Lady GaGa climbs to top of Hot 100
Beyonce lands at No. 2; T.I. comes in thirdNEW YORK -- Lady GaGa ascends from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Just Dance," which sold 279,000 downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. At 22 weeks, the song makes the longest trip to the top since Creed's "With Arms Wide Open" (27 weeks) in November 2000.
For the first time since Jan. 17, 1998, the Hot 100 does not have a debut; the only additions to the list this week are re-entries. Last week's No. 1, Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," drops to No. 2, while T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna holds at No. 3.
Kanye West's "Heartless" drops from No. 4 to No. 5, Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" remains No. 6 and Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" rises from No. 12 to No. 7. Britney Spears' "Womanizer" is down from No. 7 to No. 8, Kevin Rufolf's "Let It Rock" featuring Lil Wayne climbs 12-9 and another West song, "Love Lockdown," slides from No. 6 to No. 10.
On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "Single Ladies" is No. 1 for an eighth week, while Sugarland assumes control on Hot Country Songs with "Already Gone," which flip-flops from No. 2 to No. 1 with Rascal Flatts' "Here."
There's no change on Billboard's rock charts, with Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire" starting a fifth week atop Modern Rock and Shinedown leading Mainstream Rock for a fourth with "Second Chance."