The Billboard Hot 100 has a new No. 1 for the second week in a row, as Shaggy’s “Angel” featuring Rayvon rises one position to send Crazy Town’s “Butterfly” fluttering back to the No. 2. The moves puts Shaggy in command of both the Hot 100 and The Billboard 200, where his “Hotshot” (MCA) regains the top crown from “Everyday,” the Dave Matthews Band’s RCA album that dethroned it at the start of the month.
This week also sees Eden’s Crush’s single “Get Over Yourself” rocket to No. 8 after selling 77,000 units, according to SoundScan, and reaching an audience of 5 million, according to Broadcast Data Systems. “Get Over Yourself” becomes the highest debut on the Hot 100 since Garth Brooks — playing the role of Chris Gaines — hit No. 5 with “All For You” in September 1999.
If you’ve never heard of Eden’s Crush, you likely haven’t watched the WB TV show “Popstars,” which spawned the female quintet. The reality-series girl group will release its debut Warner Bros. album, “Popstars,” on May 1.
Prior to the arrival of Eden’s Crush, Janet’s “All for You” was this year’s strongest Hot 100 debut. “All For You” shot in at No. 14 three weeks ago, and has since made a steady climb toward the top. The single rises three slots this week to No. 3, and continues its quest to become the first single by a female artist to reach No. 1 in 2001.
So far, Jennifer Lopez’s “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” has come closest to that distinction — peaking at No. 3, but subsequently falling to its current spot at No. 11. Dido’s “Thank You,” however, continues to head for the top, rising from No. 12 to a new high of No. 6. Dido also squeaks back into the top-5 on The Billboard 200, where her Arista album “No Angel” rebounds two positions to No. 4.
Back on the Hot 100, Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor” settles in at No. 7. The track, which was at No. 43 just two weeks ago, jumps up from No. 17, and is this week’s fastest-growing track at radio. The group’s new album is due in May on Columbia. Aerosmith, another Columbia artist, has this week’s fastest-growing track at retail, as “Jaded” jolts 16-9.
Other notable debuts on the Hot 100 include Tim McGraw’s “Grown Men Don’t Cry” at No. 70, and R. Kelly’s “Fiesta” featuring Jay-Z at No. 73.
As reported yesterday, Eric Clapton enjoys the week’s highest debut on The Billboard 200, slithering in at No. 5 with “Reptile” (Reprise) R&B singers Tank and Jaheim also crack the top-10 with their debut albums, “Force of Nature” (Blackground/Virgin) and “Ghetto Love” (Divine Mill/Warner Bros.), at No. 7 and 9, respectively. The sets also clock in at No. 1 and 2 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
On Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, Jagged Edge’s “Promise” ousts 112’s “It’s Over Now” from the top slot. Lil Bow Wow’s “Bow Wow (That’s My Name)” scores a fourth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, while Black Eyed Peas’ “Request Line” featuring Macy Gray sees a strong debut at No. 3. “Request Line” also comes in at No. 77 on the Hot 100.
Diamond Rio’s “One More Day” holds for a second week at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, while the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers’ “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (Mercury) has no problem finding No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums tally for a sixth straight week.
Incubus’ “Drive” cruises into a fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart, while Tantric’s “Breakdown” skirts to the top slot on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks tally in its 13th week.
St. Patrick’s Day was good to the Irish Tenors, as the vocal group’s “Ellis Island” (Music Matters) hits No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Hard rock act Clutch’s “Pure Rock Fury” (Atlantic) makes its debut at No. 3 on that chart.