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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 2005 #TBT

Madonna Makes Magnificent Debut With Comeback Single ‘Hung Up’

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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, just as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’ allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we’ll turn the dial back to 2005 and press play on Madonna‘s disco-flavored comeback hit ‘Hung Up.’  The lead single from her 10th studio album, ‘Confessions on a Dancefloor,’ the tune – which samples ABBA‘s 1979 ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ – was written and produced by the Queen of Pop herself (with a little help from Brit-born producer/songwriter Stuart Price).  Unveiled at a time where hip-hop and Urban-flavored offerings were dominating the charts like never before, ‘Hung Up’ – drenched in disco – was not only a risk due to its sonic distance from mainstream music, but also because Madge was having to prove herself a viable seller following the failure of 2003’s ‘American Life.’

The risk later proved a lucrative one.

Debuting at #20 this week in 2005, the song would eventually go on to peak at #7 (giving her Madgesty her 36th top 10 single), earn platinum status in the U.S., and lead its parent album to #1 on the Billboard 200!

As we get our life to ‘Hung Up,’ you should look under the jump to see who joined the ‘Jump’ singer in the top 25 this week that year:

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Did You Miss It? Lil’ Wayne Apologizes For Anti-Black Lives Matter Rant

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‘Fireman’ maestro Lil Wayne caused a firestorm of controversy after an interview with ABC’s ‘Nightline’ saw him slamming the ‘Black Live Matter’ movement.

When quizzed on his thoughts on the matter of police brutality and its impact (which spurred the BLM movement in the first place), Wayne replied:

“My life matters, especially to my b*tches.”

The quote above, part of a fiery rant that sent tongues wagging across the net, has not only gone viral, but has also gotten back to Wayne’s camp.  Curious to know his response to the hoop-la?

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Uh Oh! Country Music Fans Vow To Boycott CMAs If Beyonce Performs

Singer Branded A “Cop Hater” By Angry Fans

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Damn!  Before Beyonce could even yell out her first “yee-haw” at tonight’s CMA’s (Country Music Awards), the ‘Formation’ diva is seeing detractors express their disappointment for her inclusion in the night’s ceremony.

Indeed, nearly 9 months after her show-stopping performance at the Super Bowl caused a commotion and ignited the #BoycottBeyonce movement, some country music fans have taken to social media to announce their intent to boycott the show if she is there.  Branding the singer a “cop hater” and “anti-law enforcement,” tuck in below to see the troubling scene:

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Product Vs. Promotion: Tinashe’s ‘Superlove’ & ‘Player’

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Tinashe‘s 2014 summer anthem, ‘2 On,’ came as a signal the southern beauty had finally arrived on the music scene.  Sliding right to the top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 (where it peaked at #24), the tune – alongside the host of other gems making a splash on her debut album ‘Aquarius’ – was building some serious buzz for the-then stageblazing newcomer who was hearing her name in mention amongst “those to watch” for the following year.

As anticipation built for her sophomore set, T shocked fans with the announcement her album – reportedly helmed by serial hitmaking producers Max Martin, Dr. Luke, and other well-known pop producers – would sonically abandon the very Urban Pop approach that made her inaugural release buzzworthy.

After months of teasing, delays, stops, and restarts, Tinashe cranked up fan excitement by unveiling the project’s title, ‘Joyride’, and gave them their first taste of its content, the Chris Brown-assisted ‘Player’… 

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Chart Check [Billboard Hot 100]: Drake & Lady Gaga Lead Week’s Top Debuts

‘Fake Love’ & ‘A-Yo’ Impact Charts

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As the 2016’s Billboard 200 chart has been very kind to Grammy-winning performers Lady Gaga and Drake (thanks to their respective #1 albums ‘Joanne’ and ‘Views’), now, from the looks of things, the former is looking to see if she can emulate that success on the Billboard Hot 100.

Drizzy, who’s already left his mark on the singles charts with hits ‘Controlla,’ ‘Too Good,’ and, of course, ‘One Dance,’ saw the refreshed chart grant him multiple new entries.  Gaga, on the other hand, may be seeing her tune, ‘Perfect Illusion,’ elude chart glory, but the debut of fellow ‘Joanne’ tune ‘A-Y0’ this week, her Hot 100 narrative may finally add a positive spin.

If you’re curious to know where Drake, Gaga, and all your favorites from the day landed on this week’s Chart Check, tuck in below:

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Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Lady Gaga Makes History With New #1 Album ‘Joanne’

Songstress Beats Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift For Distinct Honor

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As we reported here, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Lady Gaga is leading this week’s Billboard 200 with her quinary opus, ‘Joanne.’

Featuring hits ‘Million Reasons,’ ‘Perfect Illusion,’ and ‘A-Yo,’ the album – released October 21st – leapt right to the top of refreshed charts this week.  As the chart triumph comes as Gaga’s fifth run over the Billboard 200 (over four official LPs and a re-release), the ‘Applause’ singer may due a round of such for seeing her name penciled in history books for the feat.

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#ICYMI: Twitter Mistakenly Drags Madonna For Mocking Kim Kardashian’s Robbery

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Just barely recovering from the savage social media dragging she received as a result of jokingly promising oral sex to Hillary Clinton voters, now pop icon Madonna is the brunt of yet another social media sting after Kim Kardashian supporters mistook a look-a-like for the Queen of Pop.

The problem? The imposter was mocking Kardashian’s highly publicized Paris robbery from earlier this month…

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