Katy Perry replaces Eminem on charts

New York: Katy Perry posted back-to-back No. 1 entries on Billboard`s Hot 100 singles chart Thursday as the title track from her recent chart-topping album "Teenage Dream" rose one place to the top.\

Perry ended the nonconsecutive seven-week reign of Eminem`s "Love the Way You Lie," which slipped to No. 2. She previously ruled the chart for six weeks with the summer hit "California Gurls," which currently ranks at No. 10, down three.

Elsewhere, Taio Cruz`s "Dynamite" held at No. 3, Bruno Mars` "Just the Way You Are" rose two to No. 4, and "I Like It" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull slipped one to No. 5.

Usher`s "DJ Got Us Fallin` In Love," also featuring Pitbull, fell one to No. 6, Taylor Swift`s "Mine" rose two to No. 7, and "Take It Off" by Ke$ha jumped two to No. 8.

Nelly returned to the top 10 for the first time in more than four years as "Just a Dream" climbed four to No. 9. The rapper was last in the upper tier when "Grillz," featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp, topped the list for two weeks in January 2006.

The chart`s top debut was George Strait`s "The Breath You Take," which came in at a modest No. 95, just ahead of new releases by two other country stars: Miranda Lambert`s "Only Prettier" (No. 96) and Brad Paisley`s "Anything Like Me" (No. 100).

Bureau Report

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