Beyonce Celebrates Christmas Atop Hot 100
Beyonce celebrates Christmas today (Dec. 25) with the No. 1 song on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) begins a third and sixth week atop them, respectively. The track sold 149,000 downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
There's not much movement in the top 10 of the Hot 100 this week, as T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna holds at No. 2 and Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis remains No. 3. Kanye West's "Heartless" is the chart's greatest airplay gainer and rises 7-4.
Britney Spears' "Womanizer" is up 6-5, Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" jumps 8-6 and Taylor Swift's "Love Story" climbs 11-7. Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) is in a third non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200.
Another West song, "Love Lockdown," moves 10-8, while T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" falls 5-9 and Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy" falls 9-10 to round out the top portion.
The All-American Rejects' "Gives You Hell" is the top digital gainer after selling 74,000 downloads, a 78% increase, and jumps 37-19 on the Hot 100. Leona Lewis' cover of Snow Patrol's "Run," a recent No. 1 hit in her native United Kingdom, is the top debut at No. 81.
Rascal Flatts' "Here" moves 2-1 on Hot Country Songs, marking the group's ninth chart-topper on the tally. The group this widens its lead with the most No. 1s since 2000; Lonestar ranks second with six in that stretch. The top debut on Hot Country Songs is Darius Rucker's cover of "Winter Wonderland" at No. 49.
Billboard's rock charts are unchanged, with Kings Of Leon's "Sex on Fire" in a third week atop Modern Rock and Shinedown leading Mainstream Rock for a second with "Second Chance."
On the Hot Dance Club Play chart, the Pussycat Dolls' "I Hate This Part" climbs to No. 1, the ensemble's fourth consecutive chart-topper (and its entire output of Club Play entries). "Hate" joins their previous No. 1s "Don't Cha," "Buttons" and "When I Grow Up." The Dolls' Interscope labelmate Weezer notches its very first Club Play hit at the opposite end of the tally, as "Troublemaker" debuts at No. 50.