Fresh from news of a slew of Grammy nominations, Destiny’s Child celebrate a ninth week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 for the single “Independent Women Part I.” The Columbia single is also in its ninth week on top of Billboard’s Hot 100 Airplay tally, and is at No. 3 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
The MCA single “It Wasn’t Me” by Shaggy Featuring Ricardo “Rikrok” Ducent continues to climb this week, moving up one to the No. 2 post, bouncing teen act Dream’s “He Love You Not” (Bad Boy/Arista) down to No. 3. Dream, who spent part of 2000 on the road with the likes of ‘N Sync and Britney Spears, will on Jan. 23 release its debut album, “It Was All A Dream.”
Faith Hill’s “The Way You Love Me” (Warner Bros.) — nominated for a best country song Grammy — gained the most airplay for the week, and moves up one to No. 6 on the Hot 100. Tamia’s album cut “Stranger In My House” (Elektra) is the week’s top debut at No. 79. Arista singles from Dido (“Thank You,” No. 80) and Koffee Brown (“After Party,” No. 98) are the only other debuts on the chart this week.
As reported yesterday, the Beatles’ No. 1 hits set “1” (Apple/Capitol) is enjoying a fifth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The set, which is also No. 1 on the Top Internet Album Sales chart, has sold more than 5 million copies in the U.S. in just seven weeks.
The latest installment in the hits compilation series “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 5” (Sony/Zomba/Universal/EMI) is the best-selling U.S. release in the series, according to Sony. Released in November, the set has sold over 3.15 million copies, passing the 2.5 million mark achieved by “NOW 4.” In July, that set became the first album of previously released material to hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200.
The R&B/hip-hop fueled Hollywood soundtrack to “Save The Last Dance” is the top debut on that chart, pulling in at No. 76. The MTV/Paramount film, staring Sean Patrick Harris and Julia Stiles, opens Friday (Jan. 5) nationally.
Snoop Dogg’s No Limit album “Tha Last Meal” is at No. 1 for a second week on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, while on the Hot Rap Singles chart, Snoop Dogg Presents Doggy’s Angels Featuring Latoya’s “Baby If You’re Ready” (Doggy Style/TVT) is in its eighth week at No. 1. Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)” (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) advances one position to the top of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Multiple Grammy nominee Tim McGraw’s “Greatest Hits” (Curb) spends a third week on top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The artist also logs his fifth week on top of the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with the album cut “My Next Thirty Years.”