Bruno Mars lands at No. 1 on U.S. singles chart
By Silvio Pietroluongo
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Days after he was arrested in Las Vegas on a cocaine charge, rising R&B singer Bruno Mars, claimed his first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart Wednesday.
"Just the Way You Are," which also marks his first charting single as a lead artist, rose two places to the top and ended the two-week reign of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," which fell to No. 4. (Mars previously went to No. 1 in May, as the featured artist on B.o.B's "Nothin' On You").
Mars was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of possessing cocaine after a suspicious bathroom attendant at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino alerted authorities.
Eminem's former chart-topper "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna, held at No. 2 for a second week. Rihanna took the No. 3 spot in her own right after "Only Girl (In the World)" soared 72 places in its first week of sale at digital retailers.
"DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love," by Usher featuring Pitbull, rose one place to No. 5, while Taio Cruz fell two to No. 6 with "Dynamite." Also falling two slots, to No. 7, was "I Like It," by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull.
Nelly's "Just A Dream" slipped one to No. 8, and "Club Can't Handle Me," by Flo Rida featuring David Guetta, held at No. 9. Far*East Movement's "Like A G6," featuring Cataracs & Dev, jumped six places to No. 10.
Kings of Leon claimed the top debut in the Hot 100 as "Radioactive" debuted at No. 37; the track comes from the rock band's upcoming album "Come Around Sundown," due October 19.
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