Janet Jackson and Destiny’s Child have now dominated the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for the past six weeks. On the latest chart, Jackson’s “All for You” maintains its grip on No. 1, while Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor” is right behind at No. 2. Meanwhile, Destiny’s Child’s Columbia album makes a mighty debut on The Billboard 200, selling about 663,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.
Jackson and Destiny’s Child will be challenged next weel on the Hot 100, where “Lady Marmalade” continues to soar. The Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott-produced cover version, featuring Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink, rises three slots to No. 3 and is this week’s fastest-growing track at radio.
Madonna’s “What it Feels Like for a Girl” has another powerful week, rocketing 46-23. The song is the fastest-growing track at retail in its third week on the chart, and should continue to rise as the artist’s world tour draws near.
This week’s top debut is “Lil Romeo’s “My Baby,” which shoots straight to No. 33 on the Hot 100. The cut fares even better on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, where it opens at No. 1, and rockets 36-2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally. Other noteworthy debuts on the Hot 100 include Jessica Simpson’s “Irresistible” at No. 69, Dave Matthews Band’s “The Space Between” at No. 79, and Redman’s “Let’s Get Dirty (I Can’t Get in da Club)” featuring DJ Kool at No. 97.
A couple of other tracks post impressive gains on the Hot 100 this week. Eve’s “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” featuring Gwen Stefani jumps 42-27, and Lil’ Mo’s “Superwoman Pt. II” featuring Fabolous climbs 34-24. City High, after enjoying six weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Singles chart with “What Would You Do?,” finally cracks the top-10 of the Hot 100, skipping two slots to No. 9.
As reported yesterday, the Destiny’s Child album, “Survivor,” sets a career mark for the trio with its whopping debut. Unsurprisingly, the album debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, knocking Jackson’s “All for You” down to No. 2.
Elsewhere on The Billboard 200, Stevie Nicks’ “Trouble in Shangri-La” (Reprise) makes a potent debut at No. 5, while Eden’s Crush’s “Pop Stars” (London/Sire) coasts right to No. 6.
Tim McGraw, despite experiencing a 47% drop in sales, holds for a second week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with “Set This Circus Down” (Curb). Also, Montgomery Gentry’s “Carrying On” (Columbia) has a fine debut at No. 6. Over on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, Brooks & Dunn’s “Ain’t Noting ‘Bout You” sails into a sixth straight week at No. 1.
Things are heating up on Billboard’s rock airplay charts. Tool’s “Schism,” the first single from the heavy rock act’s forthcoming Volcano album “Lateralus” (due May 15), debuts at No. 11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and at No. 19 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Blink-182’s “The Rock Show,” the first single from the album “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket,” due in June from MCA, lands at No. 28 on Modern Rock Tracks, followed by Radiohead’s “I Might Be Wrong” at No. 31.
Pearl Jam’s concert film “Touring Band 2000” (Epic) debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Music Videos chart, having sold more than 32,500 copies in DVD and VHS form. The group’s only prior video release, “Single Video Theory,” debuted at No. 2 on Top Music Videos in 1998.