The Billboard Hot 100
As previously reported, with digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, roars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3 (marking the band's best bow on the tally). Thanks to its opening sales week, "Payphone," which enters Hot Digital Songs at No. 1, arrives with the highest digital sales frame by a group, topping the 465,000 sold by the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (April 18, 2009).
Here's more of what else is moving up (and down) the Hot 100.
-- Adele: "Rumour Has It" rises 20-16 on the Hot 100 and reaches the top 10 on Hot 100 Airplay after the first three singles from "21" scaled the latter list's summit. Climbing 13-9 in its sixth week (70 million audience impressions, up 19%, according to Nielsen BDS), it ties "Someone Like You" for Adele's fastest flight to the chart's top 10.
-- Linkin Park: The group's "Burn It Down" storms Rock Songs at No. 2 (12 million first-week audience impressions on 119 stations), Rock Digital Songs at No. 4 (115,000 downloads sold) and the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 30. The song previews the band's fifth studio album, "Living Things," due June 26.
-- Mac Miller: From his mixtape "Macadelic," "Loud" bounds onto the Hot 100 at No. 53. It starts on Hot Digital Songs at No. 17 (86,000, up 200%) following its first full week of digital availability.
-- Pitbull: "Back in Time," from the forthcoming film "Men in Black 3," soars 83-65 courtesy of a No. 54 re-entry on Hot Digital Songs (35,000, up 68%) and a No. 65 debut on Hot 100 Airplay (17 million, up 35%).
-- "Glee" Cast: After its Hot 100 launch last week at No. 26, the Fox TV group's cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" plummets to No. 77 (while the original remains at No. 1) with 67% drop to 51,000 downloads sold. No new "Glee" remakes enter the Hot 100 this week (leaving the troupe's total at an even 200 career entries); its top-seller from the April 17 disco-infused "Saturday Night Glee-ver" episode was its version of KC and the Sunshine Band's "Boogie Shoes" (18,000).
The Billboard 200
Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" kept Jason Mraz away from the No. 1 slot, as the former's album held at No. 1 for a second week with 114,000 (down 11%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). However, Mraz still had a banner week, earning both his highest charting album and best sales week (102,000). The entire top 10 was already recapped earlier this week, so let's take a look at some of the movers and shakers farther down the list:
-- The Black Keys: An appearance on CBS' "Sunday Morning" (April 23) as well as a new version of the album released for Record Store Day (April 21) helps lift its "El Camino" album by 79% and to its best sales week (20,000) since February. The set vaults 39-16.
-- Laura Story & Chris Tomlin: Family Christian stores discounted Story's "Blessings" set to $5, hence its out-of-the-blue 261% increase and re-entry at No. 75. Fellow Christian act Chris Tomlin's "How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection" re-enters at No. 87 (up 102%) courtesy of a "tax"ing sale price at Google Play (see below).
-- Luke Bryan: His "Tailgates & Tanlines" returns to the top 10 for the first time since September, rising 13-10 (28,000; up 11%), thanks to a one-day only $2.99 discount at Google Play. The offer helped numerous titles on the chart, including Florence + the Machine's "Lungs" (83-54; up 51%), Sublime's self-titled set (184-69; up 128%) and Amy Winehouse's "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" (192-104; up 49%). Others re-enter the list, like Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" (No. 112; up 256%), Shania Twain's "Greatest Hits" (No. 114; up 224%) and Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (No. 125; up 161%).
-- "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack: "Glee's" April 17 "Saturday Night Fever" tribute episode enables the soundtrack's re-entry at No. 96 (up 678%). Watch for the late Whitney Houston's catalog to perhaps get a boost next week as the show celebrated the singer in its April 24 installment.
-- Metallica: The band's "Beyond Magnetic" EP re-enters at No. 171 with a 63% gain thanks to its (silver!) vinyl LP debut for Record Store Day. First released as a fan club exclusive, it made its digital debut in December, physical CD bow on Jan. 31 and finally on vinyl LP last weekend.
-- Luther Vandross: At No. 183, "Hidden Gems," a collection of album tracks and stray soundtrack cuts, marks the 21st entry for the late R&B singer (3,000 sold). He was last on the list for one week on Nov. 3, 2007 with the debut of the Love, Luther box set (No. 191).