Newly-crowned "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips is the first artist to send a coronation single into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in four years, as his "Home" blasts onto the chart at No. 10.
Phillip Phillips' "Home" Scores Second-Biggest Digital Sales Week for Any Song by an 'American Idol' Finalist.
Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, meanwhile, spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 to become this year's longest-leading No. 1.
Phillips' "Home" sold 278,000 downloads following its May 23 release (for the sales tracking week ending Sunday, May 27), according to Nielsen SoundScan, and debuts at No. 2 on the Hot Digital Songs chart. With its No. 10 bow on the Hot 100, "Home" is the first "Idol" victory single to reach the top 10 since David Cook's "The Time of My Life" debuted and peaked at No. 3 in 2008.
The 2009 and 2011 "Idol" victors just missed the Hot 100's top tier, each posting No. 11 debuts and peaks with their winner songs: Kris Allen's "No Boundaries" and Scotty McCreery's "I Love You This Big," respectively. 2010 champ Lee DeWyze reached No. 24 with his cover of U2's "Beautiful Day."
Atop this week's Hot 100, Gotye's "Somebody" notches a seventh week at No. 1 to become this year's longest-ruling title. It bests the six-week command of the chart's prior leader, fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae. "Somebody" now boasts the longest run atop the Hot 100 for a song by a male artist since Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna, also posted seven weeks at No. 1 in July through September 2010.
"Somebody" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart with 138 million in all-format audience (up 1%), according to Nielsen BDS. It drops 2-3 on Hot Digital Songs (264,000, down 9%), while staying atop On-Demand Songs (1.1 million on-demand streams, down 5%, according to BDS) for a sixth week.
The songs at Nos. 1 through 9, in fact, remain stationary on the Hot 100. It's the first time that the top nine have remained in the same order in consecutive weeks since the entire top 10 repeated their ranks on the chart dated Jan. 10. 2004.
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100, claiming top Airplay and Streaming Gainer honors. On Hot 100 Airplay, the track pushes 9-7 with a 16% gain to 86 million in audience. On On-Demand Songs, "Maybe" lifts 3-2 with 1 million on-demand streams (up 4%), according to BDS. The cut holds at No. 1 for a second week atop Hot Digital Songs (301,000, up 1%).
Likely having aided Jepsen's jumps this week? She performed "Maybe" on the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast Sunday night (May 20) on ABC.
With "Maybe" up by 7% in overall Hot 100 points and "Somebody" down by 4%, Jepsen continues to narrow the gap between the chart's top two titles, likely setting up a closer battle for next week's No. 1 song.
Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring Wiz Khalifa, stays at No. 3 on the Hot 100, bulleting again at No. 6 on Hot 100 Airplay (89 million, up 14%) and holding at No. 3 on Hot Digital Songs (265,000, down 6%). The song dips 2-3 on On-Demand Songs (974,000, down 4%).
fun.'s "Young" maintains its No. 4 rank on the Hot 100, while Nicki Minaj's "Starships" docks again at its No. 5 peak to date. Flo Rida's "Wild Ones," featuring Sia, places at No. 6 for a second frame; One Direction's former No. 4 hit "What Makes You Beautiful" ranks at No. 7 for a third week; and the Wanted's No. 3-peaking "Glad You Came" spends a third week at No. 8.
Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend," which reached No. 2 on the Hot 100 upon its debut eight weeks ago, regains its bullet at No. 9. The song -- which Bieber also performed at the Billboard Music Awards -- registers gains on Hot 100 Airplay (53 million, up 9%) and Digital Songs (144,000, up less than 1%), while holding at No. 5 on On-Demand Songs (695,000, down 5%).
Check billboard.biz tomorrow (May 31), when all rankings, including the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs, Hot 100 Airplay and On-Demand Songs, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.