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Brown Overtakes Soulja Boy Atop Hot 100

Posted By on November 1, 2007

Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" (featuring T-Pain) finally overtakes Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" with a 2-1 move on the Billboard Hot 100, after the latter track reigned high for seven weeks. "Kiss Kiss" is Brown's second No. 1 on the tally, following his November 2005 hit "Run It!" It is also this week's biggest airplay and digital sales gainer. The track is from Brown's forthcoming album, "Exclusive," due Nov. 6 via Jive.

"Crank That," meanwhile, falls to No. 3 in its 16th week on the chart. Timbaland's "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic climbs 3-2, while Alicia Keys' "No One" remains at No. 4. Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly" and Kanye West's "Stronger" hold tight at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.

Another West track, "Good Life" featuring T-Pain, ascends 8-7, flip-flopping with Baby Bash's "Cyclone," also featuring T-Pain. Rihanna's "Hate That I Love You" featuring Ne-Yo, her sixth top 10 title since 2005, holds at No. 9 for a second week. Timbaland's "The Way I Are" featuring Keri Hilson keeps the No. 10 spot warm, also for a second week.

With his new album "Living Hard" entering The Billboard 200 at No. 3 yesterday (Oct. 31), Gary Allan's "Watching Airplanes" is this week's highest debut on the Hot 100. The track enters at No. 89, followed closely by Flo Rida's "Low" featuring — you guessed it — T-Pain at No. 91.

Other debuts this week include Rascal Flatts' "Winner at a Losing Game" at No. 94, Fall Out Boy's "I'm Like a Lawyer … (Me & You)" at No. 96, Serj Tankian's "Empty Walls" at No. 97, John Mayer's "Dreaming With a Broken Heart" at No. 99 and Joe Nichols' "Another Side of You" at No. 100.

On Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Keys' "No One" is No. 1 for a third week. Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" leads Hot Country Songs, also for a third week.

Foo Fighters' "The Pretende," maintains pole position on Modern Rock for an 11th week and on Mainstream Rock for a sixth. Juanes' "Me Enamora" crowns Hot Latin Songs for a seventh week. The track also moves 87-69 on the Hot 100, making it the singer's career-best chart position on that tally.