Usher, David Guetta Get a No. 1 on Pop Songs With 'Without You'
At No. 9, Bruno Mars Maintains Perfect Top 10 Streak
D avid Guetta scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Without You," featuring Usher, rises 2-1.
The song marks the French DJ/producer/songwriter's first leader on the list. He had previously peaked as high as No. 3 with "Sexy Chick," featuring Akon, last year. It's also the first No. 1 by a solo male for Capitol Records in the survey's 19-year history.
"It's amazing. My first time in the U.S. (with) a No. 1. It's really exciting … everything is fantastic!," Guetta beamed to Billboard.com on notching his first Pop Songs topper. "Finally dance music is happening in the U.S.!"
Usher earns his second Pop Songs No. 1 after reigning for three weeks with "Yeah!," featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris, in 2004. He'd stopped just one spot short of the summit a frustrating six times since then, most recently with "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love," featuring Pitbull, a year ago.
Also making news on Pop Songs is Bruno Mars, who rises 12-9 with "It Will Rain," from the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1" soundtrack, which debuted on last week's Billboard 200 album chart at No. 4. The song marks Mars' seventh top 10 in as many tries dating to his arrival last year as a featured vocalist on B.o.B's No. 1-peaking "Nothin' on You."
No other male artist has begun with as many consecutive top 10s as Mars on the tally.
All charts, including Pop Songs, will be refreshed Thursday (Nov. 24) on Billboard.com.