T.I. Fends Off Beyonce, Remains Atop Hot 100
T.I. starts a fifth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, but Beyonce is nipping at his heels with two different songs. Her "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" rockets 28-2 after selling 204,000 digital downloads, while "If I Were a Boy" holds at No. 3.
On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "Single Ladies" begins a second week at No. 1. As reported yesterday, Beyonce scored her third-straight No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," which sold 482,000 copies.
T.I.'s other former No. 1, "Whatever You Like," slips 2-4. Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" is down 4-5, Kanye West's "Love Lockdown" rebounds 9-6 and Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis powers 16-7 on a 60% digital uptick to 113,000.
Pink's "So What" drops 5-8, as Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" improves 11-9 and Akon's "Right Now (Na Na Na)" falls 8-10 to round out the top tier.
The Fray's "You Found Me" is the week's top debut at No. 28 after selling 62,000 downloads. The track premiered last week during a promo clip for the hit ABC show "Lost"; it's from the Denver band's self-titled sophomore album for Epic, due Feb. 3.
On Hot Country Songs, Zac Brown Band's "Chicken Fried" rises 2-1 to give the band the first No. 1 hit of its career. Recently signed to Atlantic, the group debuted at No. 17 on The Billboard 200 yesterday with its album "The Foundation."
AC/DC's "Rock'N'Roll Train" enjoys a second week atop Mainstream Rock with "The Day That Never Comes," while the Offspring's "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" is No. 1 on Modern Rock for a tenth.