Despite 'Idols,' 50 Cent Still A Top-5 Presence
Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard may have knocked 50 Cent from his No. 1 perch on Billboard's Hot 100, yet the rapper still makes two appearances in the top-5. 5Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard may have knocked 50 Cent from his No. 1 perch on Billboard's Hot 100, yet the rapper still makes two appearances in the top-5. 50's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg had owned the top slot for four straight weeks, but is pushed to No. 3 on this week's chart.
He's also featured on Lil' Kim's "Magic Stick," which slips two positions to No. 5. Meanwhile, his track "P.I.M.P." is building steam further back in the chart, jumping 48-30 this week.
As reported yesterday, Aiken's "This Is the Night" (RCA) debuts at No. 1 and Studdard's "Flying Without Wings" (J Records) opens at No. 2. It's the first time in the 45-year history of the Hot 100 that the top two positions are new entries.
Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z is up 7-6 on the Hot 100, and is the chart's fastest-growing track at radio. From her forthcoming Columbia album "Dangerously in Love," due June 24, the song is also No. 5 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
The latest from R&B singer Monica, "After the Storm," will debut near the top of next week's Billboard 200. The album is projected to sell about 175,000 copies, and has been preceded by the hit single "So Gone." The cut is currently No. 11 on Billboard's Hot 100, and is leading Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the second-straight week.
"Right Thurr," the first single from Chingy's forthcoming Capitol album "Jackpot," due July 15, is the Hot 100's fasted growing track at retail. The cut moves 31-21 on the Hot 100, and 20-12 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Also making a leap is "Where Is the Love?" from Black Eyed Peas, which bounds 54-36.
Beyond the bows from the "American Idol" contestants, other debuts on the Hot 100 include Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee's "Shake Ya Tailfeather," from the soon to be released "Bad Boys II" soundtrack, at No. 66 and Pink's "Feel Good Time" featuring William Orbit at No. 69.
Ailing soul star Luther Vandross, whose J Records set "Dance With My Father" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, sees the album's title track land at No. 71 on the Hot 100. Simple Plan's "Addicted" is new at No. 73, and Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett's "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" debuts at No. 75.
Trapt's "Headstrong" tops Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally for the fifth-straight week, while Audioslave's "Like a Stone" make it an 11th week in a row on top of Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Toby Keith's duet with Willie Nelson, "Beer for My Horses," leads Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup for the third-straight week. Further down, Jackson and Buffet's "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" bolts 31-20, and is the first cut in 2002 reach the top-20 on the country chart in two weeks.