Adele Stays Atop Hot 100, Lady Gaga Makes 'Glory'-ous Start
"Rolling in the Deep" strengthens its lock atop the chart with Airplay Gainer honors for a third consecutive week and the Digital Gainer award for the second time in four weeks. The song rises 3-2 on Radio Songs (118 million in audience, up 19%, according to Nielsen BDS) and logs a second frame atop Digital Songs with its highest weekly sum to-date (353,000 downloads sold, up 20%, according to Nielsen SoundScan).
As previously reported, Adele's "21" dominates the Billboard 200 for an eighth week, while "Rolling in the Deep" sets the weekly plays record in its third frame in charge of the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart.
Katy Perry's former Hot 100 No. 1 "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, holds at No. 2, while Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" blasts in at No. 3. The third single from her album "Born This Way," due May 23, charges in as the highest new entry on Digital Songs (No. 2; 266,000) and Radio Songs (No. 54; 20 million, up 361%).
Lady Gaga has started higher on the Hot 100 and Digital Songs only with the title cut from "Born This Way," which launched atop both surveys in February.
With "Born This Way" having led the Hot 100 for six weeks and prior single "Judas" having debuted and peaked at No. 10 four weeks ago (it falls 19-27 this week), Lady Gaga's first 10 singles promoted to radio have reached the Hot 100's top 10. Among women in the chart's five-decade history, only Mariah Carey (11) has begun with more consecutive career-opening top 10 singles.
Pitbull unleashes his fifth Hot 100 top five hit, as "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer, vaults 8-4. The song jumps 15-8 on Radio Songs (71 million, up 25%) in its fifth week, marking Pitbull's fastest flight to the chart's top tier as a lead artist. On Digital Songs, "Give Me Everything" ascends 7-4 (186,000, up 22%).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song" drops 5-7, Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends" slips 6-8, Chris Brown's former No. 6-peaking "Look at Me Now," featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, rebounds 10-9 and Jeremih's "Down on Me," featuring 50 Cent, rises 12-10 after reaching No. 4 last month.
Below Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory," 12 other songs arrive on the Hot 100.
Enrique Iglesias matches his best Hot 100 debut rank, as "Dirty Dancer," with Usher and featuring Lil Wayne, opens at No. 18. The song begins on Digital Songs at No. 9 with 126,000 downloads, marking both his highest debut position on the tally and his best first-week sales total.
Iglesias likewise arrived at No. 18 on the Hot 100 with previous pop single "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" (featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E), which reached No. 4. As "I Like It" (featuring Pitbull), the first release from "Euphoria," also rose to No. 4, the set is Iglesias' first to yield three top 20 Hot 100 hits (although the remix of "Dancer" with Lil Wayne is not included on the album).
The "Glee" cast sends six songs onto the Hot 100, led by its cover of the chart's top song, "Rolling in the Deep," at No. 29 (93,000 downloads). New at No. 34, the troupe's take on Rebecca Black's "Friday" (82,000) outperforms the original, which stopped at No. 58 seven weeks ago. (Despite its viral buzz -- 143 million YouTube views in its first three months -- Black's "Friday" peaked at No. 38 on Digital Songs and did not reach the Radio Songs survey).
The Hot 100's fifth top 40 debut this week represents Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler's first appearance on the list as a solo artist. The "American Idol" judge's "(It) Feels So Good" bounds in at No. 35 (and No. 24 on Digital Songs) with digital sales of 77,000. Aerosmith has charted 28 songs on the Hot 100, beginning with "Dream On" in 1973.
Other Hot 100 arrivals include Rick Ross' "9 Piece," featuring Lil Wayne or T.I. (No. 61); the Lonely Island's "Jack Sparrow" (featuring Michael Bolton) (No. 69), from the act's "Turtleneck & Chain," which bows at No. 3 on the Billboard 200; and, 2007 "Idol" champion Jordin Sparks' "I Am Woman" (No. 82), which she performed Thursday (May 12) on the series' stage.
All charts, including the Hot 100, Digital Songs and Radio Songs, will be refreshed tomorrow on Billboard.com.