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Silvio Pietroluongo, Billboard

Rihanna tops Billboard for third week

Rihanna maintains her lead billing on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "Rude Boy," the third single from her latest album "Rated R."

Rihanna stays atop Hot 100 chart

Rihanna maintains her No. 1 standing on the Billboard Hot 100 as "Rude Boy" holds at No. 1 for a second week.

Black Eyed Peas tops singles chart

The Black Eyed Peas become the first duo or group in 19 years to plate three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles from one album, as "Imma Be," from the act's "The E.N.D.," beelines 3-1.

Taylor Swift breaks female download record

Taylor Swift breaks the record for best first-week download sales by a female artist as "Today Was a Fairytale" shifts 325,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan as it set to debut at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ke$ha stays No. 1 on singles chart

As previously reported, Ke$ha maintains her standing atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth straight week with "TiK ToK," while fellow "Animal" album cut "Blah Blah Blah," featuring 3OH!3, is the chart's Hot Shot Debut at No. 7.

Ke$ha sets female download record

In what is traditionally a high-volume download week thanks to shiny new MP3 players under the tree and download cards stuffed in stockings, a sales mark falls by the wayside as Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" shifts 610,000 digital tracks for the week ending Dec. 27.

‘Empire State of Mind’ stays atop Hot 100

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" holds at No. 1 for a third week on the Billboard Hot 100, increasing its lead over Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" (2-2).

Jay-Z jumps to No. 1 on Hot 100

Jay-Z will earn his fourth Hot 100 No. 1, but his first as a lead or co-billed performer, as his collaboration with Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind," will top the chart to be released tomorrow.

Owl City’s ‘Fireflies’ lights up Hot 100

Minnesota native Adam Young, better known as Owl City, moves 7-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fireflies," his debut effort on the list.

Britney Spears’ ‘3’ debuts at No. 1

Britney Spears becomes the first artist in over three years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released Oct. 15, as "3" opens at the pinnacle of the chart.

‘Glee’ tracks liven up Billboard Hot 100

The top six songs on the Billboard Hot 100 hold steady this week, but the new season of Fox's "Glee" brings joy to the chart.

Black Eyed Peas breaks singles chart record

With an eighth consecutive week at No. 1 for "I Gotta Feeling," the Black Eyed Peas will have held the top slot for an unprecedented 20 straight weeks, having previously led the list for the prior 12 frames with "Boom Boom Pow." Also entering the record books is Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours," which spends an extraordinary 70th week on the Hot 100.