Britney tops Billboard charts

New York: Pop princess Britney Spears has topped the charts again with her new single `Hold It Against Me`, becoming the second artist in the 52-year history of Billboard`s Hot 100 singles chart to debut multiple songs at the number one spot.

Spears previously came in at number one with `3` in 2009 and her new single is from her much awaited new album, which is yet untitled, reported

The only other act with multiple number one starts is Mariah Carey with `Fantasy`, `One Sweet Day` in 1995 and `Honey` in 1997.

`Hold It Against Me` is Spears` fourth number one on the Hot 100. Prior to `3`, she reigned with her debut single `Baby One More Time` and `Womanizer`.

The new track sold 411,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the highest first-week tally for a lead female artist, besting the 325,000 downloads sold by Taylor Swift`s `Today Was a Fairytale` in February 2010.

Two other tracks stormed the upper reaches of the Hot 100. `What the Hell`, the first single from Avril Lavigne`s fourth album, `Goodbye Lullaby` opened at number 13.

At number 23, Kanye West and Jay-Z debuted with "H.A.M." the first single from the superstar pair`s upcoming collaborative album, `Watch the Throne`.