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This 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. MIA'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.
Yet again, the Jonas Brothers had the week's biggest bow. Their title track single "A Little Bit Longer" sold 131,000 downloads last week to enter the Hot 100 at No. 11 and the Digital Tracks chart at No. 2 behind Rihanna.
Equally impressive, the Brothers continue to rewrite the record books. A few weeks back, they became the first group to land three Hot Digital Songs debuts on more than six-figure sales each. "A Little Bit Longer" and last week's "Tonight" (131,000 copies) have since extended that record to five songs.
Helping to make this the summer of Jonas, their new album A Little Bit Longer, released on Tuesday, is a surefire lock for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200.
Overall, Perry wasn't the only artist to see a chart-topping streak cut short. Keyshia Cole spent the last nine weeks atop the R&B/Hip-Hop chart with "Heaven Sent" before Lil Wayne's "A Milli" dethroned it this week. Likewise, Disturbed's "Inside the Fire" was on a historic 14-week run at Mainstream Rock that Shinedown shut down with "Devour."
The Hot Country Songs chart continues to be relatively fluid, however, with Taylor Swift landing her second No. 1 with "Should've Said No." The young country darling previous topped the country charts with "Our Song."