Fergie's 'Girls' usurps Kingston's on Hot 100
EmptyNEW YORK -- Fergie score her third No. 1 hit from her solo album "The Dutchess" this week as "Big Girls Don't Cry" inches up from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. She thus becomes the first female artist with three No. 1s from one album since Christina Aguilera in 2000. "Big Girls" also ascends to No. 1 on the Adult Top 40 chart, ending a 52-week reign by male acts.
Last week's Hot 100 No. 1, Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls," slips to No. 5. Jumping from fifth to second as the fastest-growing digital track is Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," while Kanye West's "Stronger" rises from fifth to third and powers to No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs with 135,000 downloads.
Timbaland's "The Way I Are" featuring Keri Hilson slides from third to fifth but earns him his second straight No. 1 as a lead vocalist on the Pop 100. Plain White T's' "Hey There Delilah" is down from No. 4 to No. 6 on the Hot 100, while T-Pain's "Bartender" featuring Akon holds at No. 7 and Fabolous' "Make Me Better" featuring Ne-Yo rebounds from No. 9 to No. 8.
Rounding out the top 10 are Plies' "Shawty" featuring T-Pain (11-9) and Rihanna's "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z (8-10). Newcomer J. Holiday's "Bed" is the fastest growing track at radio this week and earns a 24-15 boost on the chart.
The Hot 100's top debut comes from Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel's "Fabolous" at No. 76. The song is drawn from the "High School Musical 2" soundtrack, which yesterday began a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. 50 Cent's "I Get Money" is the only other new entry at No. 85.
Keyshia Cole is No. 1 for a second week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Let It Go," although "Bed" gaining with a climb from No. 6 to No. 2. Alicia Keys needed less than a full day of airplay to earn Hot Shot Debut honors with "No One" at No. 65; her new album, "As I Am," is due Nov. 13 via J.
On Hot Country Songs, Kenny Chesney sets a new high debut threshold in the modern era and matches the all-time high bow on the list with "Don't Blink" at No. 16. The song tops the Nielsen BDS-era record set when Keith Urban's "Once in a Lifetime" opened at No. 17 in August 2006. It also matches Buck Owens' No. 16 start with "My Heart Skips a Beat" in March 1964.
Chesney had been at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with another track, "Never Wanted Nothing More," which slides to No. 3. The new chart-topper is Rodney Atkins' "These Are My People," his third straight No. 1 on the chart.
Gloria Estefan leaps from No. 7 to No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs with "No Llores," her 14th No. 1 on the tally. It's the first single from her new album, "90 Millas," due Sept. 18 via Burgundy.
Billboard's rock charts are unchanged, with Foo Fighters' "The Pretender" leading Modern Rock for a second week and Three Days Grace's "Never Too Late" No. 1 on Mainstream Rock for a fourth.