After ruling the Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts for weeks, Carlos Santana's namesake band took over the magazine's R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart Wednesday Santana's "Maria Maria" (RealAudio excerpt) bumped Destiny's Child's "Say My Name" from the top.
Santana's Supernatural, which has shipped 10 million copies, lost the top spot on the album chart to 'N Sync, whose No Strings Attached debuted at #1 and broke the all-time single-week albums sales record by moving 2,415,859 copies. No Strings Attached includes the singles "Bye Bye Bye" (RealAudio excerpt), #5 on the Hot 100 chart, and "Space Cowboy (Yippie-Yi-Yay)," which features rapping by TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
"Say My Name," from Destiny's Child's platinum, 1999 album, The Writing's on the Wall, dropped to #2 on the Hot 100 this week. The R&B vocal group and its manager are being sued by two former members.
Sisqo's Unleash the Dragon dropped from #2 to #5 on the album charts, while the silver-haired Dru Hill singer's sexy, repetitive "Thong Song" (RealAudio excerpt) moved up from #13 to #10 on the Hot 100. Other notable R&B songs on the chart include funky hip-hopper Pink's "There You Go" (#7), smooth soul man Montell Jordan's "Get It On Tonite" (#9) and Macy Gray's singsong "I Try" (#15).
Gray's 1999 debut, On How Life Is, dropped from #4 to #7 on the albums chart. Destiny's Child's The Writing's on the Wall dropped from #7 to #9.
Gerald Levert's ballad-heavy G dropped from #2 to #4 on the R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart, coming in behind Unleash the Dragon, which held steady at #3. D'Angelo's Voodoo fell out of the top 10 to #13 from #8.
Aaliyah's funky "Try Again," from the Romeo Must Die soundtrack, moved to #7 from #11 on the R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart, while Sean "Puffy" Combs protégé Carl Thomas' "I Wish" rose from #14 to #8.