Perry leads singles chart for second week

New York: The spinning wheel atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart came to a halt for the first time in almost two months on Thursday, as Katy Perry`s ‘Firework’ logged a second consecutive week at No. 1.

The last song to spend successive frames at the top of the Hot 100 was "Like a G6," by Far*East Movement in late-October. Since then, five tunes have enjoyed weeklong stints at No. 1 with "Like a G6" making a return engagement for a third round.

One of those former No. 1s, "What`s My Name?" by Rihanna featuring Drake, was also angling for a second shot at glory by rising one place to No. 2 on the heels of strong radio airplay. The R&B starlet held at No. 6 with "Only Girl (In the World)."

Bruno Mars jumped two places to No. 3 with "Grenade." His former No. 1, "Just the Way You Are," held at No. 7. Pink`s "Raise Your Glass" dropped two to No. 4, while Ke$ha`s "We R Who We R" rebounded three to No. 5.

"The Time (Dirty Bit)" by The Black Eyed Peas slid four places to No. 8, Nelly`s "Just a Dream" remained steady at No. 9, and "Bottoms Up" by Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj held at No. 10.

Jailed rapper T.I. claimed the top debut as "That`s All She Wrote" came in at No. 18. The tune comes from his new album "No Mercy," which debuted at a disappointing No. 4 on the Billboard 200 on Wednesday.

Bureau Report