Rapper T.I. leads singles chart for 3rd week

Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:48pm EDT
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By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rapper T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" began a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, while Pink's "So What" rose one place to No. 2, swapping places with Rihanna's "Disturbia."

Chris Brown's "Forever" and M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" held at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively. Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" jumped three places to No. 6, while Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" and Ne-Yo's "Closer" remained at Nos. 7 and 8, respectively.

Rapper Flo Rida's 'In the Ayer" featuring will.i.am rocketed 12 places to No. 9. Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall's "Dangerous" featuring Akon fell four to No. 10.

The all-star combo Artists Stand Up To Cancer soared 67 places to No. 11 with "Just Stand Up!" in the wake of its performance on a multi-network cancer telethon last Friday.

For the third consecutive week, Metallica sent a new single into the chart. The latest, "Cyanide," was the week's top debut at No. 50. Its parent album, "Death Magnetic," will be released worldwide on Friday.


<p>Hip Hop star T.I. talks during the nominations news conference for the MTV Video Music Awards in New York, in this July 31, 2006 file photograph.REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files</p>