Chart: Jennifer Holliday Tops In Club Play

Madonna, Shannon, Kim English also getting spins.

Divas rule the Billboard Club Play chart this week, as

Jennifer Holliday,



Kim English and

Sonique pack a top

10 that also includes rock powerhouses

COLOR=#003163">Sting and late reggae singer

Bob Marley.

Holliday tops the chart with the house single "Think It Over," while

Madonna's cover of the Don

McLean classic "American Pie" comes in at #3.

"Jennifer Holliday is a vocal powerhouse," Mark Hagan, of New

Jersey Web site Dance Music Network, said. "Hers is the

woman's voice you sometimes hear singing on 'Ally McBeal.' And

she can belt her ass off."

Wamdue Project, a

recording alias of Atlanta producer

COLOR=#003163">Chris Brann, charts at #2, with

"King of My Castle." A 12-inch of the track, including a mix by the

Italian duo Bini &

Martini sold more than 1 million copies worldwide in

1999, according to Strictly Rhythm Records. A different version, by

another Italian producer, Roy

Malone, is the one charting in the U.S.

Brann, an innovative house producer who also has recorded

under the names Wamdue

Kids and

COLOR=#003163">Wambonix, formed Wamdue

Project in 1994, with DJs Deep

C and

COLOR=#003163">Udoh. The group's 1998 album,

Program Yourself, garnered critical acclaim.

"It's got a very memorable hook," Hagan said of "King of My

Castle." "It has a Stevie

Wonder, disco effect going on."

Shannon's "Give Me Tonight 2000," an update of her 1984 hit

single, charts at #4, followed by

COLOR=#003163">Sandstorm's "The Return Of


Rounding out the top 10 are

COLOR=#003163">English's "Missing You,"

Funkstar De Luxe's

remix of Marley's "Rainbow Country," Sting's "Desert Rose,"

Sonique's "It Feels So Good" and

COLOR=#003163">Presence's "Sense of Danger."

Sonique is also climbing Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart,

coming in at #13 this week.

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