September 11, 2008 / 10:51 PM / in 9 years

Rapper T.I. leads singles chart for 3rd week

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rapper T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” began a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, while Pink’s “So What” rose one place to No. 2, swapping places with Rihanna’s “Disturbia.”

<p>Hip Hop star T.I. talks during the nominations news conference for the MTV Video Music Awards in New York, in this July 31, 2006 file photograph.REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files</p>

Chris Brown’s “Forever” and M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” held at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively. Jason Mraz’s “I‘m Yours” jumped three places to No. 6, while Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” and Ne-Yo’s “Closer” remained at Nos. 7 and 8, respectively.

Rapper Flo Rida’s ‘In the Ayer” featuring rocketed 12 places to No. 9. Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall’s “Dangerous” featuring Akon fell four to No. 10.

The all-star combo Artists Stand Up To Cancer soared 67 places to No. 11 with “Just Stand Up!” in the wake of its performance on a multi-network cancer telethon last Friday.

For the third consecutive week, Metallica sent a new single into the chart. The latest, “Cyanide,” was the week’s top debut at No. 50. Its parent album, “Death Magnetic,” will be released worldwide on Friday.


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