Usher replaces Eminem atop singles chart

Updated: May 21, 2010, 10:08 AM IST

New York: A week after being bumped from the top of Billboard`s Hot 100 singles chart by Eminem, R&B singer Usher reclaimed the No 1 spot on Thursday with `OMG`.

Eminem`s "Not Afraid" slid to No. 6, the biggest drop from the top since Coldplay`s "Viva La Vida" also took a five-spot hit in June 2008.

Katy Perry`s "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, opened at No. 2, the 14th title to do so in the chart`s 52-year history. The track comes from the pop singer`s second album, "Teenage Dream," penciled in for an August 24 release.

Atlanta rapper B.o.B posted back-to-back entries in the top five as "Airplanes," featuring Hayley Williams, rose two to No. 3 and former No. 1 "Nothin` On You," featuring Bruno Mars, slipped one to No. 4. Another former No. 1, Taio Cruz`s "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris, fell one to No. 5.

Ke$ha`s "Your Love Is My Drug" rose one to No. 7, a spot ahead of yet another top 10 entry by Lady Gaga. Gaga`s "Alejandro" is her seventh straight radio single to reach the top 10.

Rounding out the top 10, each down three places, were Rihanna`s "Rude Boy" (No. 9) and Train`s "Hey, Soul Sister" (No. 10).

The Glee Cast placed five new entries in the Hot 100, led by its rendition of Rick Springfield`s 1981 No. 1 smash, "Jessie`s Girl" at No. 23.

Other new entries included Charice`s "Pyramid," featuring Iyaz, at No. 56; Lil Wayne`s "I`m Single" at No. 82; Enrique Iglesias with "I Like It" at No. 89; and Justin Bieber`s "Somebody to Love" at No. 98.

Bureau Report