1. Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
After a string of four top 5 singles ("03 Bonnie & Clyde (with Beyonce)," "Dirt off Your Soulder," "Run This Town (with Rihanna & Kanye West) Jay-Z finally scores his first #1 on the Hot 100 with his latest single "Empire State of Mind" with Alicia Keys, ending Owl City's two-week stay at the top with "Fireflies." It's astonishing that his first number-one comes after fourteen years in the business. This week "Empire" is also airplay gainer, much contributing to its rise to the top. Congrats to Jay.
5. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Country group Lady Antebellum score their highest charting single ever with "Need You Now" lead single from their forthcoming second album of the same name, rising 17 spaces up. Prior to this their highest charting single was "I Run to You" last single released from their first self-titled album, landing the group their first top 40 hit, peaking at #27 earlier this year.
6. 3 - Britney Spears
Britney rises two spots up the chart with her latest single "3" which topped the chart 8 weeks ago, landing Spears her third #1. This week her new Singles Collection debuts #26 with sales of 28,000.
10. TiK ToK - Ke$ha
Newcomer Ke$ha scores her first solo top 10 with her debut single "TiK ToK."
11. Bad Romance - Lady GaGa
Following her impressive top 10 debut and a sturdy fall down to #18, Lady GaGa's "Bad Romance" rises 7 spots up to #11. Her appearence on Gossip Girl may have helped.