Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me” spends a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. Last week the track ended the 11-week reign at the top by Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women Part 1,” which flip-flops 2-3 with Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson” on the chart, and notches a second frame at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles tally.
Joe’s “Stutter” featuring Mystikal climbs 9-7 and is the fastest growing track at retail, while on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart it leapfrogs “Ms. Jackson” to reach No. 1. Back on the Hot 100, another Shaggy track, “Angel” featuring Rayvon, is heating up in its own right, as it jumps 19-12 as the fastest growing track at radio.
The week’s top debut is German-based pop quartet ATC’s “Around The World (La La La La La),” which comes in at No. 53. The track is from the forthcoming Republic/Universal album “Planet Pop.” Lifehouse’s “Hanging By A Moment,” which has been No. 1 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart for three weeks, makes its Hot 100 debut at No. 76.
As reported yesterday, Jennifer Lopez’ sophomore Epic album “J. Lo” debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 on the strength of more than 272,000 copies sold, according to SoundScan. “J. Lo” puts a stop to the eight-week run at the top for the Beatles’ “1” (Apple/Capitol) collection, which falls to No. 4. “J. Lo” also lands directly on top of Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, pushing Shaggy’s “Hotshot” (MCA) down to No. 2.
Other strong debuts this week come from boy band O-Town and girl group Dream. O-Town’s self-titled debut, the first album released by former Arista head Clive Davis’ new J Records imprint, lands at No. 5, while Dream’s “Dream,” the first set from the female quartet guided by Bad Boy’s Sean “Puffy” Combs, lands at No. 6.
Over on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, the “Coyote Ugly” soundtrack (Curb) rises 5-1, on the heels of a 110-23 jump on The Billboard 200 over the course of the past two weeks. The album previously hit No. 1 on Top Country Albums late last August.
It didn’t take long for Aerosmith to reclaim the summit of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. In just its third week, the veteran rockers hit No. 1 with “Jaded,” the first single from their forthcoming Columbia album “Just Push Play.” The cut has shot from No. 58 to No. 28 on The Billboard Hot 100 in that time span.