Chart News: T-Pain Lands His First Billboard Chart Topper

R&B singer T-pain’s “Buy U A Drank” jumps from3-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to land the Tallahassee, Florida native his first chart topper. According to Billboard, the song is the chart’s greatest airplay gainer for a seventh straight week, the longest such streak since Beyonce’s “Baby Boy” featuring Sean Paul had an equal run in 2003. “Buy U A Drank” is also No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a third week in a row. In other chart news, Timbaland’s “Give It to Me” featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake bounce back 5-4. Ne-Yo’s “Because of You” drops 2-5 as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s “I Tried” featuring Akon rises 9-6. Rapper Huey scores his first Hot 100 top 10 hit with “Pop, Lock & Drop It,” up 11-7, while Fergie’s “Glamorous” featuring Ludacris slides 7-8. Akon’s “Don’t Matter” is down 8-9, and Pink’s “U + Ur Hand” rounds out the top tier by holding at No. 10. 50 Cent attains the week’s top debut with “Straight to the Bank” at No. 32. The first single from his upcoming album, “Curtis,” is the rapper’s highest Hot 100 debut as a lead artist. Also new to the Hot 100 this week are Bobby Valentino’s “Anonymous” featuring Timbaland at No. 52, Eve’s “Tambourine” at No. 72 and R. Kelly and Usher’s “Same Girl” at No. 79. That track is also the greatest airplay gainer on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, where it jumps 17-11. Source: Billboard.com

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