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Rihanna Gives Katy Perry the Kiss-Off

By David Jenison

rihanna_swimwear_beach_blue_singer_artiste.jpgThis week Rihanna's a bad girl gone good.

Her new single "Disturbia" just gave the singer a third No. 1 hit from Good Girl Gone Bad and ended Katy Perry's seven-week chart-topping streak for "I Kissed a Girl."

Perry was the first female artist to hold the top spot for seven straight weeks since, ironically, Rihanna did it last summer with "Umbrella."

Rihanna's latest single made the two-spot jump to No. 1 after selling a week-best 148,000 digital downloads. Impressively, her previous chart-topper "Take a Bow" remains atop the Hot 100 Airplay chart, making this one of the rare times in which an artist simultaneously dominates the regular Hot 100 and the Hot 100 Airplay chart with different songs.

Good Girl Gone Bad originally scored just one chart-topper with "Umbrella," but Rihanna released a Reloaded version last June that contained the new hits "Take a Bow" and "Disturbia." As happens with bonus tracks on deluxe editions, fans often buy the individual tracks instead of the new version and this helps drive an artist's digital track sales.

Overall, Rihanna has scored four No. 1 hits, originally with "SOS" in 2006. This ties her with Beyoncé and Mariah Carey for the decade's most chart-toppers by a female artist.

Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" ultimately fell two spots to No. 3, with Chris Brown's "Forever" keeping at lock at No. 2. M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" claimed the No. 5 spot, a career best, thanks to an 11-spot jump. The song took flight thanks to digital sales following its use in the Pineapple Express trailer.

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Comments (4)


Posted by movado | September 1, 2008 12:33 PM

jah know Rihanna u look sweet i woulda eat u

Posted by rosie | September 1, 2008 11:56 PM

You go girl, i'm so proud of u and am a major fan. I absolutely LOVE "Disturbia" and the video is off da chain.keep doin ur thing and ignore all the haters who say ur broke. Let the sales of ur music talk to these naysayers for u and u can just sit back and keep quiet.

Posted by laaawd | September 2, 2008 2:22 PM

who cares,caan't tek the idiot rapper, him rap pure sh*t! Look like a little wet rat!

Gryna Physician:
Posted by Gryna Physician | September 7, 2008 3:46 PM

How could u call the empress wet rat?She's a sweet f_ckin gyal mygurl,if that gyal ever giv me a change to ride har she would hav to wonda if I'm a man r a roobot bcause I would ride har to the best of ma ability...She perform at a Heineken light show in St maarten and she call mi on stage 2 wine out har waist but I was Shy lol,couldn't manage that,She went as far as comin off the stage fa me I tell her to take mi to her motel room and I will surely wine out har waist,She laugh at me yuh f_ck bcause am afraid to dance wit her lol...Reee jus gwaan duh yuh ting mi gurl.

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