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  • Music charts
    BillboardAmong the latest national chart leaders:
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Rihanna’s song “Diamonds” was near the top of several music charts this week.



Among the latest national chart leaders:


1. “Locked Out of Heaven,” Bruno Mars

2. “Diamonds,” Rihanna

3. “Ho Hey,” the Lumineers

4. “Die Young,” Ke$ha

5. “One More Night,” Maroon 5

6. “I Cry,” Flo Rida

7. “Beauty and a Beat,” Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj

8. “Home,” Phillip Phillips

9. “Some Nights,” fun.

10. “I Knew You Were Trouble,” Taylor Swift


1. “Red,” Taylor Swift

2. “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars

3. “Christmas,” Michael Bublé

4. “Take Me Home,” One Direction

5. “Merry Christmas, Baby,” Rod Stewart

6. “Jesus Piece,” The Game

7. “The World from the Side of the Moon,” Phillip Phillips

8. “Cheers, It’s Christmas,” Blake Shelton

9. “Girl on Fire,” Alicia Keys

10. “On This Winter’s Night,” Lady Antebellum


iTunes’ latest charts:


1. “Locked Out of Heaven,” Bruno Mars

2. “I Knew You Were Trouble,” Taylor Swift

3. “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers

4. “Stupid Boy,” Cassadee Pope

5. “Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears),”

6. “Diamonds,” Rihanna

7. “Beauty and a Beat (feat. Nicki Minaj),” Justin Bieber

8. “Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz),” Ryan Lewis, Macklemore

9. “Gangnam Style,” Psy

10. “Die Young,” Ke$ha


1. “12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief,” Various Artists

2. “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars

3. “Jesus Piece,” Game

4. “Christmas,” Michael Bublé

5. “Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 3,” Glee Cast

6. “Red,” Taylor Swift

7. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” Howard Shore

8. “O.N.I.F.C.” Wiz Khalifa

9. “The Lumineers,” The Lumineers

10. “Babel,” Mumford & Sons


The most-streamed tracks in the U.S. on Spotify last week:

1. “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers

2. “Diamonds,” Rihanna

3. “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

4. “Locked Out of Heaven,” Bruno Mars

5. “Some Nights,” fun.

6. “It’s Time,” Imagine Dragons

7. “Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit),” Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin

8. “Die Young,” Ke$ha

9. “I Cry,” Flo Rida

10. “Gangnam Style,” Psy