Eminem and Rihanna Stand Strong on Hot 100

Finalists for the Billboard Music Awards 2011
Nigel Parry


"Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, widening its points lead over runner-up -- and former No. 1 -- "California Gurls" by Katy Perry, which stays steady at No. 2.

"Lie" earns the chart's Airplay Gainer award for a fourth straight week, climbing 6-5 on Hot 100 Airplay, while maintaining its No. 1 standing on Digital Songs for a fifth week with 332,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

With his "Recovery" album holding at No. 1 for a fifth consecutive frame on the Billboard 200, Eminem becomes the first artist in the digital age to concurrently hold the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 and Hot Digital Songs for five straight weeks.

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Katy Perry, meanwhile, doesn't take long to rebound from her drop out of the No. 1 slot. Her follow-up single, "Teenage Dream," is this week's Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song's near-simultaneous release to both retail and radio results in impressive first-week numbers on Digital Songs (84,000 downloads, No. 11 debut) and Radio Songs (No. 75 debut with 14.9 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen BDS). The latter audience sum comes mainly from top 40 radio (80%), where "Teenage Dream" was most added for the week with 64 new stations, according to Nielsen's BDSradio.

Taio Cruz continues his march up the chart, as "Dynamite" darts 4-3 and pushes B.o.B's "Airplanes" down 3-4. Returning to the top five is "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars (7-5). The track peaked at No. 4 on the ranking dated July 3.

Mars, meanwhile, debuts at No. 43 with his first solo single, "Just the Way You Are." Besides providing vocals on McCoy's track, Mars also contributed the memorable hook to B.o.B's former No. 1 "Nothin' On You."

"I Like It" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull jumps 8-6, Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me" cools off with a 6-7 slide and "OMG" by Usher featuring will.i.am drops 5-8. Standing still at Nos. 9 and 10 are Drake's "Find Your Love" and "Ridin' Solo" by Jason Derulo, respectively.

Besides the new entries by Perry and Mars, two other tracks debut on the Hot 100. Ne-Yo's "Champagne Life" sparkles at No. 75 and "Aston Martin Music" by Rick Ross featuring Drake & Chrisette Michele opens at No. 98.