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Snoop Dogg stays top of US chart
Snoop Dogg
Rapper Snoop Dogg's real name is Calvin Broadus
Rap star Snoop Dogg has extended his run at the top of the US singles chart for a second week.

Drop It Like It's Hot, featuring Pharrell, is the first chart-topping single of his career in the US.

Usher and Alicia Keys' duet My Boo, which was knocked off the top spot by Snoop Dogg, maintained its number two position for a second week.

Destiny's Child's Lose My Breath slipped one place to six but their new song Soldier jumped four to number 10.

Snoop Dogg's previous US chart high was number three in 2003 - but only as a featured artist on Holidae by Chingy.

The Hot 100 singles chart in the US is based on radio airplay and sales.

The release date of Dogg's latest album R&G (Rhythm and Gangsta) was brought forward in November in a bid to combat internet piracy.

The 32-year-old Californian rapper made his musical debut in 1992, appearing on Dr Dre's song Deep Cover.

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