Flo Rida riding high on Hot 100
EmptyNEW YORK -- Flo Rida's "Low" starts a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, and is still making noise in a number of other places. On Hot 100 Airplay, the track ends the 14-week run at No. 1 by Alicia Keys' "No One," while on Hot Digital Songs, its matches a record of nine weeks at the top, set by Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" in 2005.
On the Hot 100, "No One" holds at No. 2, while Chris Brown's "With You" inches up from No. 4 to No. 3, trading places with Timbaland's "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic. Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" is the greatest digital gainer and climbs from No. 7 to No. 5, while Fergie's "Clumsy" slips from the fifth to sixth spot.
Sean Kingston's "Take You There" rises from No. 8 to No. 7, while Snoop Dogg earns his fifth top 10 as a lead artist with "Sensual Seduction" which is up from No. 11 to No. 8. Sara Bareilles' "Love Song" moves from No. 10 to No. 9 and Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" featuring T-Pain drops from No. 6 to No. 10 to round out the top tier.
Lupe Fiasco scores a career-best position on the chart as "Superstar" rockets from No. 60 to No. 36, thanks to the week's largest airplay increase. The top debut is Natasha Bedingfield's "Pocketful of Sunshine" at No. 65; the U.K. vocalist's album of the same name debuted Wednesday at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Also new this week is the 2008 edition of Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" featuring Akon, at No. 81. The original track peaked at No. 5 in 1983; this version appears on the 25th anniversary edition of "Thriller," due Feb. 12 via Epic.
Keys' "Like You'll Never See Me Again" is No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a sixth week, and Brad Paisley starts a second week atop Hot Country Songs with "Letter to Me." On that chart, the Eagles' "Busy Being Fabulous" is the top debut at No. 48.
Seether continues to reign supreme on Billboard's rock charts with "Fake It." It's No. 1 on Modern Rock for a sixth week and leading Mainstream Rock for a 13th.
Silvio Pietroluongo contributed to this report.