50 Cent Challenges Himself On Hot 100
50 Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on the top slot of Billboard's Hot 100, once again fending off R. Kelly's "Ignition." Oddly enough, one of the emerging challengers looking to topple the now50 Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on the top slot of Billboard's Hot 100, once again fending off R. Kelly's "Ignition." Oddly enough, one of the emerging challengers looking to topple the now eight-week reign of "In Da Club" comes from 50 Cent himself. His latest single, "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg, jumps 10-5 on the tally as it benefits from a major spike in radio play.
"21 Questions" is also up 5-2 this week on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, swapping places with former chart topper "In Da Club." Sean Paul's "Get Busy" has the new lead on the R&B/Hip-Hop tally, coasting 4-1 as last week's chart leader, Jay-Z's "Excuse Me Miss," stumbles to No. 7.
"I Know What You Want" from Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey with the Flipmode Squad is one of two newcomers in the top-10 of the Hot 100, hopping 11-8 on the chart. The track also jumps 7-4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally.
Also making Hot 100 waves is Fabolous' "Can't Let You Go" featuring Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo, which is the chart's fastest-growing track at radio. The song jumps 15-10 on the Hot 100 and has an even greater jump on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, where it moves 10-6 this week.
While Kid Rock's "Picture" featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer remains the top-selling single in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, Madonna's "American Life" is the Hot 100's fastest growing track at retail, and the single shoots 67-37 on the chart.
The top debut on the Hot 100 this week is Monica's "So Gone" at No. 66. Other notable newcomers include R. Kelly's "Snake" featuring Big Tigger at No. 69, Staind's "Price To Pay" at No. 70, and Avril Lavigne's "Losing Grip" at No. 71. The latter is the fourth charting cut off of Lavigne's Arista debut, "Let Go."
Darryl Worley's pro-war anthem "Have You Forgotten?" continues to rule country radio, and leads Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for a fourth week. Kenny Chesney's "Big Star" is gaining in radio play, and moves up 3-2 on the list.
Linkin Park's "Somewhere I Belong" tops Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally for a third week, while Audioslave's "Like a Stone" leads Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for a second.