Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Tops Hot 100

Adele ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 12) on Billboard.com, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1.

The song concurrently reaches the summit on Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to 294,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Deep" garners the Hot 100's Airplay Gainer award for a second consecutive week, rising 7-3 on Radio Songs (99 million in audience, up 28%, according to Nielsen BDS).

The soulful song's coronation marks a female artist's first Hot 100 No. 1 since Ke$ha's debut single "TiK ToK" began a nine-week reign the week of Jan. 2, 2010. Prior to "Deep," Adele had charted solely with the No. 21-peaking "Chasing Pavements," from her debut album "19," in 2009.

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(Following the bow of "Deep" on the Dec. 25, 2010, Hot 100, Adele has added the album cuts "Someone Like You" (No. 65), "Set Fire to the Rain" (No. 88) and "Turning Tables" (No. 63), all from her sophomore set "21," which commands the Billboard 200 for a seventh frame; Adele is the first female artist to top the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously since Ke$ha ("TiK ToK," "Animal," respectively) the week of Jan. 23, 2010).

Having reached No. 21 last week on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart (this week dipping to No. 22), "Deep" is the highest-peaking Alternative hit by a solo female artist to top the Hot 100 since Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" spent one week atop Alternative and four frames atop the Hot 100 in spring 1990.

"Deep" pushes Katy Perry's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, to No. 2 on the Hot 100, after five weeks on top, and Digital Songs, after seven weeks in charge. "E.T." gains in audience, spending a third week atop Radio Songs (143 million, up 3%), while dropping by 21% to 237,000 downloads sold.

After Jennifer Lopez traded her judge's chair for the stage to perform "On the Floor," featuring Pitbull, on "American Idol" last Thursday (May 5), the song soars 7-3 with Digital Greatest honors on the Hot 100 (175,000 downloads, up 25%). The song had previously peaked at No. 5 (March 19), the same rank at which her new album, "Love?," arrives on the Billboard 200 this week.

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Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, the Black Eyed Peas' "Just Can't Get Enough" holds at No. 4 and Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song" maintains its No. 5 rank.

After its remix featuring Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha sent Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends" vaulting 11-3 on last week's Hot 100, the song retreats to No. 6. Last week, the song sold 246,000 downloads, with the triple-threat remix accounting for 68% of the title's sales. This week, the song experiences a 49% digital sales erosion to 126,000, with the all-star remix accounting for 47% of the song's overall digital sum. Still, "World" bullets at No. 6 on Radio Songs with a 10% uptick to 87 million in audience, granting Spears the highest weekly audience of her 12-and-a-half-year chart career; "Hold It Against Me" peaked with 81 million the week of Feb. 19, 2011.

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As with Lopez, an "Idol" performance last Thursday aids Lady Antebellum, whose "Just a Kiss" blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 7, marking the highest debut for a country group in the chart's 52-year history. (Sugarland previously held the record with a No. 20 start for "Stuck Like Glue" the week of Aug. 14, 2010). The first single from the trio's forthcoming third studio album launches on Digital Songs at No. 3 (211,000). As previously reported, the ballad storms the Country Songs airplay chart at No. 28 with 6 million in first-week audience.

While rising 7-3 assisting Lopez on "Floor," Pitbull scores his fourth Hot 100 top 10 as a lead artist, and seventh overall, as "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer, darts 13-8. The song jumps 11-7 on Digital Songs (153,000, up 25%) and 23-15 on Radio Songs (57 million, up 27%).

Rihanna's "S&M" slips 6-9 on the Hot 100 and Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now," featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, holds at No. 10.

Along with Lady Antebellum's bow, two other songs debut in the Hot 100's top 40: dance track "Where Them Girls At" by David Guetta, featuring Flo Rida and Minaj (No. 14; 162,000 downloads), and "Fast Lane" by Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Royce da 5'9" (No. 32, 84,000).

Additional Hot 100 entrances include five Fleetwood Mac covers by the "Glee" cast, led by its remake of "Go Your Own Way" at No. 45 (as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's "Rumours" re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 11); Don Omar's former 15-week Latin Songs No. 1 "Danza Kuduro" (No. 82); and, Thirty Seconds to Mars' "Closer to the Edge" (No. 99). "Idol" contestant James Durbin covered the lattermost song to begin last Wednesday's (May 4) episode.

All charts, including the Hot 100, Digital Songs and Radio Songs, will be refreshed tomorrow on Billboard.com.

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