Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Katy Perry, Barry Manilow

Adele No. 1 on Hot 100 as Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber Surge

CHOICE LADIES: To paraphrase Beyonce, girls run the Billboard Hot 100.

The 2011 Billboard Millennium Award winner's "Run the World (Girls)" stopped at No. 29 earlier this month, but its subject material summarizes the state of the Hot 100. With a seventh week at No. 1 for Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," lead female acts have ruled the survey for 19 consecutive weeks.

After male rapper Wiz Khalifa spent a week at the apex with "Black and Yellow" (a testosterone-infused tribute to the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers), Lady Gaga hatched her first of six weeks on top with "Born This Way" the week of Feb. 26.

On the April 9 chart, Katy Perry's "E.T." (featuring Kanye West) landed its first of five non-consecutive frames at No. 1.

Rihanna's "S&M," featuring Britney Spears, interrupted Perry's reign with a week in charge April 30.

"Deep" began its command the week of May 21.

The stranglehold on the Hot 100's summit by lead solo women ties for the chart's second-longest. Here is a look at the greatest such stretches:

33 weeks (Sept. 30, 1995-May 11, 1996)
8, "Fantasy," Mariah Carey
1, "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)," Whitney Houston
16, "One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey (& Boyz II Men)
6, "Because You Loved Me," Celine Dion
2, "Always Be My Baby," Mariah Carey

19 weeks (Feb. 26-July 2, 2011)
6, "Born This Way," Lady Gaga
5, "E.T.," Katy Perry (featuring Kanye West)
1, "S&M," Rihanna, featuring Britney Spears
7, "Rolling in the Deep," Adele

19 weeks (May 7-Sept. 10, 2005)
4, "Hollaback Girl," Gwen Stefani
14, "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey
1, "Inside Your Heaven," Carrie Underwood

Julie Pilat, assistant program director at KIIS (102.7)/Los Angeles, which has played "E.T." the most (1,311 times through June 19, according to Nielsen BDS) of all songs in its current rotation, says that the numerous female artists now dominating pop radio have earned their success not just through strong music, but their overall images.

"Not only is the music good, but these women are incredible brands. Whether Rihanna, Katy Perry, Adele or Lady Gaga, listeners know each of their musical styles.

"Their brands are connecting with and relating to fans, while building passion on a deeper level than just each single.

"I love that they're all smart, cool girls who celebrate being individuals."

Women also win the battle of the sexes. The female record of 33 consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100 bests the best streak by solo males. Usher, Snoop Dogg, Mario and 50 Cent combined for a 27-week streak at No. 1 in 2004-05.

BUILT TO 'LAST': As Adele remains atop the Hot 100, Katy Perry further exemplifies the impressive run of female chart dominance.

With a 31-4 blast for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," Perry's album "Teenage Dream" becomes just the sixth set by a solo female to yield at least five Hot 100 top five hits. "Friday" follows the No. 1s "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg (six weeks), the title cut (two), "Firework" (four) and "E.T.," featuring Kanye West (five).

All six albums have found women enjoying such mass appeal by accenting mainstream pop with dance and/or R&B/hip-hop elements.

Janet Jackson was the first woman to bank five Hot 100 top fives from an album with "Control": "What Have You Done for Me Lately" (No. 4), "Nasty" (No. 3), "When I Think of You" (No. 1, two weeks), the title cut (No. 5) and "Let's Wait Awhile" (No. 2) in 1986-87.

Madonna followed with "True Blue," which produced "Live to Tell" (No. 1, one week), "Papa Don't Preach" (No. 1, two weeks), the title track (No. 3), "Open Your Heart" (No. 1, one week) and "La Isla Bonita" (No. 4), also in 1986-87. ("La Isla" reached the top five seven weeks after Jackson's "Let's Wait ").

In 1989-90 (after first single "Knocked Out" had stalled at No. 41 in 1988), Paula Abdul joined the female five-timers club with subsequent singles from "Forever Your Girl": "Straight Up" (No. 1, three weeks), the title song (No. 1, two weeks), "Cold Hearted" (No. 1, one week), "(It's Just) the Way That You Love Me" (No. 3) and "Opposites Attract," with the Wild Pair (No. 1, two weeks).

Jackson is the only woman to score at least five Hot 100 top fives from multiple sets, as seven songs from "Rhythm Nation 1814" reached the region in 1989-91: "Miss You Much" (No. 1, four weeks), the title cut (No. 2), "Escapade" (No. 1, three weeks), "Alright" (No. 4), "Come Back to Me" (No. 2), "Black Cat" (No. 1, one week) and "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" (No. 1, one week).

Prior to Perry, the Black Eyed Peas' Fergie last earned the honor with five top fives from her solo debut "The Dutchess": "London Bridge" (No. 1, three weeks), "Fergalicious" (No. 2), "Glamorous," featuring Ludacris (No. 1, two weeks), "Big Girls Don't Cry" (No. 1, one week) and "Clumsy" (No. 5) in 2006-07.

If "Friday" can fly to No. 1, "Teenage Dream" will become only the second album to yield five Hot 100 leaders, joining Michael Jackson's "Bad" in 1987-88.

RAP UP: With six No. 1s as a soloist and two as a member of D12, Eminem leads the Billboard 200 under a third billing. Bad Meets Evil, in which Eminem teams with fellow Michigan rapper Royce da 5'9", bows at No. 1 with the "Hell: the Sequel" EP.

Dating to the first rap album to top the Billboard 200 - Beastie Boys' "Licensed to Ill," which began a four-week reign the week of March 7, 1987 - 552 albums have led the survey.

"Hell," however, is just the sixth by a rap duo.

Here is a recap of all six sets by rap twosomes to top the Billboard 200:

Artist, Title, Date Reached No. 1, Weeks at No. 1
Kris Kross, "Totally Krossed Out," May 23, 1992, two

Tha Dogg Pound, "Dogg Food," Nov. 18, 1995, one
Big Tymers, "Hood Rich," May 18, 2002, one
OutKast, "Speakerboxxx/the Love Below," Oct. 11, 2003, seven
UGK, "Underground Kingz," Aug. 25, 2007, one
Bad Meets Evil, "Hell: the Sequel" EP, July 2, 2011, one (to-date)


DOUBLE DOLLY: One Dolly Parton classic returns to a Billboard ranking, while another may soon scale its first survey.

"The Voice" contestant Vicci Martinez debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 76 with her cover of "Jolene." Parton's introductory Hot 100 hit reached No. 60 the week of March 2, 1974. Already established at the country format by then, "Jolene" became Parton's 34th Country Songs entry and her second No. 1, following 1971's "Joshua."

Parton releases her 41st studio album, "Better Days," June 28. The set's first single, "Together You and I," updates her 1974 duet with Porter Wagoner. The original recording appeared on the pair's album "Porter 'n' Dolly." Although the song never graced a Billboard chart, the duet set yielded the Country Songs No. 1 "Please Don't Stop Loving Me" (Oct. 12, 1974).


HE'S THE MANILOW: A fellow veteran of '70s superstardom soars onto the Billboard 200, as Barry Manilow's "15 Minutes: Fame... Can You Take It?" arrives at No. 7.

The singer/songwriter's first studio album of original compositions since 2001's "Here at the Mayflower" marks his 13th top 10 set. Manilow notched his first seven such albums between 1974 and 1979. He didn't return to the top tier until "Ultimate Manilow" reached No. 3 in 2002.

"15 Minutes" is Manilow's first album of all newly-written material to reach the top 10 since "One Voice" peaked at No. 9 in 1979.