JAY-Z and Alicia Keys are on course for the Christmas number one in the U.S. after scoring a fifth week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with EMPIRE STATE OF MIND.
However, they face sTIff competition next week (24Dec09) from Ke$ha's TiK ToK, which jumps up a spot to two on the new chart.
Lady GaGa's Bad Romance slides a place to three, while Iyaz's Replay and Fireflies by Owl City round out the new top five.
Meanwhile, rapper Ludacris scores his best Hot 100 debut as How Low enters the countdown at 13.