Pink tops singles chart for third time

New York: Pink scored her third No. 1 hit on Billboard`s Hot 100 singles chart Thursday after "Raise Your Glass" rose one place to the top.

The pop singer last led the Hot 100 in September 2008, when "So What" enjoyed a weeklong reign. She first topped the chart in 2001 with the collaborative "Lady Marmalade," which included star turns by Christina Aguilera, Lil` Kim and Mya.

"Raise Your Glass" is one of two new selections on Pink`s "Greatest Hits ... So Far!!!" album, which contains eight of her 10 top 10 hits in a decade long career. The only absentee top 10 tracks on the set are the aforementioned "Marmalade" and "Most Girls" (No. 4, 2000).

"Raise Your Glass" is the fifth title to occupy the No. 1 slot in five weeks, a turnover rate not seen in more than 20 years. Eight titles led over eight weeks in September to November 1990.

Last week`s No. 1, Rihanna`s "Only Girl (In the World)," fell to No. 3. As for the other recent champs, Far*East Movement`s "Like a G6" fell four to No. 7, Rihanna`s "What`s My Name?" rebounded three to No. 5, and Kesha`s "We R Who We R" slipped two to No. 6.

Katy Perry`s "Firework" jumped four to No. 2, and Bruno Mars` former chart-topper "Just the Way You Are" rebounded three to No. 4. Mars also jumped seven to No. 10 with "Grenade." Nelly`s "Just a Dream" fell three to No. 8, and the Black Eyed Peas` "The Time (Dirty Bit)" jumped four to No. 9.

Enrique Iglesias claimed the chart`s highest debut, arriving at No. 18 with "Tonight (I`m Lovin` You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, which is also available digitally in an explicit version. The new song follows up Iglesias` first top 10 hit in nine years, "I Like It."

Bureau Report