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Timberlake Scores Third Hot 100; Fall Out Boy Slips Again

Justin Timberlake scores his third No. 1 hit from the Jive album “FutureSex/LoveSounds” this week as “What Goes Around, Comes Around” zooms 8-1 in its 11th week on the Hot 100. The cut also enjoyed a 143% sales gain and a 9-1 climb on the Hot Digital Songs tally following its performance on the Feb. 11 Grammy Awards.

Back on the Hot 100, Ludacris’ “Runaway Love” featuring Mary J. Blige, which was also performed during the Grammys, rises 5-2. Last week’s chart-topper, Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right,” drops to No. 3, followed by a No. 4 re-entry for the Dixie Chicks’ multiple Grammy-winning “Not Ready To Make Nice” after a 20-week absence. The track also rockets 43-2 on Hot Digital Songs, a 410% increase over the previous week.

A sales spike of this nature for an older title would not usually warrant a Hot 100 re-entry, but in this case, “Nice” recently charted on the Adult Top 40 tally and is being actively reworked to adult formats.

Akon’s “Don’t Matter” jumps 11-5 on the Hot 100, his fourth top five hit since October, including his guest turn on Gwen Stefani’s “The Sweet Escape,” which drops 3-6. Daughtry’s “It’s Not Over” falls 6-7, followed by Gym Class Heroes’ “Cupid’s Chokehold” featuring Patrick Stump, down 7-8. Beyonce’s former No. 1 “Irreplaceable” plummets 2-9, while Fall Out Boy’s “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s An Arms Race,” slips 4-10.

Rapper Mims’ “This Is Why I’m Hot” is the chart’s fastest growing track at radio for a third week in a row and rises 46-32. The top debut of the week belongs to Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Like a Star” at No. 56. The artist performed the song as part of a segment with John Legend and John Mayer during the Grammys. Mayer’s song from that performance, “Gravity,” is new at No. 71, followed by Toby Keith’s “High Maintenance Woman” at No. 73 and the Fratellis’ “Flathead” at No. 75.

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