T.I.'s 'Whatever You Like' continues reign
Tops Billboard Hot 100 for fifth weekNEW YORK -- T.I. remains in control of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts for a fifth and second week respectively with "Whatever You Like." In addition, two other songs from his just-released album "Paper Trail" debut on the Hot 100: "Ready for Whatever" at No. 57 and "Live Your Life" at No. 80.
The Nos. 2-4 spots on the Hot 100 are unchanged, with Pink's "So What," Kanye West's "Love Lockdown" and Rihanna's "Disturbia" holding firm. M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" inches up 6-5, while Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" jumps 9-6 and T-Pain's "Can't Believe It" featuring Lil Wayne rises 8-7.
Ne-Yo's "Closer" is down 7-8, while Taylor Swift's "Love Story" slides 5-9. Estelle's "American Boy" featuring Kanye West stays put at No. 10.
Cash Money newcomer Kevin Rudolf has the greatest digital gainer with "Let It Rock" featuring Lil Wayne. The song soars 21-15 after shifting 85,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The Hot 100's top debut comes from Akon's "Right Now (Na Na Na)," the first single from his new album, "Freedom," due Nov. 25. "Right Now" lands at No. 17 after selling 94,000 digital downloads. It's Akon's 24th chart entry since June 2004, second only to Lil Wayne's 27 during that period.
On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "Whatever You Like" looks to be facing stiff competition from "Live Your Life," which rockets 38-16 as the top airplay gainer.
Former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker starts a second week atop Hot Country Songs with "Don't Think I Don't Think About." Alan Jackson has the top debut with "Country Boy" at No. 43.
The Offspring's "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" is No. 1 for a second week on the Modern Rock chart, where the Killers have the top debut with "Human" at No. 13. Metallica rises 2-1 on the Mainstream Rock roundup with "The Day That Never Comes," the group's seventh chart-topper there.