After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surrender the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 to Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee. The hip-hop threesome jumps 3-1 on the chart as the Destiny’s Child singer’s “Crazy in Love” featuring Jay-Z falls to No. 2. “Shake Ya Tailfeather” is the fifth multi-artist title to reach No. 1 this year.
The lead single from the Bad Boy/Universal’s “Bad Boys II” soundtrack, “Shake Ya Tailfeather” climbed to the top spot in 11 weeks. With no commercial single available, the cut ascended to the peak on airplay alone and has been earning more radio play in crossover markets than urban markets. The song is up 7-5 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and 5-4 on the Hot Rap Tracks tally.
Don’t feel too sorry for Beyoncé, however, as she earns her second top-10 hit on the Hot 100 as a solo artist this week with “Baby Boy.” Also from her debut Columbia album “Dangerously in Love,” the cut featuring Sean Paul skips 12-9 in just four weeks. The song is the Hot 100’s fastest-growing track at radio.
Hilary Duff continues to own the top selling single in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. “So Yesterday” is No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for a second-straight week. Yet, a lack of significant airplay keeps the song parked at No. 55 on the Hot 100. Look for Duff’s debut Buena Vista album to open near the top of next week’s Billboard 200.
Mary J. Blige scores the top debut on the Hot 100 at No. 73 with “Ooh!” The cut is up 37-25 on the R&B/Hip Singles & Tracks chart. Blige’s latest Geffen album, “Love & Life,” is expected to sell more than 250,000 copies this week, which could place it atop next week’s album chart.
Other notable debuts on the Hot 100 include Jagged Edge’s “Walked Outta Heaven” (No. 76), Marques Houston’s “Clubbin” featuring Joe Budden and Pied Piper (No. 81), Ludacris’ “Stand Up” featuring Shawnna (No. 84) and “I Love This Bar” from Toby Keith (No. 85).
The chart’s fastest-growing track at retail is Erykah Badu’s “Danger,” which is nestled at No. 93. The song has already been embraced by urban radio and holds at No. 40 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Alan Jackson’s duet with Jimmy Buffett “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” cruises to its fifth-straight week on top of Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup. The song is slowly becoming a hit on crossover radio as well, as it moves 19-17 this week on the Hot 100.
On Billboard’s rock airplay charts, there’s little change again this week. Linkin Park’s “Faint” is No. 1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart for a fifth-straight week, and Staind’s “So Far Away” posts a fourth consecutive week atop the Mainstream Rock Tracks tally.