Katy Perry fends off Eminem on U.S. singles chart
By Silvio Pietroluongo
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Katy Perry's "California Gurls" led Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for a sixth week on Thursday, but Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" is poised to replace it next week.
Eminem's track -- holding at No. 2 -- was the most-downloaded song for a third straight week, and enjoyed a huge surge in radio airplay. Both metrics factor into the Hot 100 composition. Eminem's album "Relapse" has been the No. 1 seller in the United States for the past three weeks.
B.o.B's "Airplanes" rose one to No. 3 on the Hot 100, swapping places with Usher's "OMG." Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" held at No. 5. Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" at No. 6 and Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me" at No. 7 also swapped spots.
Enrique Iglesias made his first foray into the Hot 100 top 10 in nearly nine years, as "I Like It," featuring Pitbull, jumped 10 places to No. 8. Drake's "Find Your Love" (No. 9) and Jason DeRulo's "Ridin'" (No. 10) were each down one.
Only four songs debuted on the Hot 100 and none higher than No. 92 where first-time entrant The Band Perry scored with its top 30 Country Songs hit, "If I Die Happy." The other debuts were: Fantasia's "Bittersweet" (No. 94), "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)" by Rick Ross featuring Styles P (No. 98), and Dierks Bentley's "Up On The Ridge" (No. 99). )
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