T.I. Continues Hot 100 Dominance
T.I. remains the most dominant force on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Whatever You Like" is No. 1 for a seventh non-consecutive week and "Live You Life" featuring Rihanna is No. 2 and is the greatest airT.I. remains the most dominant force on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Whatever You Like" is No. 1 for a seventh non-consecutive week and "Live You Life" featuring Rihanna is No. 2 and is the greatest airplay gainer.
Beyonce earns her 10th Hot 100 top 10 single as a solo artist as "If I Were a Boy" bounces 68-3 on the strength of 190,000 downloads. She was last in the chart's upper tier with "Beautiful Liar," her duet with Shakira, in the spring of 2007.
Pink's "So What" drops 3-4, and Britney Spears' "Womanizer" is down 5-4. Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" slides 6-5, while Kevin Rudolf's "Let It Rock" featuring Lil Wayne and Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" hold at Nos. 7 and 8, respectively.
Rihanna's "Disturbia" falls 6-9, with Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" rising 13-10 as the greatest digital gainer. The week's top debut comes from British singer Adele's "Chasing Pavements" at No. 82. Following a recent "Saturday Night Live" performance, sales of the artist's debut album, "19," rose from 11,000 to 25,000.
"Miss Independent" jumps 2-1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, giving Ne-Yo his first No. 1 there as a lead artist. The singer had stalled at No. 2 with three singles as a featured artist, most recently in June on Plies' "Bust It Baby Part 2."
Carrie Underwood earns her seventh No. 1 hit on Hot Country Songs as "Just a Dream" soars 3-1. Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" debuts at No. 12 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, presaging the Nov. 23 release of the long-in-the-works album of the same name.
Metallica's "The Day That Never Comes" is No. 1 on that chart for a fifth week, while the Offspring's "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" leads Modern Rock for a sixth.
Additional reporting by Silvio Pietroluongo and Raphael George.