Madonna‘s “Music” is movin’ on up. The Queen of Music’s latest single made a giant leap, 12 slots to be exact, to the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The hip-hop flavored ditty shot up right behind Janet Jackson‘s “Doesn’t Really Matter,” which has been at the No. 1 spot for the past three weeks.
“Music” also made a jump on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart from No. 10 to the No. 1 spot, knocking off “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge. Others artists continued to creep up the charts this week, including Christina Aguilera’s “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)” (from No. 23 to No. 18) and Next’s “Wifey” (from No. 8 to No. 7).
’N SYNC’S ’N-VITE: The chart-topping, superpopular boy band ’N Sync have been selected to perform at the inaugural Latin Grammy Awards show, which will be televised Sept. 13 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hosted by Gloria Estefan, Andy Garcia and Jimmy Smits, the show will feature performances by some of today’s hottest Latin acts. Carlos Vives and Emilio Estefan Jr.lead the pack of nominees with six nods each, followed by Mark Anthony and Shakira with five nominations apiece.
A LESSON IN ‘GRAMMAR’: The kids are just crazy about grammar. No, not the subject, but “Country Grammar,” the major label debut by St. Louis rapper Nelly. The CD remains in the No. 1 spot on the pop album charts for the third consecutive week. “Grammar” moved another 213,000 units for the week.