Rapper Wiz Khalifa leads U.S. singles chart
By Gary Trust
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rapper Wiz Khalifa's Steel City anthem "Black and Yellow" jumped three spots to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, a consolation of sorts for Pittsburgh Steelers fans in the wake of the team's Super Bowl loss.
The song registered gains in sales and airplay during the week leading up to Sunday's NFL title tilt, which saw the Steelers lose to the Green Bay Packers.
"Black and Yellow" sent Bruno Mars' "Grenade" down to No. 2 after four nonconsecutive weeks at the top, while Katy Perry's "Firework" held at No. 3. The "Glee" cast's cover of the latter track is set to make a lofty launch on next week's survey following its digital arrival and premiere on Tuesday night's episode of the Fox series.
Pink's "F**kin' Perfect" fell two to No. 4, a week after it zoomed up nine places and seemed destined to ascend to the top.
Dr. Dre landed his highest Hot 100 debut, as "I Need a Doctor," featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey, blasted in at No. 5. The single from the rapper's forthcoming album "Detox" follows the first single "Kush," which reached No. 34 in December.
Enrique Iglesias' "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E, slipped one to No. 6, and Far*East Movement's "Rocketeer," featuring Ryan Tedder, rose two to No. 7. Rihanna's "What's My Name?," featuring Drake, dropped two to No. 8.
Pitbull's "Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)," featuring T-Pain, was at No. 9, and Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" at No. 10, each down two places.
Chris Brown nabbed the second-highest of the Hot 100's 10 debuts, as "Look at Me Now," featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, launched at No. 11.
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