Beyonce becomes 'Irreplaceable' at No. 1


NEW YORK -- Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" usurp's Akon's "I Wanna Love You" two-week reign at the summit on the Hot 100, becoming the superstar's fourth No. 1 as a solo artist. In its seventh week on the chart, the track climbed from No. 2, with an identical move on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts. "Irreplaceable" remains the week's greatest airplay gainer for a fifth straight week, while also dominating the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a third.

"I Wanna Love You," featuring Snoop Dogg, falls to No. 2 on the Hot 100, while another Akon song, "I Wanna Love You" featuring Eminem, keeps the No. 3 spot warm for a second week. As this week's greatest digital sales gainer, Fergie's "Fergalicious" rockets up 10-4, though it has previously peaked at No. 3.

"My Love" by Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. slips 4-5 while Gwen Stefani's "Wind It Up" does the opposite, ascending 7-6. The Fray's "How To Save a Life" descends 5-7 and Hinder's "Lips of an angel" follows suit, falling 6-8.

Bow Wow's "Shortie Like Mine" featuring Chris Brown and Johnta Austin achieves a new peak position moving 11-9. Jim Jones' "We Fly High" makes a similar move, 12-10.

Elsewhere on the chart, Avril Lavigne's "Keep Holding On" is this week's hot shot debut at No. 22, fuelled by 41,000 digital downloads. Young Jeezy's "I Luv It" makes a big jump on the chart, 84-39, as the track became available in the digital track markey well in advance of Young Jeezy's album release in January.

Other songs to debut this week include Incubus' "Anna-Molly" (No. 66) Lil' Boosie's "Zoom" featuring Yung Joc (No. 78), Omarion's "Ice Box" (No. 81) Chris Brown's "Poppin'" featuring Jay Biz (No. 82), RBD's "Ser O Parecer" (No. 84), Ying Yang Twins' "Dangerous" featuring Wyclef (No. 85), Ricky Martin's "Tu Recuerdo" featuring La Mari (No. 96), Three Days Grace's "Pain" (No. 98) and Craig Morgan's "Little Bit of Life" (No. 100).

On the Hot Latin Songs chart, Mana's "Bendita Tu Luz" replaces RBD's "Ser O Parecer" at No. 1, moving from No. 2. After 17 weeks on the chart, Rascal Flatts' "My Wish" climbs 2-1 on Hot Country Songs. Rascal Flatts also enjoys a third week at No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with "What Hurts the Most." "How To Save a Life" starts a seventh at the top of Hot Adult Top 40 tracks.

Billboard's rock charts hold firm, with Tool's "The Pot" at No. 1 on Mainstream Rock for a fourth week and My Chemical Romance's "Welcome to the Black Parade" atop Modern Rock for a seventh. Regina Spektor's "Begin to Hope" crowns Top Heatseekers, moving from No. 5.
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