Katy Perry Extends Stay Atop Hot 100
Katy Perry remains perched at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week with "California Gurls," while the title earns the chart's Airplay Gainer award for a second straight frame. Up 16%, the track, which features Snoop Dogg, improves to 122.5 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen BDS, enough for a No. 3 ranking on Radio Songs. On Digital Songs, "California" cops a fifth week at No. 1, shifting 337,000 (down 6%), according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The next three tracks on the Hot 100 all retain their rankings from a week ago. Usher's "OMG," featuring will.i.am, holds at No. 2, "Airplanes" by B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams stands at No. 3 and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars is planted at No. 4.
Drake, who makes big news on the Billboard 200, also makes an impact on the Hot 100. While "Find Your Love" jumps 10-5, "Over" slips 31-32 and "Miss Me," featuring Lil Wayne, drops 50-63 , the rapper/singer debuts four more titles on the list, including the top three new entries. "Up All Night," featuring Nicki Minaj, starts at No. 49, followed by "9AM in Dallas" (No. 57), "Fireworks," featuring Alicia Keys (No. 71) and "Fancy," with T.I. and Swizz Beatz (No. 87). Of his seven charting tracks, all are from his No. 1-debuting album "Thank Me Later," except "9 AM Dallas" which was concurrently released as a digital track.
Ke$ha's "Your Love Is My Drug" holds at No. 6, while Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" slips 5-7. For those who reviewed the Hot 100 chart and/or this recap last Thursday (June 17), you might notice that last week's rankings for these titles differ from what was originally reported. The Hot 100, as well as other retail-based Billboard charts, was revised following the reprocessing of sales data by Nielsen SoundScan late in the week. The most notable amendment to the Hot 100 were the changes in rank for Ke$ha and Gaga.
Newcomer Mike Posner takes his debut single "Cooler than Me" into the top 10 (14-8) as the title posts the largest digital gain on the chart. Aided in part by the exposure of being iTunes' Free Video of the Week and a significant jump in radio airplay, "Cooler" climbs 9-6 on Hot Digital Songs with 142,000 paid downloads (up 42%). On Radio Songs, the title jumps 21-17 (up 25% in audience impressions), while moving 15-9 on the Pop Songs radio list.
Rounding out the top 10 are Eminem's "Not Afraid" (8-9) and "Break Your Heart" by Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris (7-10).
Besides the Drake debuts, nine other titles enter the list. Disturbed starts at No. 81 with "Another Way to Die," which also debuts at a lofty No. 8 on Rock Songs. 3OH!3's "Double Vision" opens at No. 89 with "Double Vision" and Soulja Boy Tell'em jumps on at No. 90 with "Pretty Boy Swag." Also new are the latest tracks from Bobby Brackins (No. 91), The Dirty Heads (No. 93), Jaheim (No. 95), Rodney Atkins (No. 96), Craig Morgan (No. 97) and Blake Shelton (No. 98).