Digital sales push T.I. back atop Hot 100
Also takes No. 2 spot with track featuring RihannaNEW YORK -- T.I. remains blazing hot on the Billboard Hot 100, returning to No. 1 for a sixth nonconsecutive week with "Whatever You Like." The song sold 205,000 digital copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Another T.I. track, "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, rises from third to second and is the greatest gainer at radio.
Pink's "So What" jumps from No. 4 to No. 3, while Britney Spears' "Womanizer" falls to No. 4 after a record-setting 96-1 jump the week before. Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold," Rihanna's "Disturbia" and Kevin Rudolf's "Let It Rock" featuring Lil Wayne all hold at positions 5-7.
Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" is up from No. 9 to No. 8, while teen star Taylor Swift earns her third consecutive Hot 100 top 10 single as "Fearless" opens at No. 9. The track sold 162,000 digital copies in its opening frame. Swift's second album, also titled "Fearless," is due Nov. 11.
T-Pain's "Can't Believe It" featuring Lil Wayne" drops from No. 8 to No. 10, rounding out the top tier. Akon's "Right Now (Na Na Na) is the chart's top digital gainer after selling 75,000 copies, good enough for a 26-19 jump.
Jennifer Hudson's "Spotlight" begins a second week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, where Montell Jordan's "Me and U" is the top debut at No. 75. It's his first appearance on this chart since 2003.
Toby Keith's "She Never Cried in Front of Me" moves from No. 2 to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs to give the artist his 17th No. 1 there. Keith has 14 chart-toppers this decade, ahead of Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, who have 12 each.
The Offspring's "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" is No. 1 on Modern Rock for a fifth week and Metallica's "The Day That Never Comes" remains atop Mainstream Rock for a fourth.