Thursday, February 12, 2009

Billboard Hot 100, 2/21/2009

1. Crack a Bottle - Eminem Featuring Dr. Dre & 50 Cent

The return of Eminem is celebrated in style this week with a #1 placing for "Crack a Bottle." Suprisingly, this is only Eminem's second Hot 100 #1 hit after "Lose Yourself" in 2002. In the UK he's had a total of six chart toppers. The single rockets from #78 to #1 and moves 418,000 copies to break the first-week digital sales record. "Crack a Bottle" is Eminem's 17th top 40 hit.

2. Heartless - Kanye West

"Heartless" earns a new peak at #2 this week, making it Kanye West's fourth highest charting single after his three #1s.

9. Dead and Gone - T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake

T.I. scores his third top 10 hit from his album Paper Trail. He replaces himself in the top 10 as his former #1 hit "Live Your Life" slips to #11. This is Justin Timberlake's 10th top 10 hit.

12. Poker Face - Lady GaGa

Lady GaGa earns this week's sales gainer as she jump 11 spots to #12 with "Poker Face." The single has been on the chart for 8 weeks and will likely be in the top 10 next week. In contrast, "Just Dance" spent 15 weeks outside the top 10 before hitting #7.

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