BEYONCE KNOWLES still rules the US singles charts despite a charge from British singer James Blunt.

The former DESTINY'S CHILD star's PINK PANTHER tune CHECK ON IT tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth consecutive week, while Blunt's hit YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL stays firm at number two.

It's a good week all round for Knowles - her new movie The Pink Panther also sits at the top of the US box office.

Rapper Nelly's GRILLZ, Mary J Blige's BE WITHOUT YOU and I'M SPRUNG by T-Pain are also unmoved at numbers three, four and five, making the entire top five the same as it was last week.

Meanwhile Pink makes a splash at number 24 with her latest hit, STUPID GIRLS, which is the new chart's top debut.