3.28.2008

Billboards CHART BEAT


From Billboard Chart Beat:


THIS ONE'S '4' YOU: We are
seven months away from the 25th anniversary of Madonna's debut on the
Hot 100. Her chart life began the week of Oct. 29, 1983, with
"Holiday." This week, she scores the 53rd entry of her career with "4
Minutes
" (Warner Bros.), only her second single to share billing with
another artist.

Madonna's first shared credit was "Me Against
the Music," the 2003 single that was billed as Britney Spears featuring
Madonna. "4 Minutes" is credited to Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake.

"4
Minutes" enters at No. 68 and is Madonna's first chart entry in two
years
. She was last on the Hot 100 with "Sorry," a single that peaked
at No. 58 in March 2006.

If "4 Minutes" becomes Madonna's 13th
No. 1 on the Hot 100, the song will be only the second chart-topper in
the chart's history to start with the digit "4." The first was "4
Seasons of Loneliness" by Boyz II Men in 1997. The most recent Hot 100
title to start with the digit "4" was Gwen Stefani's "4 in the
Morning," which peaked at No. 54 in August 2007. A different song
called "4 Minutes" was a No. 52 hit for Avant in May 2006.

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