T.I. takes biggest stride on Hot 100

Digital sales allow 'Whatever You Like' to rocket to top

NEW YORK -- T.I. establishes the mark for biggest jump to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as "Whatever You Like" soars from No. 71 to the top spot in its third week on the list.

A No. 1 opening on Hot Digital Songs with debut-week sales of 205,000 downloads is the impetus for the record-setting Hot 100 move, which surpasses the 64-1 hike taken by Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" in the May 12, 2007, issue.

"Like" is the rapper's first No. 1 as a lead artist (he was featured on Justin Timberlake's 2006 chart-topper, "My Love") and his opening-week digital sum is the best by a rap track since Nielsen SoundScan began compiling download data in 2003.

Rihanna's "Disturbia" is thus bumped to No. 2 on the Hot 100 after two weeks on top. Chris Brown's "Forever" and Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" remain Nos. 3 and 4 respectively, while Kardinal Offishall's "Dangerous" featuring Akon jumps from No. 7 to a new peak of No. 5.

M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" holds at No. 6, Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" slips from No. 5 to No. 7 and Ne-Yo's "Closer" inches up from No. 9 to No. 8. Pink's "So What" is the top debut at No. 9 after selling 117,000 downloads in its first week. This is the best Hot 100 opening of the pop star's career. Rihanna's "Take a Bow" rounds out the top 10, falling from No. 8 to No. 10.

Hit Masters' cover of Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" is the top digital gainer, rocketing from No. 65 to No. 19 after selling 96,000 downloads. The original version of the song remains unavailable digitally.

Another cover in the same vein, Studio All-Stars' take on Estelle's "American Boy," debuts at No. 85. The original version was removed from iTunes by Estelle's label, Atlantic, prompting it to plummet from No. 11 to No. 37 on the Hot 100 and from No. 6 to No. 59 on Hot Digital Songs.

Over on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, J newcomer Jazmine Sullivan scores her first chart-topper as "Need U Bad" jumps from fourth to first place. John Legend's "Green Light" featuring Andre 3000 is the top debut at No. 77.

Keith Urban assumes control of Hot Country Songs as "You Look Good in My Shirt" jumps 2-1. Kenny Chesney's "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" is moving quickly on its heels, rising 13-6 in just its fourth chart week.

Coldplay begins a second week at No. 1 on the Modern Rock chart with "Viva La Vida." On that tally, Metallica's "The Day That Never Comes" is new at No. 25. It makes an even bigger impact on Mainstream Rock, debuting at No. 7. Shinedown's "Devour" remains No. 1 there for a third week.
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