February 15, 2007 / 10:19 PM / 12 years ago

Nelly Furtado scores 2nd No. 1 on singles chart

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Canadian pop singer Nelly Furtado ended Beyonce’s 10-week reign on the U.S. singles chart Thursday with “Say It Right,” the second No. 1 of her career.

Nelly Furtado wins the Best International Female at the Brit Awards at the Earls Court Arena in London February 14, 2007. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

Furtado previously went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 last summer with “Promiscuous,” which spent six weeks at No. 1. Both tunes come from her chart-topping album “Loose.”

Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” slipped to No. 2, ending the longest run at the top since Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” featuring Jamie Foxx also spent 10 weeks there last year. If “Irreplaceable” had remained at No. 1 for one more week, Beyonce would have tied the 11-week rule of her group Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women Part I,” which held sway from November 2000-January 2001.

The Beyonce-Furtado combo marks the longest shut-out of men from the summit since 2005, when Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey and Carrie Underwood combined for a 19-week run at No. 1 from May to September.

Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Stefani’s “The Sweet Escape” featuring Akon rose two to a new high of No. 3, while albums chart-topper Fall Out Boy’s “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s An Arms Race” fell one to No. 4. Rapper Ludacris’ “Runaway Love” featuring Mary J. Blige, which the pair performed on the Grammys last weekend, inched up one to No. 5, while rock bnad Daughtry’s “It’s Not Over” drops 4-6.

Gym Class Heroes’ “Cupid’s Chokehold” featuring Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump zoomed up eight to No. 7, giving the group its first top 10 hit. Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around ... Comes Around” rose three to No. 8.

Fergie’s “Glamorous” featuring Ludacris rocketed 22 places to No. 9 as the chart’s top digital gainer. Fergie thus earns her third top 10 solo hit in six months, equal to her group the Black Eyed Peas’ tally over the past six years.

Akon’s “I Wanna Love You” featuring Snoop Dogg fell three to No. 10. But he’s got another track poised for top 10 success in the form of “Don’t Matter,” which climbed 19 places to No. 11.

Teen singer/songwriter Jordan Pruitt posted the week’s top debut with “Outside Looking In” at No. 77. Her album, “No Ordinary,” was also new on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 64.

Also new was Sheryl Crow’s cover of “Not Fade Away” at No. 78. This is the fourth time that the 50-year-old B-side of the Crickets’ single “Oh, Boy!” has charted. In May 1964, it was the first song to chart in the United States for the Rolling Stones. Tanya Tucker gave the tune a country spin in 1970 and took it to No. 70. Three years later, a version by British singer/songwriter Eric Hine stopped at No. 73. Crow’s version can be heard in a TV commercial for a Revlon hair color product.

Also new: Timbaland’s “Give It To Me” featuring Furtado and Timberlake at No. 87, Yung Joc’s “1st Time” featuring Marques Houston and Trey Songz at No. 93, UNK’s “2 Step” at No. 94 and Crime Mob’s “Rock Yo Hips” featuring Lil Scrappy at No. 100.

On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Robin Thicke’s “Lost Without U” flip-flopped 2-1 with Lloyd’s “You” featuring Lil’ Wayne. He joins Alicia Keys and Blige as the only artists since 2000 to top this chart and the Adult R&B tally with the same single while also leading the Top R&B Albums chart in the same week.

George Strait earned his 42nd No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with “It All Comes Natural,” ending Rodney Atkins’ four-week reign at the top. Big & Rich’s “Lost in This Moment” was the chart’s top debut at No. 41, the best opening of the unconventional duo’s career. Its next album, “Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace,” is due June 5.

Luis Fonsi surged 10 places to No. 1 to overtake the Hot Latin Songs chart, which had been ruled by Hector El Father’s “Sola” for three weeks. John Mayer earned his first No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Waiting on the World To Change,” bumping 10-week chart-topper “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield back down to No. 2.

There was no budging atop Billboard’s rock charts, as the Red Hot Chili Peppers began a fifth week at No. 1 on Modern Rock with “Snow (Hey Oh)” and Three Days Grace started a 10th atop Mainstream Rock with “Pain.”


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