Usher replaces Eminem atop singles chart
By Silvio Pietroluongo
NEW YORK (Billboard) - A week after being bumped from the top of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart by Eminem, R&B singer Usher reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Thursday with "OMG."
Eminem's "Not Afraid" slid to No. 6, the biggest drop from the top since Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" also took a five-spot hit in June 2008.
Katy Perry's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, opened at No. 2, the 14th title to do so in the chart's 52-year history. The track comes from the pop singer's second album, "Teenage Dream," penciled in for an August 24 release.
Atlanta rapper B.o.B posted back-to-back entries in the top five as "Airplanes," featuring Hayley Williams, rose two to No. 3 and former No. 1 "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars, slipped one to No. 4. Another former No. 1, Taio Cruz's "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris, fell one to No. 5.
Ke$ha's "Your Love Is My Drug" rose one to No. 7, a spot ahead of yet another top 10 entry by Lady Gaga. Gaga's "Alejandro" is her seventh straight radio single to reach the top 10.
Rounding out the top 10, each down three places, were Rihanna's "Rude Boy" (No. 9) and Train's "Hey, Soul Sister" (No. 10).
The Glee Cast placed five new entries in the Hot 100, led by its rendition of Rick Springfield's 1981 No. 1 smash, "Jessie's Girl" at No. 23.
Other new entries included Charice's "Pyramid," featuring Iyaz, at No. 56; Lil Wayne's "I'm Single" at No. 82; Enrique Iglesias with "I Like It" at No. 89; and Justin Bieber's "Somebody to Love" at No. 98.
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