The Boss scores his 10th No. 1 album, Big Time Rush are a fab four and Pitbull unleashes his first Dance/Club Play Songs leader as a lead artist.
BIG LIKE THE BEATLES: Speaking of the act with the most Billboard 200 No. 1s, a modern-day boy band covers the original, as Big Time Rush debuts at No. 2 on Kid Albums, No. 4 on Soundtracks and No. 44 on the Billboard 200 with its "Big Time Movie Soundtrack" EP.
The digital-exclusive set, culled from the group's new Nickelodeon movie, sports six remakes of Beatles classics: "Hard Day's Night," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Help!," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Revolution" and "We Can Work It Out."
"We are excited to help introduce the Beatles music to a younger generation," says Big Time Rush's Logan Henderson.
'SUN' RISES: Colbie Caillat scores her third No. 1 on Adult Contemporary, as "Brighter Than the Sun" rises 3-1. She spent 19 weeks on top with "Bubbly" in 2008 and five frames at the summit with "Fallin' for You" in 2010.
"Brighter" marks the second AC No. 1 for co-writer Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, following Leona Lewis' four-week leader "Bleeding Love" (which he co-penned with Jesse McCartney) in 2008.
Caillat's coronation also serves as further proof that "brighter than the sun" seems to be 2012's go-to musical catch phrase. Fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, also sports the lyric in the song's chorus: "So, let's set the world on fire / we can brighter than the sun." It's worked out pretty well for the group, as "Young" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
DOG DAYS: Pitbull makes his seventh trip to the top of the Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as his "International Love," featuring Chris Brown, lifts 2-1.
It's Pitbull's first leader as a lead artist, however. On his six previous ascents to the top, he rode shotgun with Livvi Franc ("Now I'm That Bitch," 2009), Lola ("Fresh Out the Oven," 2010), Enrique Iglesias ("I Like It," 2010; "I Like How It Feels," 2011), Jennifer Lopez ("On the Floor," 2011), and - just two weeks ago - Havana Brown ("We Run the Night").
Perhaps surprisingly, Pitbull's two prior Dance/Club Play Songs entries as a lead fell short of the top 10 despite each making the Hot 100's top 10. "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" peaked at No. 27 and "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, reached No. 15.
FATHER FIGURES: Paul Overstreet apparently isn't content to let his sons get all the Billboard chart ink. Nash Overstreet is the lead guitarist for Hot Chelle Rae, which has notched two top 40 Hot 100 hits since last year, while Chord Overstreet plays Sam Evans on Fox's "Glee"; the series' cast has tallied a record 198 Hot 100 chart entries.
Patriarch Paul, meanwhile, bows at No. 60 on Country Songs as a writer on newcomer Kristen Kelly's "Ex-Old Man." Among his catalog, which includes nine top 10s - and two No. 1s - in 1988-91 as an artist, are the Country Songs leaders "When You Say Nothing at All," recorded by Keith Whitley, in 1988 and Blake Shelton's "Some Beach" (2004).
Also one of Paul's biggest singles as an artist? One that his sons might consider covering: 1990's No. 2-peaking hit on Country Songs, "Seein' My Father in Me."
Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield.