Rising star J Balvin scores his first No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs as "Ay Vamos" hops 4-1 in its 25th week on the chart (dated March 7). The track takes Digital Gainer honors, climbing 78 percent (to 5,000 downloads sold in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Nielsen Music), fueled in part by a performance of the song on Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro award show on Feb. 19, where he took home four awards including Urban Artist of the Year.
Drake rules 42 percent of the 50-position Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated March 7), as the hip-hop star has 21 concurrent songs on the tally — breaking his own record for the most simultaneously-charting hits in the history of the chart.
Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week, while The Weeknd's "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" enters the top 10. The latter song joins another song from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack in the top 10: Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do," which bounds 6-3.
Nicki Minaj's 'The Pinkprint' clears a half-million in U.S. sales, Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' makes a surprise return to the Billboard 200, Bette Midler's 'Girls' grows, and Norah Jones feels the love from iTunes.
Using tagging data from Shazam, as well as sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music, Billboard partners with Clio Music each month to present a chart ranking the top songs in commercials. This month's chart covers all of January 2015 as well as Super Bowl Sunday (February 1). Super Bowl-specific commercials include only corresponding data for the week preceding and following the event (through Feb 8).
A best original song nomination doesn't hurt, but the winning songs really reap the benefits. We went through the last five years of best original song Oscar winners to see how winning the Academy Award affected that song's digital sales.