Flo Ridaâ€˜s dance-pop hit â€˜Whistleâ€™ is the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. The Miami rapper dethroned Carly Rae Jepsenâ€˜s nine-week reign at the top with her summertime jam â€˜Call Me Maybe.â€™
This is Floâ€™s third No. 1 hit of his career following his 2008 club anthem â€˜Lowâ€™ (Featuring T-Pain) and 2009â€²s â€˜Right Round,â€™ which featured an uncredited Kesha. The â€˜Good Feelingâ€™ rapper joins a distinguished list of rhyme-spitters with several Hot 100 chart-toppers under their belts. Those artists include Diddy and Ludacris with five each, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, 50 Cent and Nelly with four apiece and Ja Rule, T.I., T-Pain and Snoop Dogg with three each.
But donâ€™t feel too bad for Jepsen. Although her song â€˜Maybeâ€™ dipped to No. 3, she officially holds the title of having the longest Hot 100 reign of the year, so far. Plus, the Canadian songbirdâ€™s follow-up single â€˜Good Timeâ€™ (with Owl City) is resting comfortably at No. 13 on the tally.
Flo Rida might not be able to hold on to his throne for long. British electro-pop singer Ellie Gouldingâ€˜s â€˜Lightsâ€™ is holding steady at No. 2 this week and Taylor Swiftâ€˜s just-released song â€˜We Are Never Ever Getting Back Togetherâ€™ is garnering major airplay this week.
In the meantime, Flo Rida is probably tooting his own whistle in celebration of his latest chart achievement.