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17 Mar

Dominating the charts with Ludacris, Rihanna, Justin Bieber & Taio Cruz

ISLAND DEF JAM DOMINATES BILLBOARD, SOUNDSCAN, iTUNES CHARTS !!

SOUNDSCAN ALBUM DEBUT:
#1 Pop and #1 R&B/Hip-
Hop: Ludacris’ BATTLE OF THE SEXES

BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES:
#1: Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” (her 6th career #1 on Hot 100 !)
#3
: Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris “Break Your Heart”

BILLBOARD HOT DIGITAL SONGS
#1: Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris “Break Your Heart”
#2: Rihanna “Rude Boy”

iTUNES TOP 10 SINGLES:
#1: Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris “Break Your Heart”
#3: Justin Bieber’s “U Smile”
#4
: Rihanna’s “Rude Boy”
#9: Justin Bieber’s “Baby” featuring Ludacris

On deck: Justin Bieber’s MY WORLD 2.0 album release next week (March 23rd)

(March 17, 2010 New York, NY) The Island Def Jam Music Group takes over the top of the charts with an explosion of album and singles releases starting with the brand new album by Ludacris, THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES, debuting today at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and R&B/Hip-Hop chart, with first week sales of 137,000 copies.

IDJ’s hot streak carries over to the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, as “Rude Boy” by Rihanna jumps into the #1 spot, the 22-year old star’s 5th #1 solo single (and overall 6th #1 career single) in less than four years. At #3 this week is “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris, which formerly held the #1 spot on the Hot 100 last week.

On the iTunes list Top 10 singles, “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris owns the #1 position for a third consecutive week. Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” comes in at #4. And Teen Island star Justin Bieber has an unprecedented two singles in the iTunes Top 10 for a third consecutive week, “U Smile” at #3, and “Baby” featuring Ludacris at #9.

Waiting in the wings as IDJ’s next top chart contender is Justin Bieber‘s MY WORLD 2.0 album, to be released next week (March 23rd).

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