As Ellie Goulding's "Lights" leaps 12-6 in its 27th week on the Billboard Hot 100, completing the longest ascent to the region in the chart's 54-year history for a song by a female that was not aided by crossover airplay from country to pop and adult radio. Who else shines on the Hot 100 this week?
-- Maroon 5: Ahead of the album's likely lofty launch on next week's Billboard 200, Overexposed preview track "One More Night" enters the Hot 100 at No. 42 and Hot Digital Songs at No. 12 with 95,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Another clear sign of the band's evolution from rock to pop -- as previous single "Payphone," at No. 2 on the Hot 100, features Wiz Khalifa: "Night" was co-written and -produced by Martin Karl "Max Martin" Sandberg, marking the band's first charted collaboration with the pop hitmaker.
-- LMFAO: The pair just keeps on partying. As the duo's former six-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, logs a 66th week on the survey, the song passes Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" (65 weeks, 2011-12) for the longest residence by a former leader in the chart's 54-year history. Among all titles, only Jason Mraz's No. 6-peaking "I'm Yours" (76 weeks, 2008-09) and LeAnn Rimes' No. 2 hit "How Do I Live" (69 weeks, 1997-98) have stayed on the list longer. "Party" has even outlasted two follow-up singles: two-week No. 1 "Sexy and I Know It," which departs the chart this week after 42 frames, and the No. 49-peaking title track from the songs' parent album, "Sorry for Party Rocking."
-- Justin Bieber: As Believe storms the Billboard 200 summit with the year's largest debut sales total (374,000), the album's fifth and sixth Hot 100 entries bow with digital sales of 53,000 and 31,000, respectively. "Beauty and a Beat," featuring Nicki Minaj, opens at No. 72 and "Right Here," featuring Drake, debuts at No. 95. Following the No. 2-peaking Hot 100 hit "Boyfriend," the set's first radio single and Bieber's highest-charting Hot 100 entry, Island Def Jam goes for adds at mainstream top 40 and rhythmic radio on July 9 with the dubstep-infused "As Long As You Love Me," featuring Big Sean, July 9. Released as an album preview song, "Love" charted last week at No. 21 on the Hot 100 with 168,000 downloads sold.
-- Cher Lloyd: The fourth-place finalist on U.K. reality TV competition "The X Factor" last year (when One Direction placed third) vaults 75-51 in her second week on the Hot 100 with "Want U Back." The song also claims Greatest Gainer honors on Heatseekers Songs (6-1) and Mainstream Top 40 (27-23). It bounds 48-30 on Hot Digital Songs (56,000, up 50%).
-- Kelly Clarkson: After registering her longest-reigning Hot 100 No. 1 with former three-week leader "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" (this week at No. 21), follow-up "Dark Side" enters at No. 93. The song lifts 20-17 on Adult Top 40 and 38-34 on Mainstream Top 40.