Paul 'Busy' Fending Off 50 Cent's 'Questions'
Sean Paul's "Get Busy" leads Billboard's Hot 100 for a third straight week. Even so, the reggae-influenced track still has its work cut out for it as 50 Cent's "21 Questions" is close behind at No. 2,Sean Paul's "Get Busy" leads Billboard's Hot 100 for a third straight week. Even so, the reggae-influenced track still has its work cut out for it as 50 Cent's "21 Questions" is close behind at No. 2, and continues to best "Get Busy" on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop charts. "21 Questions" leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally and the Hot Rap Tracks chart for a fourth-straight week.
"I Know What You Want" from Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey featuring the Flipmode Squad makes the biggest strides in the top-10 this week. The track jumps 6-4 on the Hot 100 and is up 3-2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Kid Rock's "Picture" featuring Sheryl Crow/Allison Moorer is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail, and holds steady at No. 10 on the chart. The top-selling single in the U.S. for the fourth-straight week is "God Bless the U.S.A." from the second-season "American Idol" finalists, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Monica's "So Gone" is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio and is up 36-21 on the chart. The track has shot to the top-25 in just five weeks, and has already reached the top-10 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart with a 13-9 move this week. Her album, "After the Storm," is due June 17 from J Records.
Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z is the Hot 100's top debut, arriving at No. 58. The cut also lands at No. 26 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, the highest debut on that tally since TLC's "No Scrubs" entered at No. 25 in February 1999. As previously reported, "Dangerously in Love," the first solo album from the Destiny's Child singer, will be released on July 8 via Columbia.
Other notable Hot 100 entries include Jeff Bates' "The Love Song" (No. 73), Train's "Calling All Angels" (No. 74), Shania Twain's "Forever and for Always" (No. 75), and the first Hot 100 single from the White Stripes, "Seven Nation Army" (No. 76).
Audioslave's "Like a Stone" maintains its domination on Billboard's rock airplay charts. It tops the Modern Rock Tracks chart for the second-straight week and the Mainstream Rock Tracks tally for a sixth-straight week. On the Hot 100, the cut holds steady at No. 31.
Randy Travis' "Three Wooden Crosses' jumps 4-1 to claim the crown on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup. It's the 16th chart-topper for the veteran artist, and it leads the No. 2 cut, Tim McGraw's "She's My Kind of Rain," by just a handful of spins at radio.