Chart Moves: Bruno Mars Makes 'Heaven'-ly Ascent Onto Hot 100
Chart Moves: Bruno Mars Makes 'Heaven'-ly Ascent Onto Hot 100

As previously reported, Maroon 5 spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," fending off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains bulleted at No. 2. Plus, One Direction, Taylor Swift and Adele blast into the top 10 with new tracks. What other songs scale the Hot 100 and other singles charts?

-- Bruno Mars: The pop singer/songwriter debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 34 with "Locked Out of Heaven." The track soars onto Hot Digital Songs at No. 11 with 92,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and Hot 100 Airplay at No. 54 with 23 million all-format audience impressions (up 82%), according to Nielsen BDS.

On the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart, "Heaven" begins at No. 26 with Greatest Gainer honors. Mars has reached the chart's top 10 with each of his first eight entries prior to "Heaven," half of which have climbed to No. 1. That career-opening streak is the longest among men in the chart's 20-year history. "Heaven" also charges onto Adult Top 40 at No. 26, marking the highest entrance by a solo male unaccompanied by another artist since Rob Thomas bowed at No. 20 with "Lonely No More" the week of Feb. 19, 2005.

"Heaven" previews Mars' second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, due Dec. 11.

-- Ke$ha: "Die Young" dips 13-14 in its second week on the Hot 100, although with a bullet and with top Airplay Gainer honors. It declines by 27% in sales (to 138,000) but vaults 46-25 on Hot 100 Airplay (45 million, up 48%). It jumps 21-17 on the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart.

-- Ne-Yo: The singer scores his first top 20 title as a lead act on the Hot 100 since "Mad" (No. 11, 2009), as "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" leaps 25-17. His latest climbs 18-13 on Hot 100 Airplay (65 million, up 21%), 24-20 on Hot Digital Songs (64,000, up 3%) and debuts on On-Demand Songs at No. 46 (345,000, up 58%).

-- Mumford & Sons: "I Will Wait" bounds 57-32 on the Hot 100 with the chart's top Streaming and Digital Gainer awards. It flies 15-2 on On-Demand Songs (963,000, up 74%) and 75-37 on Hot Digital Songs (44,000, up 99%). On the Alternative airplay tally, it becomes the group's second No. 1 (2-1), following "Little Lion Man" in 2010.

-- "Glee" Cast: With its record-extending 205th entry, the TV troupe brings Coldplay's oft-covered 2003 composition "The Scientist" to the Hot 100 for the first time. The remake debuts at No. 91, fueled by 46,000 in download sales. While Coldplay's original version of the piano ballad was a modest hit, reaching No. 5 on Triple A and No. 34 on Adult Top 40, the song has made the rounds of TV music competitions in recent years, while Willie Nelson's cover reached No. 19 on Country Digital Songs in May.

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