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June 25, 2001

'Lady Marmalade' ties 'Genie'!

Fab Femme FourFive Times A Lady: The Femme Fab Four of Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for five straight weeks with 'Lady Marmalade' during the summer of 2001. That ties 'Marmalade' with "Genie in a Bottle" as Christina's longest-running #1 hit.

'Genie,' Christina's first #1, spent five weeks in pole position during the summer of 1999. 'What a Girl Wants' had a two-week reign in January 2000. 'Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)' managed a four-week run in October 2000. Christina has enjoyed 16 weeks on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in her youthful and amazing career.

All four of the artists involved with the new version of 'Lady Marmalade' have been in the Top 10 of The Billboard Hot 100 before, although some have been there more than others. The Interscope album track (from the double platinum soundtrack for the film "Moulin Rouge") leaped to #1 in its seventh chart week and had the greatest increase in radio airplay.

This is the fifth Top 10 hit for Christina. It's the second Top 10 hit for Lil' Kim, who peaked at No. 6 in 1997 with 'Not Tonight,' a recording that featured even more artists than 'Lady Marmalade' including Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott, and Angie Martinez.

Mya collects her third Top 10 hit, following 'It's All About Me' (No. 6 in 1998) and 'Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)' (No. 2 in 2000). Pink is working her third Top 10 hit, too. 'There You Go' went to No. 7 and 'Most Girls' reached No. 4, both in 2000.

With 'Lady Marmalade' all the way to No. 1, it is the first No. 1 hit for Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink. Christina picks up her fourth chart-topper, following 'Genie in a Bottle,' 'What a Girl Wants,' and 'Come On Over Baby (All I Want is You).'

Patti Labelle, Sarah Dash, and Nona Hendryx, known collectively as LaBelle, took 'Lady Marmalade' all the way to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 in March 1975 in its 13th week on the chart.

'Lady Marmalade' is the ninth song of the rock era to be No. 1 by two different artists. The most recent song to accomplish this was 'I'll Be There,' originally a chart-topper for the Jackson 5 in 1970, and then a No. 1 hit for Mariah Carey in 1992.

'Lady Marmalade,' is the longest-running soundtrack No. 1 hit since Destiny's Child had an 11-week reign with 'Independent Women Part I' from 'Charlie's Angels,' at the end of 2000.

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June 25, 2001:
'Lady Marmalade'- in its 5th week as #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 - ties 'Genie in a Bottle' as Christina's longest-running chart-topper.

• 'Lady Marmalade'
wins Grammy and MTV 'Video of the Year'

• The Making of
'Lady Marmalade'

• Hear 'Lady Marmalade'

• Hear 'Lady Marmalade' Live at the MTV Movie Awards

• 'Lady' Remix 1

• 'Lady' Remix 2

• Play the video

• Buy 'Moulin Rouge'

• Christina's 'Lady'
TRL interview

• MTV Movie Awards Photo Gallery

• MTV Movie Awards red carpet interview

• 'Lady' Live at
Wango Tango Gallery

• 'Moulin Rouge' Premiere Gallery

• 'Lady Marmalade' lyrics

• 'Lady' chart history

• Patti LaBelle interview

• Music Digest, Launch, and InStyle reviews

All news reports by:
Tina Johnson
Teri vanHorn
Al Gomes
Fred Bronson (Billboard)
Associated Press
Billy Johnson Jr.
Neal Weiss
I-Lien Tsay