Rihanna matches her longest command of the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at No. 1.
She had previously led for seven frames with "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z, in 2007 and as a guest on Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" last year.
"Found" equals Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" - the year's No. 1 Hot 100 song - for the chart's longest rule this year. The lastsong to lead the list longer? Ke$ha's "TiK ToK," which began clocking a nine-week domination in January 2010.
"Found" extends its stay in the Hot 100's penthouse by spending a fourth week at No. 1 on Hot 100 Airplay with 146 million all-format audience impressions (up 2%), according to Nielsen BDS. On the Hot Digital Songs chart, the track holds at No. 2 for a third frame, after five frames at No. 1, with 149,000 downloads sold (down 9%), according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Below Rihanna's Hot 100 leader, LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" logs a sixth week at No. 2. The cut rebounds 3-1 on Hot Digital Songs, although with a 5% decrease to 149,000 downloads sold, while holding at No. 2 on Hot 100 Airplay (110 million, down 1%). While it still could command the Hot 100 in coming weeks, "Sexy" has spent the most time peaking at No. 2 since Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" (seven weeks, 2009-10).
Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain" remains at No. 3 on the Hot 100 for a third week, claiming Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a second consecutive week as it surges 8-4 on Hot 100 Airplay (96 million, up21%). On Hot Digital Songs, "Rain" falls 1-4 (129,000, down 22%).
As previously reported, Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" vaults 9-4 on the Hot 100 to become the sixth top five hit from her album "Teenage Dream," an achievement previously belonging only to Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation 1814" (1989-91) and George Michael's "Faith" (1987-88).
"One" rises with gains in both airplay and sales, logging identical 7-6 upticks on Hot 100 Airplay and Hot Digital Songs. On the former chart, the song swells to 92 million in audience (up 12%), while on the latter list, it increases by 24% to 117,000 downloads sold.
As previously reported, the sales momentum of "One" is owed in part to its 69-cent sale pricing in the iTunes Store. (This week's chart is the first to reflect its sales activity since its digital discount took effect). As of this posting, the song remains the only title among the iTunes Store's top 75 songs available for less than $1.29.
Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" is a non-mover at No. 5 on the Hot 100, although its audience grows by 10% to 87 million. And, despite a 1% drop in digital sales to 125,000, the song passes the million-mark (1,091,000) in digital sales to-date.
Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Ni**as in Paris" ascends 8-6 on the Hot 100; Adele's former five-week No. 1 "Someone Like You" slips 6-7; Maroon 5's former four-week leader "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, drops 4-8; and, David Guetta's "Without You," featuring Usher, slides 7-9.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, T-Pain's "5 O'Clock," featuring Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen, climbs 11-10. The song is T-Pain's 15th top 10 and first as a lead artist since "I Can't Believe It," featuring Lil Wayne, reached No. 7 in October 2008.
Khalifa, Billboard's top new artist <> of 2011, notches his fourth top 10 and Allen achieves her first. She had previously peaked as high as No. 49 with her debut hit "Smile" in 2007.
Just outside the Hot 100's top tier, the "Glee" cast rockets in at No. 12 with its cover of Fun.'s "We Are Young," which enters Hot Digital Songs at No. 3 with 137,000 downloads sold. The Fox TV troupe's exposure of the song - marking one of the few times that the show has remade a song not yet a current mass-appeal hit; itpreviously covered Bruno Mars' album cut "Marry You" - concurrently spurs Fun.'s original, featuring Janelle Monae, to debut on the Hot 100 at No. 53, logging digital sales of 49,000 (up from 3,000) and a 34-28 advance on the Alternative radio airplay chart.
"Glee" is involved in the Hot 100's other title that appears under two artist billings. Its toast to Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" debuts at No. 92 after its premiere on last week's (Dec. 6) episode, helping Keith's version rumble 35-17 as the Hot 100's Greatest Gainer/Digital. Keith's "Cup" climbs 20-8 on Hot Digital Songs (96,000, up 90%), marking his first top 10 on the tally; on the airplay-based Hot Country Songs chart, it rises 21-17.
Check billboard.biz tomorrow (Dec. 15), when all rankings, including the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.