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Spears’s ‘Womanizer’ Sets Chart Record

October 16, 2008

Britney Spears’s new song “Womanizer” has set a record for biggest leap by going from No. 96 to No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart, Jive Records announced.

This is the first time a song has ever made a jump of this magnitude on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, the label said.

“Womanizer,” which is also the No. 1 song on iTunes charts in Canada, France, Spain and Sweden, is the first single from Spears’s album, “Circus,” which is scheduled for worldwide release Dec. 2.

Coming in at No. 2 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 is T.I.’s “Whatever You Like,” followed by his “Live Your Life” featuring Rihanna at No. 3, Pink’s “So What” at No. 4 and Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold” at No. 5, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Rounding out the top tier are Rihanna’s “Disturbia” at No. 6, Kevin Rudolf’s “Let It Rock” featuring Lil Wayne at No. 7, T-Pain’s “Can’t Believe It” featuring Lil Wayne at No. 8, Ne-Yo’s “Miss Independent” at No. 9 and M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” at No. 10.




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