Chart Highlights: Britney Spears Bows, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Leap To No. 1

July 28: Britney Spears and Katy Perry is seeing blue during the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Smurfs 2' in Westwood, California.

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Britney Spears' 'Work B**ch!' blasts onto Pop Songs, while Katy Perry scores a record-tying No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and Lady Gaga lands her lucky 13th No. 1 on Dance/Mix/Show Airplay

Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.

All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com and Billboardbiz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine.

Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Roar" Katy Perry

Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 25 "Work B**ch!" Britney Spears

As projected last week, Britney Spears debuts on Pop Songs at No. 25 with "Work B**ch!" The song marks Spears' 31st entry on the list, pushing her past Mariah Carey (30) for the second-most visits dating to the chart's Oct. 3, 1992, launch. Rihanna leads with 36 charted titles (all since 2005).

Debut No. 39 "Marry Me" Jason Derulo

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (10 weeks)*** "Blurred Lines" Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
Greatest Gainer No. 4 "Hold On, We're Going Home" Drake Featuring Majid Jordan
Debut No. 45 "Pound Cake"/"Paris Morton Music 2" Drake Featuring JAY Z
Debut No. 46 "Last Night" Sebastian Mikael Featuring Wale

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** "Holy Grail" Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
Debut No. 22 "White Walls" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring ScHoolboy Q & Hollis
Debut No. 24 "F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit" Jay Z Featuring Rick Ross
Greatest Gainer "Pound Cake"/"Paris Morton Music 2" Drake Featuring JAY Z

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (6 weeks)*** "Royals" Lorde
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 15 "A Light That Never Comes" Linkin Park X Steve Aoki
Debut No. 31 "Sirens" Pearl Jam
Debut No. 40 "Shot At The Night" The Killers
Debut No. 42 "Black Heart" Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington
Debut No. 49 "The Phoenix" Fall Out Boy
Debut No. 50 "Tired" Stone Sour

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** "Royals" Lorde
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 19 "A Light That Never Comes" Linkin Park X Steve Aoki
Debut No. 39 "Sirens" Pearl Jam

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Night Train" Jason Aldean
Greatest Gainer No. 16 "We Were Us" Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
Debut No. 59 "Two Step" Laura Bell Bundy
Debut No. 60 "Drivin' Around Song" Colt Ford Featuring Jason Aldean

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** "Gone, Gone, Gone" Phillip Phillips
Greatest Gainer No. 12 "Roar" Katy Perry
Debut No. 30 "Counting Stars" OneRepublic

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Roar" Katy Perry

As it spends a second week atop Pop Songs, Katy Perry's "Roar" rises 2-1 in its seventh week on Adult Pop Songs. The coronation grants Perry two historic milestones: "Roar" marks Perry's eighth Adult Pop Songs No. 1, tying her with Maroon 5 and P!nk for the most leaders in the chart's 17-year archives. Plus, its seven-week ascent marks the fastest to the chart's summit since the survey first appeared in Billboard magazine the week of March 16, 1996. Four songs in that span had previously reached No. 1 in as few as eight weeks, most recently Perry's "California Gurls" in 2010.

Greatest Gainer No. 16 "Wake Me Up!" Avicii
Debut No. 39 "Sail" AWOLNATION
Debut No. 40 "Best Day Of My Life" American Authors

Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer "Propuesta Indecente" Romeo Santos
Debut No. 43 "Duele Decirte Adios" PeeWee
Debut No. 44 "Cotorra y Voli" El Cata Featuring Pitbull
Debut No. 50 "Mia" Cardenales de Nuevo Leon

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (12 weeks)*** "El Ruido de Tus Zapatos" La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
Greatest Gainer No. 13 "Vas A Llorar Por Mi" Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
Debut No. 38 "Un Animal" Los Canarios de Michoacan
Debut No. 39 "Ya Te Olvide" Luz Maria
Debut No. 40 "La Doble Cara" Banda Carnaval

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Loco" Enrique Iglesias Featuring Romeo Santos
Greatest Gainer No. 3 "Propuesta Indecente" Romeo Santos
Debut No. 34 "En El Buzon de Tu Corazon" Carlos Baute
Debut No. 38 "Applause" Lady Gaga

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Propuesta Indecente" Romeo Santos
Debut No. 27 "Hable de Ti" Yandel
Debut No. 33 "Pirata" Yiyo Sarante
Debut No. 36 "Mala" Diego
Debut No. 40 "Enamorado" Allam A
Greatest Gainer "Lento" Shorty C. Featuring Yomo

Dance/Club Play Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Applause" Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga leaps to her 13th No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs (tying Whitney Houston's sum) with "Applause." Only eight artists have scored more in the chart's 37-year history: Madonna (43), Rihanna (20), Janet Jackson (19), Beyonce (18), Mariah Carey and Kristine W (16 apiece) and Jennifer Lopez and Donna Summer (14 each).

Greatest Gainer No. 8 "Roar" Katy Perry
Debut No. 42 "Give It 2 U" Robin Thicke Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Debut No. 43 "It Feels So Good" Nexus
Debut No. 46 "Boneless" Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo
Debut No. 47 "Youth" Foxes
Debut No. 48 "Give Us Back Love" Meital
Debut No. 50 "Ricky Ricardo" KAPTN

Christian Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Overcomer" Mandisa
Greatest Gainer No. 14 "Speak Life" tobyMac
Debut No. 47 "I Feel So Alive" Capital Kings
Debut No. 49 "Captured" The Digital Age

Gospel Songs
*** No. 1 (8 weeks)*** "Every Praise" Hezekiah Walker
Debut No. 21 "I Can Only Imagine" Tamela Mann
Debut No. 27 "Until I Pass Out" Uncle Reece

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