The Asian/American electro hop group Far*East Movement knocks Rihanna off the top spot in the U.S. as “Like a G6” returns to No.1. The track topped the chart two weeks ago, but had to surrender to Ke$ha’s “We R Who We R.” Last week, Rihanna and Drake vaulted 60-1 with “What’s My Name?,” but they fall to No.7 this week. According to Billboard, such a drop from the top spot hasn’t occurred since Mariah Carey’s “Don’t Forget About Us.”
Far*East Movement appears on several chart tallies worldwide – the track has topped the charts in Belgium and New Zealand having peaked at No.2 in Australia. It bows at No.51 in the UK this week, and is currently sitting at No.45 on the UK radio airplay chart. Without airplay support, the single has little chance to make any dent on the UK charts.
Expect to see the follow-up race up the chart anytime soon. “Rocketeer” features OneRepublic’s singer Ryan Tedder who sang the vocals on Timbaland’s “Apologize.” Far*East Movement’s current album – Free Wired – also features a contribution from DJ/producer Roger Sanchez whose track “2Gether” concludes the album.