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

The Island Def Jam Music Group

The Island Def Jam Music Group

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.