T.I., Beyonce lead U.S. singles chart
By Jonathan Cohen
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rapper T.I. claimed the top two spots on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for a second week on Thursday, while R&B singer Beyonce surged to No. 3 with her 10th top 10 solo single as a solo artist.
T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" was No. 1 for a seventh non-consecutive week, while "Live You Life" featuring Rihanna was No. 2 for a second consecutive week.
Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy" bounced 65 places to No. 3. She was last in the chart's upper tier with "Beautiful Liar," her duet with Shakira, in the spring of 2007.
Pink was No. 4 with "So What," Britney Spears at No. 5 with "Womanizer," and Katy Perry at No. 6 with "Hot N Cold." Each was down one place. Kevin Rudolf's "Let It Rock" featuring Lil Wayne and Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" held at Nos. 7 and 8, respectively.
Rihanna's "Disturbia" dropped three to No. 9, and Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" rose three to No. 10. British singer Adele's "Chasing Pavements" was the top debut at No. 82.
On Billboard's airplay-based rock charts, Metallica's "The Day That Never Comes" was No. 1 at Mainstream Rock for a fifth week, while the Offspring's "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" led Modern Rock for a sixth. Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" debuted at No. 12 on the former.
Carrie Underwood earned her seventh No. 1 hit on Hot Country Songs as "Just a Dream" jumped two places.
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