Lil Wayne holds Hot 100 spot amid 'Idol' rush
14 tracks from reality show contestants debutNEW YORK -- Lil Wayne is No. 1 for a third week on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Lollipop," amid the debut of 14 tracks from "American Idol" contestants David Cook (11) and David Archuleta (three). As previously reported, "Idol" winner Cook's debuts are a record both here and on Hot Digital Songs, where he has 14 new entries.
He has the top debut on the Hot 100 this week at No. 3 with "The Time of My Life," which sold 236,000 downloads. Leona Lewis remains No. 2 with "Bleeding Love," while Rihanna's "Take a Bow" slides from No. 3 to No. 4, and Jordin Sparks' "No Air" featuring Chris Brown holds at No. 5.
Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy drops from No. 4 to No. 6, Ray J & Yung Berg's "Sexy Can I" falls from sixth to seventh, Madonna's "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake is down from No. 7 to No. 8, and Natasha Bedingfield's "Pocketful of Sunshine" slips from the eighth to ninth spot.
Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" explodes from No. 41 to No. 10 and is the top digital gainer after selling 139,000 downloads. The song is prominently featured in a TV ad for Apple's iTunes Music Store.
Chris Brown's "Forever" is the greatest airplay gainer this week, although is drops from No. 20 to No. 23. Besides the "Idol" debuts, the only other new Hot 100 entries this week come from Taylor Swift's "Should've Said No" at No. 84, Julianne Hough's "That Song in My Head" at No. 88, Lloyd's "Girls Around the World" featuring Lil Wayne at No. 93 and Kanye West's "Homecoming" featuring Chris Martin at No. 96.
"Lollipop" is in a fifth week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, where his guest turn on "Girls Around the World" is the top airplay gainer and jumps 28-22.
Brad Paisley starts a second week atop Hot Country Songs with "I'm Still a Guy." On that chart, Sugarland enjoys its career-best debut at No. 27 with "All I Want To Do," the first single from its July 22 Mercury release, "Love on the Inside."
On Billboard's rock chart, Weezer is No. 1 on Modern Rock with "Pork & Beans" for a fourth week, and Disturbed's "Inside the Fire" tops Mainstream Rock for a fourth as well.