Beyonce Dominates Billboard Charts
Destiny's Child's Beyonce claims the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100, as her "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z jumps 3-1 ends the two-week run of Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night." The cut is drawn froDestiny's Child's Beyonce claims the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100, as her "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z jumps 3-1 ends the two-week run of Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night." The cut is drawn from Beyonce's Music World/Columbia debut, "Dangerously in Love," which is No. 1 on The Billboard 200. "Crazy" is also No. 2 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks roundup, trailing in urban markets to Monica's "So Gone."
"Crazy in Love" overtakes Lil' Kim's "Magic Stick" featuring 50 Cent as the most-played song in crossover markets. Aiken's "This Is the Night" remains the top-selling single in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Crazy in Love" is not available at retail, and ascended to the top of the Hot 100 on airplay alone.
Chingy's "Right Thurr," however, is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail and radio. Thanks to the gains, the song jumps 15-9. On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally, the single skips 7-5.
Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Michelle Branch's "Are You Happy Now?" hops 31-28, giving the artist her fifth top-30 cut. The song is a major hit on Billboard's Adult Top 40 tracks chart, where it's up to No. 7 this week.
The top debut on the Hot 100 is Brian McComas' "99.9% Sure (I've Never Been Here Before)," which lands at No. 77. The only other entry on the Hot 100 is Tim McGraw's "Real Good Men," which arrives at No. 78.
Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett climb 53-45 on the Hot 100 with "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere." The song is up 14-7 in its fourth week on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup, making it only the second song this year to reach that chart's top-10 in less than one month (Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?" reached the top-10 in three weeks in March). Toby Keith's duet with Willie Nelson "Beer for My Horses" leads the country chart for the fifth-straight week.
The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" is up 3-1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks airplay chart, giving the Detroit duo its first No. 1. The band's "Fell in Love With a Girl" peaked at No. 12 on Modern Rock Tracks last spring.
Chevelle's "Send the Pain Below" moves 2-1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks count, ending the 12-week reign of Audioslave's "Like a Stone." It's Chevelle's first chart-topper; the group's "The Red" hit No. 3 on this survey in February.