R+B star Mario has finished off 2004 in style with a two-week stint at number one in America's BILLBOARD singles chart.

The smooth singer's LET ME LOVE YOU made it to number one last week (23DEC04) to be crowned the Christmas chart-topper, and now he's kicking off 2005 on top of the charts.

In a good week for R+B and hip-hop, Ciara's 1, 2, STEP rises to number two and Snoop Dogg's former number one DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT drops to number three.

31/12/2004 01:14