Lean Back," while Alicia Keys's "If I Ain't Got You" and Nina Sky's "Move Ya Body" featuring Jabba stay at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.
After three weeks at No. 4, Hoobastank's "The Reason" falls to No. 7 as Kevin Lyttle climbs one spot to No. 8 with "Turn Me On" featuring Spragga Benz. Lloyd Banks' "On Fire" drops 8-9 while Christina Milian jumps one to close out the top 10 with "Dip it Low."
Nelly's "My Place" featuring Jaheim is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio and takes a mighty 69-27 jump in its second week on the list. The lead single from his upcoming Fo' Reel/Universal album, "Suit," also moves 53-21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Houston's "I Like That" featuring Chingy, Nate Dogg & I20 gains 21-15 in its second week as the chart's greatest retail gainer. Also making notable advances this week is Jadakiss' "Why?" featuring Anthony Hamilton (52-36) and Young Buck's "Let Me In" (73-54).
Avril Lavigne grabs the chart's top debut at No. 70 with "My Happy Ending." It's the second single from her latest Arista set "Under My Skin," which debuted at No. 1 of The Billboard 200 in May and is No. 6 in its eighth week on the chart.
Also debuting this week is Big & Rich's "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" (No. 75), Andy Griggs' "She Thinks She Needs Me" (No. 76), R. Kelly's "U Saved Me" (No. 77), Three Days Grace's "Just Like You" (No. 79), Shawnna's "Shake That Sh**" featuring Ludacris (No. 94) and Ryan Cabrera's "On the Way Down" (No. 99).
Modest Mouse's "Float On" ends the four-week reign of Velvet Revolver's "Slither" atop Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally. Modest Mouse is the first act to hit No. 1 on that chart with a debut appearance since Trapt's "Headstrong" topped the list for five weeks in May and June of 2003.
Though "Slither" falls to No. 2 on the Modern Rock chart, it remains at the top of the Mainstream Rock Tracks list for the seventh week. On the country front, Tim McGraw corrals his third week atop Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "Live Like You Were Dying."