Friday, October 19, 2007

Soulja Boy Begins Sixth Week Atop Hot 100,

Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" remains unstoppable on the Billboard Hot 100, where it begins a sixth non-consecutive week at the top. Kanye West's "Stronger" continues to hold at No. 2, while Timbaland's "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic inches up 4-3 and is the top digital gainer after selling 133,000 downloads.

Alicia Keys' "No One" jumps 8-4 as the fastest growing track at radio, and rises 2-1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, her fifth No. 1 on that chart. Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly" climbs 7-5 on the Hot 100 to make her the first new female artist in the top 5 since Fergie in August 2006.

Britney Spears' "Gimme More" falls 6-3, while another Timbaland song, "The Way I Are" featuring Keri Hilson, slides 5-7. J. Holiday's "Bed" is down 6-8, Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" holds at No. 9 and Kanye West's "Good Life" featuring T-Pain remains at No. 10.

The Hot 100's top debut comes from Sara Evans' "As If" at No. 74. Also new are Sugarland's "Stay" at No. 89, Fergie's "Clumsy" at No. 91 and the Last Goodnight's "Pictures of You" at No. 95.

Back on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Jay-Z earns his second Hot Shot Debut honor in recent weeks with "Roc Boys (And the Winners Is)" at No. 52. "Blue Magic" debuted at No. 35 three weeks ago.

On Hot Country Songs, Kenny Chesney scores his third No. 1 of the year with "Don't Blink," which rises 2-1. Chesney led for three weeks in March with "Beer in Mexico" and five this summer with "Never Wanted Nothing More."

Juanes holds on to the top slot of Hot Latin Songs for a fifth week with "Me Enamora," making it the second-longest-running No. 1 of 2007. On Billboard's rock charts, the Foo Fighters continue to reign supreme with "The Pretender," which is No. 1 on Modern Rock for a ninth week and on Mainstream Rock for a fourth.

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has the top debut on Modern Rock with "Hard Sun" at No. 35, drawn from his soundtrack to the Sean Penn-directed film "Into the Wild." Vedder and Penn will speak about their collaboration at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Conference on Nov. 1 in Los Angeles.

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