April 10, 2008 / 7:59 PM / 10 years ago

Mariah Carey and Leona Lewis lead singles chart

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Mariah Carey’s “Touch My Body” began a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, fending off tunes by Madonna and English pop singer Leona Lewis.

Singer Mariah Carey performs at the "Idol Gives Back" show at the Kodak theatre in Hollywood, California April 6, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Lewis, winner of a U.K. talent show, jumped two places to No. 2 with her former chart-topper “Bleeding Love.” Madonna’s “4 Minutes,” the first single from her upcoming album “Hard Candy,” held at No. 3.

Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop” jumped three to No. 4, while Usher’s “Love in This Club” featuring Young Jeezy fell three to No. 5.

Ray J and Yung Berg’s “Sexy Can I” remained No. 6, and Jordin Sparks’ “No Air” featuring Chris Brown slipped two to No. 7. Chris Brown’s “With You” held at No. 8, as did Sara Bareilles’ “Love Song” at No. 9, and Flo Rida’s “Low” featuring T-Pain at No. 10.

The Hot 100’s top new entrant was Radiohead’s “Nude” at No. 37, the highest debuting title of the English rock band’s three charting singles. “Nude” easily surpasses the No. 83 bow of “High and Dry” in 1996, and the No. 92 opening of “Creep” in 1993. “Creep” ultimately peaked at No. 34, and remains the group’s biggest hit to date.

R.E.M. returned to the Hot 100 for the first time in seven years with “Supernatural Superserious” at No. 85; the Georgia rockers were last on the tally with “Imitation of Life,” which peaked at No. 83 in 2001. The new single hails from the CD, “Accelerate,” which entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 Wednesday.


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