T.I. track 'Whatever' continues Hot 100 streak
Pink's 'So What' rises to No. 2, selling 197,000 downloadsNEW YORK -- T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the fastest-growing track at radio. It remains a digital hit as well, having sold 145,000 copies in the U.S. this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
But there's some strong competition from Pink's "So What," which jumps from No. 3 to No. 2 and is the top digital gainer after selling 197,000 downloads. Rihanna's "Disturbia" slips from No. 2 to No. 3, while Chris Brown's "Forever" and M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" hold at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.
Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" continues its ascent up the Hot 100, jumping from ninth to sixth after selling 128,000 downloads. The track has shifted 1.1 million digital copies to date.
Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" sticks at No. 7, while Ne-Yo's "Closer" remains No. 8. Flo Rida's 'In the Ayer" featuring will.i.am rockets from No. 21 to No. 9 after shifting 110,000 downloads. Kardinal Offishall's "Dangerous" featuring Akon slips from No. 6 to No. 10 to round out the top tier.
Just below, Artists Stand Up to Cancer's "Just Stand Up!" explodes from No. 78 to No. 11 in the wake of its performance on a multi-network cancer telethon last Friday. The song, which features more than a dozen top female artists, sold 110,000 downloads.
Metallica has the top debut on the Hot 100 with "Cyanide" at No. 50. The song sold 48,000 downloads; its parent album, "Death Magnetic," will be released Friday via Warner Bros.
Jazmine Sullivan begins a third week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Need U Bad," while Jennifer Hudson's "Spotlight" jumps from No. 8 to No. 3 as the fastest-growing track at radio. Meanwhile, Brad Paisley earns his eighth straight No. 1 on Hot Country Songs (and 12th overall) with "Waitin' on a Woman."
Staind scores a second week atop the Modern Rock chart, while Metallica assumes control of the Mainstream Rock chart in just three weeks with "The Day That Never Comes."