Flo Rida's 'Low' remains Hot 100 king
EmptyFlo Rida remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week with "Low," although strong challenges are being mounted by Chris Brown's "With You" (3-2) and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" (the top airplay gainer with a 5-3 increase).
Timbaland's "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic holds at No. 4, while Alicia Keys' "No One" slips 2-5. Sara Bareilles' "Love Song" rebounds 9-6, Fergie's "Clumsy" slips 6-7 and Snoop Dogg's "Sensual Seduction" remains No. 8.
But the biggest news in the top 10 is the No. 9 debut of Yael Naim's "New Soul," the chart's best entry since "What Time Is It" by High School Musical Cast (No. 6) and Akon's "Sorry, Blame It on Me" (No. 7) bowed in the Aug. 11, 2007, issue.
Featured in the TV commercial for Apple's newly launched Apple MacBook Air, the track also debuts at No. 2 on Hot Digital Songs with 135,000 downloads. With "New Soul" generating only three plays on the nearly 1,300 monitored Hot 100 Airplay stations, TV is the sole source of its lofty sales and Hot 100 ranking.
Sean Kingston's "Take You There" drops 7-10 to round out the top tier. Buckcherry has the top digital gainer with "Sorry," which soars 22-11. The track sold 85,000 downloads last week.
Keys' "Like You'll Never See Me Again" rules Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a seventh week. On that chart, the top debut comes from Trey Songz' Last Time" at No. 69.
Brad Paisley's "Letter to Me" starts a third week atop Hot Country Songs, where four songs cross into the top 10, the first time that has happened in nearly a decade. New to the upper rungs are Alan Jackson's "Small Town Southern Man" (11-7), Carrie Underwood's "All-American Girl" (12-8), Chuck Wicks' "Stealing Cinderella" (13-9) and Craig Morgan's "International Harvester" (15-10).
There's no stopping Seether on Billboard's rock charts. The band's track "Fake It" is No. 1 on Modern Rock for a seventh week and atop Mainstream Rock for a 14th. Panic At The Disco has the top debut on Modern Rock at No. 29 with "Nine in the Afternoon"; the song will appear on its new album, "Pretty. Odd.," due March 25.
Additional reporting by Silvio Pietroluongo and Wade Jessen.
Jonathan Cohen is senior editor at Billboard. (NY)