The Billboard Hot 100
As previously reported, fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" roars in at No. 2 with 521,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. What other songs move and shake this week?
-- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" ties for the third-longest stay in the Hot 100's 53-year history. At 65 weeks (falling 43-49), the song now trails only Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" (the record-holder with 76 weeks) and LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" (69). Jewel's double-sided "You Were Meant for Me"/"Foolish Games" also logged 65 chart weeks. Adele's "Rumour Has It," meanwhile, reaches a new peak, jumping 44-35.
-- Pitbull: Debuting at No. 79 (37,000 downloads sold), "Back in Time" previews "Men in Black III," due in theaters May 25. Will Smith (who's reprising his starring role in the new film), sang the trilogy's first two themes, with 1997's "Men in Black" topping Hot 100 Airplay for four weeks.
-- Madonna: As Madonna launches atop the Billboard 200 with "MDNA," the set's first two singles benefit. "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., which peaked at No. 10 in February, returns at No. 87, up 57% to 24,000 downloads sold. The song has sold 499,000 to date. Second single "Girl Gone Wild" re-enters the Hot 100's Bubbling Under chart at No. 25 (16,000, up 332%).
-- Michael Telo: Double honors this week for the Brazilian singer/songwriter: his international smash "Ai Se Eu Te Pego" becomes the first Portuguese-language song to top the Hot Latin Songs chart. The song, which was re-recorded in Spanish, jumps 3-1 with a 28% increase to 15 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. With the surge, the track enters the Hot 100 at No. 95.
-- Dev and Enrique Iglesias: The collaboration "Naked" enters the Hot 100 at No. 99. The song bullets for a second week at No. 2 on Dance Club Songs and increases by 20% to 15,000 in digital sales.
The Billboard 200
It was a busy week at the top of the Billboard 200, where Madonna earned her eighth No. 1 album with "MDNA" bowing with 359,000 sold (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Right behind her was Lionel Richie, who debuted at No. 2 with "Tuskegee" (199,000).
We already recapped the top 10 on the chart this week in earlier stories, so let's look at some of the movers and shakers farther down the list:
-- Meshuggah: The metal band's "Koloss" debuts at No. 17 with 18,000 sold, marking the act's best sales week and highest charting album. Its previous high came in 2008 with "Obzen's" No. 59 debut with 11,000.
-- Scotty McCreery: 2011's "American Idol" winner returned to the Fox TV show's stage on March 29, where he sang his new single "Water Tower Town." His "Clear as Day" album is up by 172% (jumping 67-21), while "Town" debuts on Country Digital Songs at No. 32 (15,000 downloads; up 3,519%).
-- Alan Jackson: Formerly on Arista Nashville, his "Precious Memories" was reissued last week under the artist's new label EMI Nashville and bounds back onto the list at No. 64 with 7,000 sold (up from basically nothing the previous frame). Jackson performed on "The Tonight Show" (March 30) while Great American Country will re-air a "Precious Memories" special on April 7-8.
-- Miike Snow: After iTunes garnered an exclusive early release on the deluxe version of the act's "Happy To You" album (March 13), which granted it a No. 43 debut (9,000), it fell off the chart. It returns this week at No. 147 after its wide release, selling 4,000 (up 94%).
-- Celtic Thunder and Celtic Woman: Pretend to be surprised as any artist with the word "celtic" in their name takes a nose dive in the first full sales week after St. Patrick's Day. Thunder's "Voyage" is down 78% (falling 24-180), while Woman's "Believe" falls 70% (37-194).