Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, Drake, Bastille Score New No. 1s

Katy Perry

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Perry's 'Roar' ties a record on Dance/Club Play Songs, Drake makes history on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Bastille notches its first Alternative Songs leader. Plus,Thomas Rhett takes over atop Country 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 (5 weeks)*** "Roar" Katy Perry
Greatest Gainer No. 7 "Wrecking Ball" Miley Cyrus
Debut No. 34 "Stay The Night" Zedd Featuring Hayley Williams
Debut No. 36 "My Kind Of Love" Emeli Sande
Debut No. 38 "Let Her Go" Passenger

Dance/Club Play Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Roar" Katy Perry
Katy Perry ties the record for the most consecutive Dance/Club Play Songs No. 1s, as "Roar" becomes her 11th leader in a row (and overall). She's topped the tally with each entry dating to "Waking Up in Vegas" in 2009. Perry equals Jennifer Lopez's also-active mark of 11 straight Dance/Club Play Songs No. 1s, which she's logged from 2007's "Que Hiciste" through "Live It Up" (featuring Pitbull) in July.

Greatest Gainer No. 11 "Work B**ch!" Britney Spears
Debut No. 31 "Stay The Night" Zedd Featuring Hayley Williams
Debut No. 44 "Come With Me" Ricky Martin
Debut No. 48 "All Night" Icona Pop
Debut No. 49 "Lightning" Smokey Jones
Debut No. 50 "Beg Borrow Steal" Ayah Marar

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Cups (Pitch Perfect's When I'm Gone)" Anna Kendrick
Greatest Gainer No. 6 "Roar" Katy Perry
Debut No. 27 "Wake Me Up!" Avicii

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Roar" Katy Perry
Greatest Gainer No. 6 "Wake Me Up!" Avicii
Debut No. 33 "Hold On, We're Going Home" Drake Featuring Majid Jordan
Debut No. 36 "Say Something" A Great Big World
Debut No. 38 "Bonfire Heart" James Blunt
Debut No. 40 "Harlem" New Politics

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "It Goes Like This" Thomas Rhett
Greatest Gainer No. 30 "Stay" Florida Georgia Line
Debut No. 55 "19 You + Me" Dan + Shay
Debut No. 60 "Cut Me Some Slack" Chris Janson

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Hold On, We're Going Home" Drake Featuring Majid Jordan
With a 2-1 rise for "Hold On, We're Going Home," Drake passes Usher for the most R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay No. 1s - a lucky 13 - dating to the Nielsen BDS-based chart's April 4, 1992, launch. R. Kelly, Alicia Keys and Lil Wayne follow Drake's dozen No. 1s with eight apiece. "Home" halts the 12-week reign of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell).

Greatest Gainer No. 8 "Tom Ford" Jay Z
Debut No. 45 "Own It" Mack Wilds
Debut No. 47 "Over Here" PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake
Debut No. 49 "Let Me Find Out" Doe B

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (8 weeks)*** "Holy Grail" Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
Greatest Gainer No. 4 "Tom Ford" Jay Z
Debut No. 23 "Clappers" Wale Featuring Nicki Minaj & Juicy J

Christian Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** "Overcomer" Mandisa
Greatest Gainer No. 22 "This Is Amazing Grace" Phil Wickham
Debut No. 34 "Love Alone Is Worth The Fight" Switchfoot
Debut No. 49 "Keep Making Me" Sidewalk Prophets

Gospel Songs
*** No. 1 (11 weeks)*** "Every Praise" Hezekiah Walker
Greatest Gainer No. 7 "Sunday Kinda Love" Israel Houghton Featuring Aaron Lindsey, PJ Morton & Nikki Ross

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (8 weeks)*** "Royals" Lorde
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Pompeii" Bastille
Debut No. 45 "Seether" Seether
Debut No. 48 "Let Her Go" Passenger
Debut No. 49 "Adrenaline" Shinedown

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Pompeii" Bastille
Heralded as a Billboard "Bubbling Under" act to watch in April, British rock band Bastille tops Alternative Songs on its first try with "Pompeii" (2-1). The track reached No. 2 on the Official U.K. Singles chart in March, while the act's debut studio album "Bad Blood" crowned the band's native country's album chart the same month. Last month, "Bad Blood" arrived at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart and No. 11 on the Billboard 200.

Greatest Gainer No. 22 "Team" Lorde
Debut No. 35 "House Of Gold" Twenty One Pilots
Debut No. 40 "Heavy Bells" J Roddy Walston & The Business

Latin Airplay   
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Darte Un Beso" Prince Royce
Debut No. 43 "En El Buzon De Tu Corazon" Carlos Baute
Debut No. 44 "Wake Me Up!" Avicii
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 45 "Fin de Semana" La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga Featuring Rio Roma
Debut No. 46 "Un Animal" Los Canarios de Michoacan
Debut No. 49 "La Mas Fuerte" Ednita Nazario
Debut No. 50 "Cambio de Piel" Marc Anthony

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (15 weeks)*** "El Ruido de Tus Zapatos" La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 20 "Fin de Semana" La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga Featuring Rio Roma
Debut No. 36 "Mi Angelita Mi Diablita" Proyecto X

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** "Loco" Enrique Iglesias Featuring Romeo Santos
Greatest Gainer No. 7 "Que Viva La Vida" Wisin

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Propuesta Indecente" Romeo Santos
Debut No. 32 "Perdi El Control" Renzo
Debut No. 38 "In My Head" Santaye
Debut No. 40 "Sopa de Caracol - Yupi" Elvis Crespo
Greatest Gainer "Esta Noche" Raulin Rodriguez

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