T.I. Leads Hot 100; Kanye, Taylor Debut High
T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna begins a third non-consecutive week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while "Whatever You Like," another former chart-topper from his album "Paper Trail," holds atT.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna begins a third non-consecutive week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while "Whatever You Like," another former chart-topper from his album "Paper Trail," holds at No. 2 for a second week.
Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" rises 4-3, while Kanye West's "Heartless" opens big at No. 4 after selling 201,000 downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the rapper's third top 5 debut this year.
Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy" remains No. 5, Pink's "So What" slides 3-6 and Britney Spears' "Womanizer" is down 6-7. Kevin Rudolf's "Let It Rock" featuring Lil Wayne drops 7-8, and Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" trades places with Akon's "Right Now (Na Na Na) with a 10-9 jump.
Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" debuts at No. 12, tying the Jonas Brothers' Hot 100 record with her fifth top 20 debut this year. The track, from her just-released sophomore Big Machine album "Fearless," sold 172,000 downloads. Look for "Fearless" to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week.
Paramore's "Decode" starts at No. 34 on the Hot 100, a career-best debut for the rock outfit. The track is the lead single from the Chop Shop/Atlantic's "Twilight" soundtrack, which debuted yesterday at No. 1 on The Billboard 200.
Swift has reason to celebrate on Hot Country Songs, where "Love Story" jumps 2-1 to earn the artist her third No. 1 there. The top debut is Keith Urban's "Sweet Thing" at No. 30; it's the lead single from his fifth studio album, due early next year via Capitol Nashville.
Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" is No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a third week. On Billboard's rock charts, Metallica's "The Day That Never Comes" leads Mainstream Rock for a seventh week, while the Offspring's "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" is No. 1 on Modern Rock for an eighth.