Are the wings of a "Butterfly" stronger than those of an "Angel?" That seems to be the case this week on The Billboard Hot 100. Crazy Town's "Butterfly" flutters its way to top spot for the second tim
Are the wings of a "Butterfly" stronger than those of an "Angel?" That seems to be the case this week on The Billboard Hot 100. Crazy Town's "Butterfly" flutters its way to top spot for the second time in three weeks, as last week's topper, Shaggy's "Angel" featuring Rayvon, drifts down to No. 3.
"Butterfly" better not get too comfortable on that top perch, however. Janet Jackson's "All For You," stopping for a breather at No. 2, continues its steady climb to the top. Tuesday saw the release of the single to retail, which is expected to quickly propel the song into the pole position. The track also cracks the top-10 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, squeaking its way in at No. 9.
Jackson's anticipated jump to No. 1 on the Hot 100 would make "All For You" the first single by a female artist to hit the top of that chart this year. The artist's much-anticipated Virgin album, also titled "All For You," is due April 24.
Meanwhile, Destiny's Child's "Survivor" shows no signs of dying. The single is this week's fastest-growing track at radio, skipping three slots to No. 4. The rest of the top-10 remain relatively unchanged from last week, with the exception of Joe's "Stutter" featuring Mystikal, which drops five slots to No. 9.
The Hot 100's highest debut is Jennifer Lopez' "Play," which arrives on the scene at No. 76. Other notable debuts include Ginuwine's "There It Is" at No. 82, Gary Allan's "Right Where I Need To Be" at No. 83, Barenaked Ladies' "Too Little Too Late" at No. 86, and Tyrese's "I Like Them Girls" at No. 87.
This week also sees massive gains by two hip-hop flavored R&B singles. The Fugees-inspired City High score the fastest-growing track at retail, as the group's "What Would You Do" rockets 84-38. City High also get a nice lift over on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, jumping 20-15, and hitting the peak of Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart.
Newcomer Olivia has a massive spring in her "Bizounce," which jolts 86-18. The track also posts an impressive gain on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally, shooting 41-4. Olivia's self-titled J Records album is due May 15.
As reported yesterday, Shaggy's "Hotshot" (MCA) narrowly fends off 112's "Part III" (Bad Boy/Arista) to hang on to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. "Hotshot" sold more than 188,000 copies, compared to "Part III's" 182,300, according to SoundScan. 112 did make Bad Boy chief Sean "Puffy" Combs proud by landing at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
There were three top-10 debuts in The Billboard 200, with Trick Daddy's "Thugs Are Us" (Atlantic) at No. 4, Jon B's "Pleasures U Like" (Epic) at No. 6, and Blackground's soundtrack to "Exit Wounds" at No. 8. On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, Trick Daddy, Jon B, and the "Exit Wounds" soundtrack come in at No. 2, 3, and 5, respectively.
Jessica Andrews' sophomore DreamWorks effort, "Who I Am," works its way to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, while the soundtrack to the Coen Brother's "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (Mercury) owns the top position for the seventh straight week on Billboard's Top Country Albums tally
Incubus' "Drive" is on cruise control, as it posts a sixth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, while 3 Doors Down makes a sprint to the top of Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks tally with "Duck And Run."
Buoyed by the single "Flavor Of The Weak," American Hi-Fi's self-titled Island debut secures No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, while Old 97's make a strong showing at No. 2 with "Satellite Rides" (Elektra), which was released last week with a bonus EP.