T.I. vs. T.I. atop singles chart
By Jonathan Cohen
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rapper T.I. again succeeded himself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, as "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna moved up one notch to trade places with "Whatever You Like." A month ago, "Life" replaced "Like," making T.I. the ninth artist in the rock era to do this.
Female singers claimed the next four spots: Pink's "So What" rose one to No. 3, Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" moved up two to No. 4, Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy" fell two to No. 5, and Britney Spears' "Womanizer" slipped one to No. 6.
Kevin Rudolf's "Let It Rock" featuring Lil Wayne, and Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" held at Nos. 7 and 8, respectively.
Akon's "Right Now (Na Na Na)" jumped five places to No. 9. Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" was unchanged at No. 10.
Country singer Taylor Swift's "You're Not Sorry" was the top debut at No. 11, narrowly failing to become her third top 10 debut of the year. Her second album, "Fearless," arrives in stores next Tuesday.
On Billboard's airplay-based rock charts, Metallica's "The Day That Never Comes" was No. 1 at Mainstream Rock for a sixth week, while the Offspring's "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" led Modern Rock for a seventh.
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