Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Flo Rida Reaches Top 10
Rihanna logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), which scores Airplay Gainer honors for a second consecutive week.
Rapper Flo Rida concurrently bounds into the chart's top 10 (with the songwriting assistance of an R&B/jazz legend).
"Found," the lead single from Rihanna's sixth studio album, "Talk That Talk," due Nov. 21, spends a second week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 235,000 downloads sold, down 3%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. On Radio Songs, "Found" charges 7-4 (103 million all-format audience impressions, up 22%, according to Nielsen BDS).
As reported upon the song's Hot 100 coronation last week, when "Found" became her 11th No. 1 on the survey, Rihanna became just the seventh artist in the chart's 53-year history to tally at least 11 toppers, joining the Beatles (20), Mariah Carey (18), Michael Jackson (13), Madonna (12), the Supremes (12) and Whitney Houston (11).
Below Rihanna's latest leader, LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" advances 3-2 on the Hot 100. The cut remains at No. 2 on Digital Songs (203,000, down 1%), while pushing 8-5 on Radio Songs (93 million, up 10%).
Adele's former five-week No. 1 "Someone Like You" slips 2-3 on the Hot 100. The song leads Radio Songs for a second week (142 million all-format audience impressions, down 3%), while holding at No. 3 on Digital Songs with 144,000 downloads sold (down 3%).
As reported earlier today, Columbia Records will release "Set Fire to the Rain" as the next single from Adele's former Billboard 200 No. 1 (and still top five) album "21."
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, former four-week No. 1 "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera remains at No. 4 and Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts," featuring Maroon 5's Adam Levine, rebounds 6-5.
David Guetta's "Without You," featuring Usher, climbs 7-6 on the Hot 100 and Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" dips 5-8.
Flo Rida enters the Hot 100's top 10, as "Good Feeling" vaults 12-8. The Sunshine State rapper's sixth top 10 features a sample of Avicii's "Levels" (No. 39 on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart), which itself samples "Something's Got a Hold on Me," which reached No. 37 on the Hot 100 in 1962 for Etta James, who co-wrote the song.
The iconic James, thus, now ranks higher on the Hot 100 as a writer than she ever has as an artist; the now-73-year-old jazz/blues artist notched her best peak as a performer with "Tell Mama" (No. 23) in 1968.
Cobra Starship's "You Make Me Feel...," featuring Sabi (9-9), and LMFAO's former six-week No. 1 "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock (8-10), close out the Hot 100's top tier.
Check Billboard.com tomorrow (Nov. 10), 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.