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2/8/2004 9:22:18 AM

Tags and topics realted to this article include Outkast, Nelly and Ja Rule.

OutKast becomes the seventh act in the rock era to succeed itself at No. 1 on the pop singles chart, as "The Way You Move" (Arista) glides into first place after being stuck at No. 2 for eight weeks.

The move of "Move" dislodges the other OutKast hit -- "Hey Ya!" -- after a nine-week reign.

OutKast is the first act to have adjacent No. 1 hits on the Hot 100 since Nelly's "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma" were consecutive chart-toppers in the summer of 2002. Earlier that year, Ja Rule had two No. 1s in a row when "Always on Time" was followed by "Ain't It Funny," a Jennifer Lopez song that featured Ja Rule.

In 1997, Puff Daddy's "I'll Be Missing You" was replaced at the top by "Mo Money Mo Problems," a Notorious B.I.G. song that featured Puff Daddy. Three years earlier, "I'll Make Love to You" and "On Bended Knee," both by Boyz II Men, were successive No. 1s.

The Beatles had three No. 1s in a row in 1964, with "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You" and "Can't Buy Me Love." The first artist to replace himself at No. 1 was Elvis Presley. In 1956, "Don't Be Cruel"/"Hound Dog" was immediately followed by "Love Me Tender."

"The Way You Move" is the first song to advance to No. 1 in 2004. Last year, "Bump, Bump, Bump" by B2K became the first new No. 1 of 2003 during the week of Feb. 1.

ABOVE AVERAGE

Chicago rapper Twista collects his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. "Kamikaze" is the first R&B album on the Atlantic label to land in pole position since the Average White Band's "AWB" was on top the week of Feb. 22, 1975.

'AIR' PLAY

The Hollies went to No. 6 some 30 years ago with "The Air That I Breathe," which peaked the week of Aug. 3, 1974. The composition by Albert Hammond and Michael Hazlewood became a country hit in 1983, when Rex Allen Jr. took the song to No. 37. Now the Mavericks have brought "Air" back to Hot Country Singles & Tracks, where their version debuts at No. 59.

It's the first Mavericks song to appear on the chart since their remake of the Cat Stevens-penned "Here Comes My Baby" peaked at No. 42 the week of Nov. 27, 1999. "Air" marks the Mavericks' debut on the Sanctuary imprint.   

The Offspring's first chart entry on Modern Rock Tracks, "Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)," was the first No. 1 hit on an independent label on this survey when Epitaph released it in 1994. Ten years later, the Offspring has its second No. 1 hit on this chart, as "Hit That" (Columbia) slides into pole position.

"Hit That" is the 17th Offspring song to appear on Modern Rock Tracks and the first since "Defy You" peaked at No. 8 two years ago, in February 2002.

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