The Billboard Hot 100
As previously reported, Rihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Where Have You Been" jumps 11-9. Only four women in the chart's nearly 54-year history boast more top 10s. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra), meanwhile, logs an eighth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 to become this year's longest-leading No. 1. Let's look at other notable Hot 100 moves this week.
-- Justin Bieber: As current radio single "Boyfriend" rebounds 9-8 (after bowing at No. 2 nine weeks ago), "Die in Your Arms," another song from his June 19 album "Believe," blasts in as the chart's Hot Shot Debut at No. 17. The track roars onto Hot Digital Songs at No. 4 (185,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). Likely owed to anticipation for the new set, the warm welcome for "Arms" bests that of Bieber's other recent Hot 100 entry, non-album cut "Turn to You (Mother's Day Dedication)." That tribute song spent a week on Hot Digital Songs (No. 17) and the Hot 100 (No. 60) in May via opening digital sales of 79,000.
-- Katy Perry: "Wide Awake" bellows 35-19 in its second week on the Hot 100 with top Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. The mid-tempo ballad charges 20-12 on Hot Digital Songs (109,000, up 41%) and 70-35 on Radio Songs (35 million, up 101%, according to Nielsen BDS). Perry performed the song live for the first time at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20.
-- Phillip Phillips: Predictably, as the immediate fanfare following his May 23 "American Idol" coronation fades, Phillips' victory song "Home" plummets in its second week on the Hot 100 (10-41). The song tumbles 2-13 on Hot Digital Songs (102,000, down 63%). Its second-week fall is similar to that of last year's winner's single, Scotty McCreery's "I Love You This Big" (11-35 with a 53% decline to 80,000 downloads). That song did, however, log a 16-week chart run thanks to support from country radio. Phillips seeks similar fortunes, as "Home" is now being promoted by Interscope to mainstream and adult top 40 stations.
-- LMFAO: At 63 weeks, the duo's "Party Rock Anthem" (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock) passes Lifehouse's "You and Me" (62 weeks, 2005-06) as the longest-charting Hot 100 title by a non-solo act. Five singles by soloists have spent more time on the survey, led by Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" (76 weeks, 2008-09).
-- The Wanted: As the boy band's debut single "Glad You Came" logs a 15th week in the top 10 (No. 10, after peaking at No. 3), its follow-up bows at No. 93. The new release is powered by a 38-30 jump on Mainstream Top 40 (up 41% in airplay) and a 34-32 boost on Pop Digital Songs (24,000, up 8%).