Baltimore R&B duo Ruff Endz knocked Sisqó off the top of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart this week, while Nelly stayed at #1 on the magazine's R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart.
Ruff Endz's chart-topping single, the sassy kiss-off song "No More" (RealAudio excerpt), is from their first album, Love Crimes, released this week. The duo's Chi (born Dante Jordan) said he and his partner, Davinch (born David Chance), are trying to bring back a classic soul sound and don't care what's trendy.
"We're just coming with the music and the knowledge we have of music not really looking at what was out there today, not really looking like we had to compete," he said.
Sisqó's "Incomplete" fell to #2, while Janet Jackson's "Doesn't Really Matter" held on to #3. Erykah Badu's "Bag Lady" moved into the top 10, coming in at #9, while Lil' Zane's "Callin' Me" (featuring 112) rose from #12 to #8.
Jagged Edge's "Let's Get Married" is at #4, Lil' Bow Wow's "Bounce With Me" (featuring Xscape) is at #5, Next's "Wifey" is at #6, Toni Braxton's "Just Be a Man About It" is at #7 and Destiny's Child's "Jumpin', Jumpin' " is at #10.
Further down the singles chart, Mystikal's "Shake Ya Ass" jumped from #17 to #11, Lil' Mo's "Ta Da" moved from #29 to #21 and Lucy Pearl's "Don't Mess With My Man" leapt from #63 to #48.
Gospel duo Mary Mary's "I Sings," featuring BBJ, debuted at #68, while Wyclef Jean's "911," featuring Mary J. Blige, entered the chart at #73.
Nelly's Country Grammar kept its #1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and the 200 albums chart for the second week. The rest of the R&B/Hip-Hop top 10 looks much like it did a week ago: Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP at #2, the soundtrack to "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" at #3, Braxton's The Heat at #4, Big L's The Big Picture at #5, Kelly Price's Mirror Mirror at #6, Yolanda Adams' Mountain High Valley Low at #7, the Ruff Ryders crew's Ryde or Die at #8, De la Soul's Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump at #9 and Big Tymers' I Got That Work at #10.
The week's highest debut was posted by the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 The Album compilation, which includes cuts from Dr. Dre and DMX and came in at #16. The annual various-artists set was released to coincide with The Source magazine's awards ceremony, which was cut short by a brawl Tuesday night.
Kirk Franklin Presents 1NC debuted at #21, and entered the magazine's gospel albums chart at #2, behind Adams' Mountain High ... Valley Low.
Singer Jill Scott's Who Is Jill Scott? moved up from #25 to #22, while rapper Snoop Dogg's No Limit Top Dogg shot from #81 to #65.
(Correspondent Rhonda Baraka contributed to this report.)