Rihanna, Monica From Rude To Everything At No.1

Rihanna and Monica have something in common — the top spot on this week’s Billboard charts ! First up, Rihanna earns a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with “Rude Boy”. A follow up to the top 10 charting “Hard,” “Rude Boy” fended off advancing singles from B.o.B and Lady Gaga to retain the summit, while gaining airplay over the last week. While news of Rihanna’s second week is big, Monica is this week’s success story on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart. Earning her first no.1 since 2003’s “So Gone,” Monica moved past Timbaland, Drake and Usher to claim the top spot with “Everything To Me”. The lead single from “Still Standing,” “Everything To Me” has spent nine weeks on the chart, rising each week. This week the single jumped 3-1, after moving six spots (9-3) last week. As previously reported, Monica’s “Still Standing” is set for a top debut on the albums chart next week. Projected to sell up to 185,000 copies, the album is poised to be Monica’s best debut on the Billboard 200 since “After The Storm” claimed the summit in 2003.


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