Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' Secures Second Week At No. 1
December 14, 2006, 11:05 AM ET
Katie Hasty, N.Y.
Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues its reign over the Hot 100 for a second week. The track is the tally's greatest airplay gainer for a sixth straight, the first to achieve that disinction since 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" in 2005. "Irreplaceable" also sits at No. 1 on the Pop 100 for a second week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a third.

Akon's "I Wanna Love You" featuring Snoop Dogg is No. 2 on the big chart for a second week. Another Akon hit, "Smack That" featuring Eminem, falls 3-4, while Fergie's "Fergalicious" flip-flops with it, climbing 4-3.

"My Love" by Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. keeps the No. 5 position warm for a second week. Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" rockets 12-6, a new peak, in its fifth week on the chart. Meanwhile, Gwen Stefani's "Wind It Up" slips 6-7 while Jim Jones' "We Fly High" ascends 10-8.

After a previous peak at No. 5, the Fray's "How To Save a Life" falls 7-9. "Shortie Like Mine" by Bow Wow featuring Chris Brown and Johnta Austin rounds out the top tier on the Hot 100, descending 9-10.

Thirteen new tracks enter the Hot 100 this week, with Eminem, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Cashis' "You Don't Know" as the hot shot debut at No. 12 -- the highest ever Hot 100 debut for each artist. The Killers' "A Great Big Sled" featuring Toni Halliday, at No. 54, and Sarah McLachlan's "River," at No. 78, are the only two holiday-themed tracks new to the chart this week.

Other debuts include Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around" (No. 64), Jay-Z's "Lost One" featuring Crisette Michele (No. 66), Nas' "Hip-Hop Is Dead" featuring will.i.am (No. 76), Blue October's "Into the Ocean" (No. 85) and T.I.'s "Top Back" (No. 88).

On the Hot Latin Songs chart, Ricky Martin's "Tu Recuerdo" featuring La Mari replaces Mana's "Bendita Tu Luz" at No. 1, moving from No. 3. After 20 weeks on the chart, Sugarland's "Want To" climbs 2-1 on Hot Country Songs, dethroning Rascal Flatts' "My Wish."

There are new leaders on Billboard's rock charts, as Incubus jumps 2-1 with "Anna Molly" on Modern Rock and Three Days Grace makes a similar climb on Mainstream Rock with "Pain." It's the third No. 1 on each chart for the respective artists.



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