Destiny's Child Remains 'Independent' At No. 1
Fresh off winning best soul/R&B group at this week's American Music Awards, Destiny's Child continues its reign over The Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week in a row with "Independent Women Part 1."Fresh off winning best soul/R&B group at this week's American Music Awards, Destiny's Child continues its reign over The Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week in a row with "Independent Women Part 1." But with the chart's fastest growing track at radio, Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me" at No. 2, the run of "Independent Women" may be in jeopardy.
Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Lenny Kravitz's "Again" and Jennifer Lopez's "Love Don't Cost A Thing" (from her forthcoming Epic album "J. Lo") joins the top-10 at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively. Britney Spears' "Stronger" was the fastest growing track at retail, and catapults from No. 28 to No. 15 with 33, 000 units sold, according to SoundScan.
Ja Rule's "Put It On Me" lands the rapper his fourth consecutive top-40 single with a 46-27 climb. The chart's top debut, Sade's "By Your Side" (No. 75), reunites the singer with the Hot 100 after an eight-year absence. Other newcomers include Darryl Worley's "A Good Day To Run" at No. 76, Diamond Rio's "One More Day" at No. 78, and Ludacris' "Southern Hospitality" at No. 86.
As reported yesterday, the Beatles' "1" (Apple/Capitol) holds on to the No. 1 post on The Billboard 200 for the sixth consecutive week despite a 40% drop in sales to 269,000 units, according to SoundScan. This week's top-10 is relatively quiet, except for a 10-8 jump for Sade's "Lovers Rock" (Epic) and a 17-9 climb for Dido's "No Angel" (Arista). The latter album, which has spawned the hit singles "Thank You" and "Here With Me," debuted at No. 144 on The Billboard 200 way back on June 3.
On Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, Sara Evans' "Born To Fly" marks its first week at the top with a 3-1 jump. The chart welcomes a slew of new entries packed next to each other this week, led by Billy Ray Cyrus' "Burn Down The Trailer Park" at No. 54, Vince Gill's "Shoot Straight From The Heart" at No. 55, Phil Vassar's "Rose Bouquet" at No. 56, and Alison Moorer's "Think It Over" at No. 57.
Over on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart, Mos Def & Pharoahe Monche's "Oh No" featuring Nate Dogg rockets 8-1, while Eminem's side project D-12 rises 7-2 with "$#!* On You." 4th Avenue Jones's "R.E.S.P. E.C.T." is the top debut at No. 22, with Black Miss's "Loud And Clear" right behind at No. 23.
Jay-Z's "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me) holds onto the Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart's No. 1 post for the third week. Joe's "Stutter" leapfrogs 21-10 as the greatest gainer in sales. Right on its trail, Ja Rule's "Put It On Me" is this week's fastest growing track at radio at No. 13.