Beyonce rings up new No. 1 single

Thu Dec 4, 2008 1:17pm EST
 
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By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Beyonce notched her fifth solo No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on Thursday, one more than she scored as a member of Destiny's Child.

"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," a track from the R&B star's new solo album "I Am... Sasha Fierce," rose one place to the top, swapping places with T.I.'s "Live You Life."

Another Beyonce song, "If I Were a Boy," held at No. 3, and another former T.I. chart-topper, "Whatever You Like," held at No. 4. Newcomer Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis rose two places to No. 5.

Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" slipped one place to No. 6, Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" jumped two places to No. 7, Pink's "So What" was steady at No. 8, Britney Spears' "Womanizer" rose three places to No. 9, and Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" was up three to No. 10.

Top debut honors went to Kanye West's "See You in My Nightmares" featuring Lil Wayne, which started at No. 21. The song comes from West's new album, "808s & Heartbreak," which opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on Wednesday.

AC/DC's "Rock'N'Roll Train" led Billboard's airplay-based Mainstream Rock chart for a third week, and the Offspring's "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" ruled Modern Rock for an eleventh.

Reuters/Billboard

 
<p>Beyonce Knowles performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York, November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>