Rihanna collects a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), which nabs Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a third consecutive week, while Taylor Swift bookends the top 10 with a record-extending debut.
"Found," the lead single from Rihanna's sixth studio album, "Talk That Talk," due Monday (Nov. 21), spends a third week at No. 1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart with 227,000 downloads sold, down 4%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. On Hot 100 Airplay, the dance track lifts 4-3 with 115 million all-format audience impressions, up 12%, according to Nielsen BDS.
Further helping set up the album's launch, second single "You Da One" debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 73 and Hot 100 Airplay at No. 28 with 38 million in first-week audience after the song wasserviced to radio Friday (11). The bow on the latter list is the highest since Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" roared in at No. 6 the week of Feb. 26, 2011.
At the opposite end of the Hot 100's top tier, Taylor Swift debuts with "If This Was a Movie" (No. 10). On Hot Digital Songs, the song starts at No. 3 with 162,000 downloads sold. Swift also arrives at Nos. 13 and 26 on the Hot 100 with "Ours" (148,000; her next country radio single) and "Superman" (91,000), respectively.
The tracks made their digital retail debuts Nov. 8, after previously being available only on the deluxe CD version of Swift's "Speak Now" album at Target stores. Six bonus "Speak" tracks made their arrivals digitally last week, with the Hot 100-debuting trio of tracks joined by alternate versions of "Speak" songs "Mine," "Back to December" and "Haunted," the latter of which re-enters the Hot 100 at No. 98 (24,000).
"Movie" marks Swift's Hot 100-record-extending eighth title to debut in the top 10. Lil Wayne ranks second with six top 10 launches. "Movie" is Swift's 10th top 10 overall and her first since "December" (No. 6) last year.
With her Hot 100 entrances, Swift continues her run of accumulating accolades. Last Wednesday (9), she was named the CMA's Entertainer of the Year, while Monday (14), Billboard reported that "Speak" single "Sparks Fly" became her fifth No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. And, she's not done yet: the 21-year-old will receive Billboard's Woman of the Year award at the 2011 Billboard Women in Music event Dec. 2.
Below Rihanna's reigning Hot 100 leader, LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" logs a second week at No. 2. The cut remains at No. 2 on Hot Digital Songs (195,000, down 4%), while slipping 5-6 on Hot 100 Airplay, although with a 6% audience gain to 98 million.
Adele's former five-week No. 1 "Someone Like You" holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100. The song descends 1-2 on Radio Songs (128 million all-format audience impressions, down 11%) and 3-6 on Hot Digital Songs (143,000, down 1%).
"Someone" has received two high-profile TV tributes since last week: NBC's "Saturday Night Live" good-naturedly ribbed the song's dramatic lyrics (with even Coldplay unable to hold back the tears upon hearing it), while Fox's "Glee" last night blended the ballad with fellow Adele song "Rumour Has It"; the mash-up is currently the top-selling title in the iTunes Store, likely setting up the "Glee" cast's best debut and rank for any of its releases this season on next week's Hot 100.
David Guetta's "Without You," featuring Usher, climbs 6-4 with the Hot 100's Greatest Gainer/Digital tag (162,000, up 32%). With the boost, Guetta achieves his highest career Hot 100 placement; he had previously risen as high as No. 5 with "Sexy Chick," featuring Akon, last year.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, former four-week No. 1 "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera drops 4-5. Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts," featuring Maroon 5's Adam Levine, dips 5-6 on the Hot 100 and Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" holds at No. 7.
Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" maintains its No. 8 Hot 100 ranking and Bruno Mars enters the top 10 with "It Will Rain" (12-9). The track from the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" soundtrack climbs 10-8 on Hot Digital Songs (130,000, up 34%) and 22-19 on Hot 100 Airplay (50 million, up 12%) to become Mars' eighth Hot 100 top 10 dating to his arrival less than two years ago as a guest on B.o.B's two-week No. 1 "Nothin' On You."
Check billboard.biz tomorrow (17), when all rankings, including the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay charts in full, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.