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Thursday, December 26, 2013

US Chart Roundup: Beyonce Is Still Demolishing, In Case You Were Mildly Curious

Beyonce continues to rule the holiday season like she's not done since 2006 — the "'Irreplaceable' Is #1 For 10 Weeks" era, if you recall — as her Jay Z-featuring single "Drunk In Love" debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 at #12, and her self-titled album remains atop the Billboard 200 for a second week.

"Drunk In Love" is now Beyonce's highest-charting single as a lead artist since "Sweet Dreams" peaked at #10 in 2009, and her highest-charting overall single since Lady Gaga's "Telephone" went to #3 in 2010.

As for Beyonce, the album sold another 374,000 copies in its second week, bringing its 10-day total to 991,000 copies. Sweet fucking Beysus.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "The Monster" - Eminem feat. Rihanna *3 weeks*
2. "Timber" - Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
3. "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic
4. "Say Something" - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
5. "Royals" - Lorde
6. "Demons" - Imagine Dragons
7. "Let Her Go" - Passenger
8. "Wake Me Up!" - Avicii
9. "Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus
10. "Story Of My Life" - One Direction

SEE ALSO:
* The 10 Best Pop Singles Of 2013
* The 10 Worst Pop Singles Of 2013

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