Black Eyed Peas match Mariah Carey record on chart
By Silvio Pietroluongo
NEW YORK (Billboard) - With its 14th week at the summit of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" matched Mariah Carey's 2005 hit "We Belong Together" for the longest No. 1 stay this decade.
The hip-hop band has now held firm at No. 1 for 26 straight weeks, with "Boom Boom Pow" preceding "Feeling" with a 12-week run, making the Peas the second act in the 51-year history of the Hot 100 to remain at No. 1 for half a calendar year or more. The other was Usher, who spent 28 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in 2004 with four tracks.
Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Jay Sean's "Down" rebounded one place to No. 2, Miley Cyrus jumped three to No. 3 with "Party In The U.S.A.," and Jay-Z's "Run This Town" fell two to No. 4. Jason DeRulo's "Whatcha Say" soared five to No. 5, trading places with Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind."
Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" fell two to No. 6, Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" held at No. 7, Kings of Leon rose one to No. 8 with "Use Somebody," and Mariah Carey's "Obsessed" jumped two to No. 9.
On the wings of strong first-week download sales (110,000), Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" enjoyed the Hot 100's biggest leap, jumping 85 places to No. 11. Casanova" previews the country singer's third studio album, "Play On," set for release on November 3.
Alicia Keys boasted the top debut as "Doesn't Mean Anything" opened at No. 61. Also new to the Hot 100 were two more tracks from the FOX TV series "Glee." Covers of Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" (No. 71) and Queen's 1977 classic "Somebody To Love" (No. 85) raise that show's chart take to five entries since its May debut.
David Nail's "Red Line" launched at No. 95, the first Hot 100 entry by the country singer. Pink entered at No. 97 with "Funhouse," the fourth Hot 100 single from her album of the same name. Her last album to place four Hot 100 singles was 2001's "Missundaztood."
(Editing by DGoodman at Reuters)