Rapper T.I., Britney Spears rule singles chart
By Jonathan Cohen
NEW YORK (Billboard) - T.I. swapped places with Beyonce to return to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on Thursday, while Britney Spears scored her first top 10 debut as "Circus" started at No. 3.
With her former No. 1 single "Womanizer" at No. 10, down one place from last week, Spears placed two tracks simultaneously in the top 10 also for the first time in her career. Both tracks come from her new album, "Circus," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Wednesday.
T.I.'s "Live Your Life" rose one place to No. 1 on the Hot 100 to log its sixth non-consecutive week at the top. Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" slipped to No. 2.
Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis rose one place to No. 4, trading places with T.I.'s "Whatever You Like." Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy" fell three to No. 6, as Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" inched up one to No. 7.
Kanye West's "Love Lockdown" jumped five places to No. 8, and Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" fell two to No. 9.
The top debut was Akon's "Beautiful" featuring Colby O'Donis and Kardinal Offishall, at No. 19.
Cult rock combo Kings Of Leon scored its first No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart with "Sex on Fire," which ended the 11-week reign of the Offspring's "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid." On the Mainstream Rock chart, Apocalyptica's "I Don't Care" featuring Adam Gontier rose one place to No. 1 to dethrone AC/DC's "Rock'n'Roll Train" after three weeks.
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