T.I. shatters his own Hot 100 record
EmptyNEW YORK -- T.I. breaks his own recently set record for the largest leap to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna explodes from No. 80 to No. 1.
The track sold 335,000 downloads this week in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, besting Mariah Carey's prior digital debut week high-water mark of 286,000 with "Touch My Body." Six weeks ago, T.I. jumped from No. 71 to No. 1 with "Whatever You Like," which slips to No. 2 on the Hot 100 but remains atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a third week.
Pink's "So What" drops 2-3 but continues to ring up major digital sales. The track shifted 165,000 copies this week and has sold 1.27 million in just seven weeks.
Rihanna's "Disturbia" holds at No. 5, while Cash Money newcomer Kevin Rudolf scores his first top 10 hit as "Let It Rock" featuring Lil Wayne jumps from 15th to fifth after selling 148,000 downloads. Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" remains No. 6 for a second week.
Debuting at No. 7 with new single "Keeps Getting' Better" is Christina Aguilera, thanks to digital sales of 144,000. This is the artist's first top 10 debut ever and first song in the top tier since "Ain't No Other Man" peaked at No. 6 in July 2006.
T-Pain's "Can't Believe It" featuring Lil Wayne drops from seventh to eighth, while M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" nose-dives from No. 5 to No. 9. Nickelback's "Gotta Be Somebody" debuts at No. 10 on download sales of 127,000, easily the band's best Hot 100 opening to date.
Other new entries this week include "American Idol" champion David Cook's "Light On" at No. 17 with 109,000 downloads, and the Killers' "Human" at No. 32 with 70,000.
Kenny Chesney jumps from No. 2 to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven," the 15th chart-topper of his career there. Billboard's rock charts are unchanged, with The Offspring's "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" at No. 1 on Modern Rock for a third week and Metallica's "The Day That Never Comes" leading Mainstream Rock for a second.