1. What’s My Name? – Rihanna feat. Drake
Barbadian singer Rihanna lands her second #1 this year and eighth overall, with new single “What’s My Name?” featuring American rapper Drake, the 2nd single taken from forthcoming fifth album Loud. Following her 5 week reign with "Rude Boy," "Name?" soars 59 spots up to its pinnacle, stopping fellow pop scarlet Ke$ha from extending last weeks reign at the top to a second week with “We R Who We R.” As well as being Airplay Gainer this week, the also single sold around 235,000 digital copies this week, enough to also displace Ke$ha’s “We R” on the Digital Songs tally too. This is Drake’s first chart topper, out of 23 chart entries, prior to this the closest he’s gotten to #1 was with first mainstream single “Best I Ever Had” which peaked at #2 in 2009.
3. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
4. Only Girl (In the World) - Rihanna
Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" and the second of Rihanna's top 5 enteries in this week's chart is "Only Girl (In the World)" remain bulleted in last week's positions. Both also riding very high over on Mediabase with over 11,000 spins between them.
6. Just a Dream - Nelly
Rapper Nelly ascends to the top spot on the Pop Songs tally as well as on Mediabase too with "Just a Dream," it's his fifth chart topper, making him the leading rapper with the most #1's on there--only Eminem trails behind with 3.
10. Firework - Katy Perry
Pop singer Katy Perry charges into the top 10 with "Firework" rising up 19 spots, scoring her sixth top 10 and her third from the Teenage Dream album. I guess, it's kind of a personal feat for Perry as while the last album One of the Boys did also landed 3 top 10's (out of 4) it's third single "Thinking of You" was a chart dud, peaking at a lowly #29.
24. Felt Good On My Lips - Tim McGraw
Country singer Tim McGraw debuts at #24 with new single "Felt Good On My Lips" lifted from his forthcoming greatest hits collection Number One Hits, scoring his 25th top 40 single.
31. Right Thru Me - Nicki Minaj
2 weeks before her debut album Pink Friday drops, Nicki Minaj lands her second solo top 40 single with "Right Thru Me" following "Your Love" earlier this year. Initial lead single "Massive Attack" was a flop and therefore not going to be included on the album.
36. Grenade - Bruno Mars
Pop crooner Bruno Mars lands his second solo top 40 single with "Grenade," following the massive chart success of "Just the Way You Are," which is still securely in the top 5.