Janet & Destiny's Child Duke It Out For No. 1
It's an all female top-3 on The Billboard Hot 100, as Janet Jackson's "All for You" and Destiny's Child's "Survivor" respectively dominate the top two positions for a third straight week, and Dido's "It's an all female top-3 on The Billboard Hot 100, as Janet Jackson's "All for You" and Destiny's Child's "Survivor" respectively dominate the top two positions for a third straight week, and Dido's "Thank You" reaches a new peak position at No. 3. Althou gh she remains on top of the Hot 100, Jackson is ousted by Case's "Missing You" on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, falling back to No. 2 after a two-week run at the top.
The slight drop for "All for You" on the R&B chart comes one wee k ahead of the April 24 release of Jackson's Virgin album of the same name. This decline could be a good sign for Destiny's Child's quest to the top of the Hot 100, with the group's "Survivor" album due May 1 from Columbia and a retail single of the title track due May 15.
"Lady Marmalade" jumps 29-17 on the Hot 100, thanks, in part, to heavy rotation of MTV's "Making the Video" special. The Missy Elliott-produced track, performed by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink, is this week's fastest-growing track at radio.
This week's fastest-growing track at retail is City High's "What Would You Do?," which skips 25-20. The Fugees-inspired hip-hop cut is enjoying its fourth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart and posts a slight gain on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, moving 20-15
This week's top debut on the Hot 100 is Brad Paisley's "Two People Fell in Love" at No. 79. The track also rises three slots to No. 15 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Other notab le debuts on the Hot 100 include Eve's "Let Me Blow Your Mind" featuring No Doubt's Gwen Stefani at No. 80; Limp Bizkit's "My Way" at No. 81; Phil Vassar's "Rose Bouquet" at No. 83; and Alan Jackson's "When Somebody Loves You" at No. 84.
As reported yesterday (April 18), the sixth volume of the various artists compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!" sold more than 546,700 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan, to post a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The top-10 sees two big rebounds, with Aaron Carter's Jive release, "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)," flying 15-4, and Dream's "It Was All a Dream" (Bad Boy/Arista) shooting 21-7. DIY folk-rocker Ani DiFranco owns this week's top debut at No. 50 with "Revelling/Reckoning" (Righteous Babe). The two-disc set opens at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart.
The film may be a box-office disappointment, but the soundtrack to the campy update of "Josie and the Pussycats" is doing just fine. The album, featuring the vocals of former Letters to Cleo frontwoman Kay Hanley, guitar work by Matthew Sweet, and the production of Babyface and Ivy's Adam Schlesinger, rockets 82-16 in its third week on The Billboard 200.
Tupac Shakur's "Until the End of Time" (Amaru/Death Row/Interscope) holds steady at No. 2 on that chart, and settles in for a third week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally. Rapper Slimm Calhoun's "The Skinny" (Aquemini/Elektra) makes a strong debut on the chart at No. 15.
The soundtrack to the Coen Brothers' "O Brother Where Art Thou?" (Mercury) loses its grip on No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart to another soundtrack: the LeAnn Rimes-fueled "Coyote Ugly" (Curb) which returns to No. 1 for an eighth, non-consecutive, week. On Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks tally, Brooks and Dunn's "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" knocks Jessica Andrews' "Who Am I" down to No. 3 in its move to the top of the chart.
Staind has command of Billboard's Modern and Mainstream Rock charts with its latest single, "It's Been a While." The song knocks Incubus' "Drive," which was No. 1 for eight straight weeks on the Mainstream Rock Tracks, down to No. 2.