Perry & Eminem lead US singles chart

New York: Katy Perry`s "California Gurls" spent a fourth week at No 1 on Billboard`s Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, while Eminem`s "Love the Way You Lie" debuted at No 2.

The Eminem track, featuring Rihanna, comes from the rapper`s new album "Recovery," which bowed at No. 1 on the album chart Wednesday.

The album`s first single, the former chart-topper "Not Afraid," fell two to No. 11. Five other songs from "Recovery" debuted on the Hot 100: "No Love" (No. 23), "Won`t Back Down" (No. 62), "Cold Wind Blows" (No. 71), "Talkin` 2 Myself" (No. 88) and "25 to Life" (No. 92).

The next four songs on the Hot 100 each fell one spot: Usher`s "OMG," featuring (No. 3), B.o.B`s "Airplanes," featuring Hayley Williams (No. 4), Travie McCoy`s "Billionaire," featuring Bruno Mars (No. 5) and Drake`s "Find Your Love" (No. 6).

Mike Posner`s introductory hit "Cooler Than Me" rose one to No. 7, while Ke$ha`s "Your Love Is My Drug" (No. 8) and Lady Gaga`s "Alejandro" (No. 9) each fell two. Jason Derulo notched a third top-10 from his self-titled debut album, as "Ridin` Solo" soared six places to No. 10.

Other new entries included Selena Gomez & the Scene`s "Round & Round" (No. 24), Maroon 5`s "Misery" at No. 44, Sara Bareilles "King of Anything" (No. 59), Miley Cyrus` "Stay" (No. 75) and Adam Lambert`s "If I Had You" (No. 94).

Bureau Report


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