Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' atop Hot 100


NEW YORK -- After reigning as the dominant song of December, Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins 2007 at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week in a row. The track is also No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a sixth week but is dethroned on the Pop 100 by Fergie's "Fergalicious," which sets a new record by selling 295,000 digital copies.

The track, which inches up 3-2 on the Hot 100, bested the 265,000 units sold in June by Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean. Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Akon's "Smack That" featuring Eminem climbs 4-3, but his "I Wanna Love You" featuring Snoop Dogg drops 2-4. The Fray's "How To Save a Life" is up 7-5, while Justin Timberlake's "My Love" featuring T.I. drops 5-6.

Jim Jones' "We Fly High" is up 8-7, while the All-American Rejects' "It Ends Tonight" moves 11-8, a week after earning the chart's top digital gainer honors. The top 10 is rounded out by Hinder's "Lips of an Angel," which climbs 10-9, and Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right," which slides 6-10.

Rascal Flatts' "What Hurts the Most" is the Hot 100's fastest growing track at radio in its 48th week on the chart and climbs 46-35. The song also ascends to No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary tally with an 11-1 increase, as holiday music begins disappearing from playlists. Last week's AC chart-topper, Hall & Oates' "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," plummets to No. 21.

The chart's top debut comes from Jason Michael Carroll's "Alyssa Lies" at No. 86. Also new this week are Cartel's "Honestly" at No. 89, Pink's "U + Ur Hand" at No. 94, Jibbs' "King Kong" featuring Chamillionaire at No. 96 and Jennifer Hudson's "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack at No. 98.

Mana's "Bendita Tu Luz" rules the Hot Latin Songs chart for a second week, while Brad Paisley's "She's Everything" begins a second atop Hot Country Songs.

Billboard's rock charts remain the same as last week, as Incubus's "Anna Molly" and Three Days Grace's "Pain" move into their fourth weeks atop Modern and Mainstream Rock, respectively.
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