Katy Perry leads singles chart for third week

Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:40pm EST
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By Silvio Pietroluongo

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Katy Perry's "Firework" led Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for a third week, while Bruno Mars' "Grenade" moved up one to No. 2 and was in prime position to take over the No. 1 slot next week.

Rihanna's former chart-topper "What's My Name?" slipped one to No. 3, Pink's "Raise Your Glass" held steady at No. 4, and Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" remained at No. 5.

Mars' "Just the Way You Are" rose one to No. 6, enjoying its 15th week in the top 10 and swapping places with Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)."

The Black Eyed Peas were unchanged at No. 8 with "The Time (Dirty Bit)," Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" debuted at No. 9, and Nelly's "Just a Dream" slipped one to No. 10.

Other new entrants on the Hot 100 included Taio Cruz at No. 80 with "Higher," featuring Travie McCoy; Nicki Minaj at No. 82 with "Moment 4 Life," featuring Drake; Pink at No. 86 with "F**kin' Perfect"; R. Kelly at No. 93 with "When a Woman Loves"; and Mariah Carey at No. 100 with "Oh Santa!"

<p>Singer Katy Perry performs during the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York December 10, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>