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Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, American Music Awards Spur Gains
Rihanna notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), while LMFAO is among a host of acts that benefit from performances on the American Music Awards, broadcast live Nov. 20 on ABC.
"Found," the lead single from Rihanna's sixth studio album, "Talk That Talk," which, as previously reported, debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, spends a second week at No. 1 on Radio Songs with 139 million all-format audience impressions, up 6%, according to Nielsen BDS. On the Digital Songs chart, the track dips to No. 2 after five frames at No. 1 (209,000 downloads sold, down 1%, according to Nielsen SoundScan).
Two additional tracks from "Talk That Talk" concurrently bow on the Hot 100: the title cut (featuring Jay-Z), the chart's highest debut at No. 31 (73,000 downloads), and "Where Have You Been" at No. 65 (39,000).
Below Rihanna's Hot 100 leader, LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" logs a fourth week at No. 2, claiming Digital Gainer honors. The cut ascends 2-1 on Digital Songs (226,000, up 24%), while rising 6-4 on Radio Songs (111 million, up 5%). The duo's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, meanwhile rebounds 16-10, spurred by a 30% digital gain to 101,000.
Helping fuel LMFAO's chart action? The Nov. 20 American Music Awards, broadcast live on ABC, on which LMFAO performed both "Sexy" and "Party."
Other AMA performers receiving boosts in the Hot 100's top 10 include Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera, whose former four-week No. 1 "Moves Like Jagger" edges 6-4; Gym Class Heroes, whose "Stereo Hearts," featuring Maroon 5's Adam Levine, climbs 8-7; and, Katy Perry, whose "The One That Got Away" nabs Airplay Gainer accolades and pushes 10-9. "One" soars 18-10 on Radio Songs (70 million, up 19%) and 11-5 on Digital Songs (137,000, up 29%).
Speaking of the title character in "Jagger," the AMAs further help will.i.am's "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)," featuring the Rolling Stones frontman and Jennifer Lopez, charge onto the Hot 100 at No. 36. The song opens with 70,000 downloads sold after the trio premiered it (Jagger via video) during the festivities. The track marks Jagger's first solo top 40 entry since 1987 and his highest Hot 100 rank since "Dancing in the Street," with David Bowie, shimmied to No. 7 in 1985.
"T.H.E." previews will.i.am's forthcoming album, "#willpower."
Surrounding "Jagger" in the Hot 100's top five, Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain" rises 5-3, swapping spots with Adele's "Someone Like You" (3-5). Mars' song, from the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1" soundtrack, holds at No. 3 on Digital Songs (196,000, up 14%) and elevates 17-13 on Radio Songs (66 million, up 11%).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, David Guetta's "Without You," featuring Usher, descends 4-6 and Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" slips 7-8.
Check billboard.com tomorrow (Dec. 1), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety and the Digital Songs and Radio Songs charts, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.