50 Cent Rings Up No. 1 Single
50 Cent may have lost the top slot on The Billboard 200 to R. Kelly, but his single "In Da Club" claims the No. 1 post this week on Billboard's Hot 100. The cut knocks Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" fe50 Cent may have lost the top slot on The Billboard 200 to R. Kelly, but his single "In Da Club" claims the No. 1 post this week on Billboard's Hot 100. The cut knocks Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" featuring LL Cool J to No. 2 after four weeks on top. "In Da Club" is besting "All I Have" at radio, and continues to outperform the song in urban markets, as the cut is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for a fifth-straight week.
Additionally, "In Da Club" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks chart, and the 50 Cent reign doesn't end there. His "8 Mile" soundtrack single "Wanksta" is steady at No. 14 on the Hot 100, and No. 8 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, where he currently has six songs listed. Further down that tally, he has "Realest Niggaz" featuring Notorious B.I.G. at No. 33, and "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg as the urban chart's top entry at No. 59. 50 Cent's "Love Iz" is No. 81, while "Patiently Waiting" featuring Eminem is No. 82.
Back on the Hot 100, Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" jumps 6-5, and is the chart's fastest-growing track at retail. Even so, Kid Rock's "Picture" featuring Sheryl Crow/Allison Moorer is the country's best-selling single and continues to control Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart.
The top debut on the Hot 100 is "I Know What You Want" from Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey featuring the Flipmode Squad. The track glides 38-27 this week on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks roundup. Other Hot 100 newcomers are Marques Houston's "That Girl" (No. 64), Fabolous' "Can't Let You Go" (No. 73), Foo Fighters' "Times Like These" (No. 75), B2K's "Girlfriend" (No. 82), Choppa's "Choppa Style" featuring Master P (No. 95), and Kelly Rowland's "Can't Nobody" (No. 98).
Movers on the Hot 100 include Lil' Kim's "The Jump Off" featuring Mr. Cheeks jumping 43-27, Sean Paul's "Get Busy" ascending 65-46, and Vivian Green's "Emotional Rollercoaster" bouncing 75-49. All three of those titles are all in the top-20 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Fresh from her five Grammy wins, Norah Jones' "Don't Know Why" glides 41-36, giving her a new peak position on the Hot 100. The track should rise higher next week when it realizes the full benefits of the post-Grammy buzz.
The Dixie Chicks' "Travelin' Soldier" surges 6-2 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks tally, but is held at bay by Blake Shelton's "The Baby," which remains No. 1 for the third-straight week. Further down, Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" opens at No. 56, giving him his first single on the country chart in more than 12 years.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Can't Stop" jumps 2-1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally, displacing Queen Of The Stone Age's "No One Knows" after a four-week run on top. On the Mainstream Rock Tracks tally, 3 Doors Down's "When I'm Gone" holds the No. 1 position for a 15th straight week.