Thursday, July 31, 2008
Katy Perry Starts Sixth Week Atop Hot 100
Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" begins a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with digital sales of 151,000 copies keeping the song of the summer ahead of Rihanna's "Take a Bow" at No. 2 and Chris Brown's "Forever" at No. 3.
Another Rihanna song, "Disturbia," races 15-4 thanks to digital sales of 122,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" and Lil Wayne's "A Milli" hold at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively, while Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major slides 4-7.
Kardinal Offishall's "Dangerous" featuring Akon rises 9-8, Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" declines 6-9 and Jesse McCartney's "Leavin'" remains No. 10 to round out the top portion of the Hot 100.
Estelle's "American Boy" featuring Kanye West is the chart's top digital gainer after selling 84,000 downloads. The cut jumps 26-16, a new peak for the U.K. vocalist.
Shwayze's "Corona and Lime" is the top debut at No. 26 after digital sales of more than 74,000. The act is the subject of the new MTV reality series "Buzzin'," with a track of the same name also soaring 93-46 thanks to sales of 55,000 downloads.
Also new this week is Miley Cyrus' "Breakout" at No. 56. It's the title track of her new Hollywood album, which debuted yesterday at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Keyshia Cole's "Heaven Sent" continues its rule over Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for an eighth week. On that tally, Lil Wayne sets a new record by placing 13 titles as a lead or featured artist this week. He surpasses T.I.'s previous mark of 11, set in February.
Alan Jackson is No. 1 on Hot Country Songs for a second week with "Good Time," while Foo Fighters begin a second week atop the Modern Rock chart with "Let It Die." Disturbed's "Inside the Fire" rules the Mainstream Rock roundup for a 13th week.