Keys keeps cruising atop Hot 100
EmptyNEW YORK -- Alicia Keys continues to cruise on the Billboard Hot 100 with "No One," which begins its second week atop the chart. The song is also No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a seventh consecutive frame.
Back on the Hot 100, Timbaland's "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic jumps from No. 3 to No. 2, trading places with Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" featuring T-Pain. Flo Rida's "Low" featuring T-Pain holds at No. 4 but is the fastest-growing track at radio.
Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" climbs from No. 6 to No. 5, trading places with Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly." Fergie's "Clumsy" moves up from No. 8 to No. 7, as does Rihanna's "Hate That I Love You" featuring Ne-Yo, which increases from No. 12 to No. 9. The top 10 is rounded out by Baby Bash's "Cyclone" featuring T-Pain, which drops from ninth to 10th place.
Jordin Sparks' "Tattoo" is the top digital gainer on this week's chart, and enjoys a jump from No. 16 to No. 12. The "American Idol" winner's self-titled debut opened yesterday at No. 11 on the Billboard 200.
Kanye West has the Hot Shot Debut this week with "Flashing Lights" featuring Dwele at No. 75; the song also shoots from No. 36 to No. 24 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Also new on the Hot 100 are holiday-themed tracks from Caillat ("Mistletoe" at No. 86) and Brown ("This Christmas" at No. 89).
For the first time in nearly four years, Erykah Badu returns to Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Honey," which is the top debut at No. 62. The track stems from Badu's next album, "The Kabah," due in February via Universal Motown.
Carrie Underwood's "So Small" starts a second week at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, where Taylor Swift's "Last Christmas" is the top debut at No. 48.
On Billboard's rock charts, the Foo Fighters are a week away from entering the history books with "The Pretender," which has been No. 1 on Modern Rock for 15 weeks. Should it remain there next week, it will tie the all-time record held by Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," Staind's "It's Been Awhile" and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Scar Tissue."
Seether's "Fake It" is No. 1 on Mainstream Rock for a fourth week.