Black Eyed Peas lead singles chart; Eminem top debut

Thu May 21, 2009 8:56pm EDT
 
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By Gary Trust

NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Black Eyed Peas logged a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday with "Boom Boom Pow," while "American Idol" performances last week boosted three artists, including Katy Perry.

The "I Kissed A Girl" singer rocketed 38 places to No. 13 with "Waking Up in Vegas." Former "Idol" champ Jordin Sparks' "Battlefield" bowed at No. 32. Newly-crowned "Idol" king Kris Allen's cover of Kanye West's "Heartless" enticed fans to download the Fray's similar organic rendition, which entered at No. 79.

Eminem netted the top debut on the Hot 100 with a No. 17 start for "Beautiful," the fifth song to chart from his new album "Relapse," which is set to debut atop next week's Billboard 200 album chart.

In the top tier of the Hot 100, Lady GaGa's "Poker Face" held at No. 2, and Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain's "Blame It" again ranked at No. 3.

Two acts made their first appearances in the top 10. Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" jumped seven places to No. 4, and Jeremih's "Birthday Sex" rose four to No. 9.

Kid Cudi's "Day N' Nite" dipped one place to No. 5. Beyonce's "Halo" was also down one, to No. 6, and 3OH!3 was up one to No. 7 with "Don't Trust Me."

Flo Rida featuring Wynter's "Sugar" fell two to No. 8, and Soulja Boy Tell'em featuring Sammie's "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" dropped three to No. 10.

Other debuts included the Jonas Brothers' "Paranoid" at No. 37; Cobra Starship featuring "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester's "Good Girls Go Bad" at No. 76; and Hootie and the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker's third country single "Alright" at No. 91.

(Editing by Dean Goodman)

 
<p>Singer Fergie (L), Taboo (2nd R), and apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas perform during the Z100 Zootopia concert in East Rutherford, New Jersey May 16, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>