Usher gets comfy at top of Hot 100
EmptyNEW YORK -- Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy holds tight to the top spot on the Hot 100 for a second week. The track continues to fend off Chris Brown's "With You," which rises from No. 3 to No. 2, the same slot it peaked at two weeks ago. Former chart-topper "Low" by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain flip-flops with that track.
Sara Bareilles' "Love Song rises from No. 5 to No. 4 in its 19th week on the chart as Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" declines from No. 4 to No. 5. "No Air," Jordin Sparks' duet with Chris Brown, is this week's greatest airplay gainer and stays at No. 6 for a second week.
Ray J and Yung Berg both earn their first top 10 single as their collaboration on "Sexy Can I" bounces up from No. 13 to No. 7. The track garnered 72,000 digital downloads and moves from No. 11 to No. 9 on the Hot Digital Songs tally. Ray J, who has posted five tracks on the Hot 100, earned his previous best with 2006's "One Wish." Yung Berg's "Sexy Lady" peaked at No. 18 in August last year.
Timbaland's "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic drops from seventh to eighth as Webbie, Lil' Phat & Boosie's "Independent" holds at No. 9 for a third week; the latter track finally dethrones "Low" from the top of the Hot Rap Songs tally.
Back on the Hot 100, Lupe Fiasco enters the top 10 for the first time with "Superstar," which features singer Matthew Santos. The track climbs from No. 11 to No. 10 after 13 weeks on the chart. Fiasco's latest album "The Cool" has remained in the top 50 of the Billboard 200 for all but one week since its release in December.
"Bleeding Love," the No. 1 Euro Single from Leona Lewis, surges from No. 41 to No. 21 on the Hot 100, becoming this week's biggest digital sales gainer. Her debut album "Spirit" drops in the U.S. on April 8.
Ashanti returns to the big chart for the first time since 2005 with "The Way That I Love You," which is this week's Hot Shot Debut at No. 88. The only other new track on the chart this week is country star Toby Keith's "She's a Hottie" at No. 100.
On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally, Keyshia Cole's "I Remember" is No. 1 for a fifth week. Carrie Underwood keeps the top slot warm on Hot Country Songs with "All-American Girl" for a second week. Not much change happens on the rock charts, with Foo Fighters' "Long Road To Ruin" at No. 1 on Modern Rock for a fourth week and Puddle of Mudd's "Psycho" leading Mainstream Rock for a fifth.