Rihanna returns to No 1 on singles chart

New York: Two weeks after topping the Billboard`s Hot 100 singles chart with `What`s My Name?`, Rihanna reclaimed her crown Thursday with "Only Girl (In the World)," the debut single from her new album, `Loud`.

It`s the first time in the 52-year history of the Hot 100 that an album`s debut single has reached No. 1 after the second single. "What`s My Name?" slipped one place to No. 8, while "Loud" debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday.

"Only Girl" is Rihanna`s fourth single to ascend to No. 1 in 2010, making her the first woman, and first artist overall since Usher in 2004, to hit the top that many times in a calendar year. Her career tally of chart-toppers stands at nine.

Pink rose two places to No. 2 with "Raise Your Glass," while Far*East Movement`s "Like a G6" fell to No. 3 after three non-consecutive weeks at the top. Ke$ha rebounded two places to No. 4 with "We R Who We R," which debuted at No. 1 three weeks ago. Nelly`s "Just a Dream" held at No. 5.

Katy Perry`s "Firework" jumped three to No. 6, Bruno Mars slid four to No. 7 with "Just The Way You Are." Just behind Rihanna`s "What`s My Name?", Cee-Lo Green`s "F--- You (Forget You)" jumped 13 places to No. 9 on the wings of the "Glee" Cast`s family-friendly cover at No. 11. Trey Songz` "Bottoms Up" was No. 10 for a second week.

Bureau Report

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