Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Widens Lead Atop Hot 100
Spurred by the premiere of its special-effects-heavy video last Thursday (March 31), "E.T." tallies a fourth week at No. 1 on Digital Songs with 327,000 downloads sold (up 29%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sum is Perry's fifth-highest weekly total, eclipsed only by two weeks each for prior Hot 100 No. 1s "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, and "Firework."
On Radio Songs, "E.T." bounds 10-6 with 88 million audience impressions (up 20%), according to Nielsen BDS.
Rihanna's "S&M" holds at No. 2 for a second week on the Hot 100, while becoming her record-setting fifth consecutive No. 1 (2-1) on Radio Songs (and eighth overall), besting streaks of four each by Destiny's Child (2000-01) and Usher (2004). She has linked leaders in each of her last five appearances on Radio Songs courtesy of "Rude Boy," Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," on which she guested, "Only Girl in the World" and "What's My Name?," featuring Drake, prior to "S&M."
The Black Eyed Peas' "Just Can't Get Enough" rises 5-3 on the Hot 100 and Cee Lo Green's "F**k You (Forget You)" dips 3-4. Although the latter song drops 1-2 on Radio Songs, it rewrites the mark for longest journey to No. 1 on Pop Songs.
Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" descends 4-5 on the Hot 100 and Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now," featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, lifts 7-6. "Look" logs a third week at No. 1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs survey.
The success of Adele's sophomore album "21," which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 941,000 copies in its first six weeks, according to SoundScan, spurs the soulful British singer/songwriter's first top 10 on the Hot 100, as "Rolling in the Deep" roars 17-10. The track surges 11-9 on Digital Songs (122,000 downloads sold, up 16%) and 50-36 on Radio Songs (33 million in audience).
As he arrives at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with his debut set "Rolling Papers," rapper Wiz Khalifa scores the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut with "When I'm Gone." "Roll Up," the album's second proper single following the No. 1 "Black and Yellow," edges 29-28.
Of the Hot 100's six debuts this week, two belong to TV-related acts. "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sara Ramirez's cover of Brandi Carlile's "The Story," from the "Grey's Anatomy: The Music Event" soundtrack, which features songs from the ABC series' special musical episode last Thursday, begins at No. 69. The set starts at No. 24 on the Billboard 200, while Ramirez's own self-titled EP enters at No. 37.
The "Victorious" cast (which, unlike the "Grey's Anatomy" ensemble, offers regular musical performances on its Nickelodeon series), bows on the Hot 100 at No. 83 with "Beggin' on Your Knees," featuring Victoria Justice. The troupe reached No. 50 in January with its prior chart entry, "Freak the Freak Out."
All charts will be refreshed tomorrow (April 7) on Billboard.com.