Usher Notches Another No. 1 Single
Usher replaces himself on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the second time in two months as "Confessions Part II" shoots 2-1 this week. The third single from his LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" supplanUsher replaces himself on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the second time in two months as "Confessions Part II" shoots 2-1 this week. The third single from his LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" supplants second single "Burn," which falls to No. 3 after a non-consecutive eight-week stint at No. 1.
In May, "Burn" ended the 12-week run of Usher's "Yeah!" featuring Lil' Jon and Ludacris at the top of the Hot 100. The one-week interruption of Fantasia's debut chart-topper "I Believe" three weeks ago prevented Usher from joining the Beatles as the only act with three successive Hot 100 No. 1s. Nonetheless, Usher becomes the first artist to accomplish that feat on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay tally as "Confessions Part II" also claims that chart's top spot this week.
Back on the Hot 100, Juvenile is hot on Usher's trail. On the heels of yesterday's announcement of a new deal with Atlantic Records, his single "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim climbs 3-2. The cut is drawn from Juvenile's latest album, "Juve the Great," which marks the end of his stint with Cash Money/Universal.
Hoobastank's "The Reason" and Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You" hold at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, for the third week, while Nina Sky's "Move Ya Body" featuring Jabba jumps 7-6.
Terror Squad's "Lean Back" shoots 12-7 on the Hot 100 and ousts "Confessions Part II" as it ascends to the top of the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks list.
Lloyd Banks' "On Fire" -- from his Billboard 200 chart-topping solo debut album "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope) -- moves up one to No. 8. Kevin Lyttle also gains a spot with "Turn Me On" featuring Spragga Benz at No. 9, while Petey Pablo's "Freek-A-Leek" falls 8-10 to close out the top 10.
Christina Milian has her sights on the top tier with "Dip It Low." The single rises 20-11 and is the chart's greatest gainer at radio. Houston's "I Like That" featuring Chingy, Nate Dogg & I20 is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail and moves up five slots to No. 21.
"She Will Be Loved," the third single from Maroon 5's "Songs About Jane" (Octone/J) is the Hot 100's top debut at No. 50. First single "Harder To Breathe" peaked at No. 18, while "This Love" made it all the way to No. 5.
Also debuting this week is Finger Eleven's "One Thing" (No. 67), Nelly's "My Place" featuring Jaheim (No. 69), Keith Urban's "Days Go By" (No. 72), Young Buck's "Let Me In" (No. 73) and Linkin Park's "Breaking the Habit" (No. 74).
Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" spends its second week atop Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart while Velvet Revolver shows no willingness to let go of its stranglehold on Billboard's rock airplay charts. The group's debut single, "Slither," is No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks list for a sixth week and the Modern Rock Tracks tally for a fourth.