Chart News: Chris Brown Pulls Closer to Soulja Boy

R&B singer Chris Brown’s “Kiss Kiss” featuring T-Pain heats up the competition on the Billboard Hot 100 after jumping 22-2, boasted by 159,000 download sales in its first week of digital release. Soulja Boy’s “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” makes it a lucky seventh week at No. 1. Brown’s sophomore album, “Exclusive,” is due Nov. 6 via Jive Records. Timbaland’s “Apologize” featuring OneRepublic holds at No. 3, while R&B songstree Alicia Keys’ “No One” stays at No. 4 and is the chart’s greatest airplay gainer. Kanye West’s “Stronger” drops 2-6, while Baby Bash’s “Cyclone” featuring T-Pain jumps 11-7. Another Kanye song, “Good Life” also featuring T-Pain, rises 10-8, while Rihanna’s “Hate That I Love You” featuring Ne-Yo increases 15-9. Timbaland’s “The Way I Are” featuring Keri Hilson slips 7-10 to round out the top tier. On the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Keys’ “No One” is No. 1 for a second week. Rahsaan Patterson makes his first appearance on the tally since 1999 with “Stop Breaking My Heart,” the top debut at No. 68.

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