The Billboard Hot 100:
As previously reported, Adele's "Someone Like You" spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100; Rihanna makes a play for the top spot, rising 6-2 with "We Found Love"; Drake vaults into the top 10 (97-9) with "Make Me Proud"; and, Justin Bieber unwraps the season's first holiday hit, "Mistletoe," the chart's top debut at No. 11. Still, other notable moves decorate the survey.
-- Coldplay: Following the Oct. 18 premiere of its video, "Paradise" flies 38-15, passing its previous peak (No. 16), established upon its debut five weeks ago. The song sold 109,000 downloads in the chart tracking week, up 100%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Industry prognosticators project that the band's "Mylo Xyloto" will bump Adele's "21" from the top slot on next week's Billboard 200 with sales of at least 444,000.
-- Katy Perry: The singer's quest for a record sixth No. 1 from "Teenage Dream" (she and Michael Jackson ["Bad," 1987-88] are the only acts with as many as five toppers from one album) gains momentum, as "The One That Got Away" bounds 94-55. The single soars 75-48 on Hot 100 Airplay (28 million, up 80%, according to Nielsen BDS) and enters Hot Digital Songs at No. 73 (18,000, up 138%).
-- Bruno Mars: As airplay solidifies, digital sales for "It Will Rain" continue to spur its Hot 100 rebound, as the song jumps 47-33 in its fourth week. It had had debuted at No. 28 before dipping to No. 64. The lead single from the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" soundtrack, due Nov. 8, lifts 58-41 on Hot 100 Airplay (31 million, up 37%) and 44-25 on Hot Digital Songs (48,000, up 56%).
-- Snoop Dogg, the Fray: Last week's two top debuts plummet, victims of airplay not yet having caught up to the excitement of their retail availability. Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa's "Young, Wild & Free" falls 10-30, down 47% in downloads to 85,000, while the Fray's "Heartbeat" tumbles 43-89 (15,000, down 71%). The latter track is off to a hotter start at radio, jumping 34-23 on Adult Top 40 and storming onto Triple A at No. 20 as the Greatest Gainer on each chart.
-- Christina Perri: Like Mars' "Rain," Perri's "A Thousand Years" graces the new "Twilight" soundtrack. The song debuts at No. 74 with 35,000 downloads. She spent 31 weeks on the Hot 100 with "Jar of Hearts," which peaked at No. 17 in March.
The Billboard 200:
Adele's "21" returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, leading the tally for an eye-popping 13th non-consecutive frame. Casting Crowns' "Come to the Well" just missed out on the top slot, arriving at No. 2 with 99,000 -- just a shade behind Adele's 106,000. Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, outside the top 10, there were of course many notable debuts and moves:
-- M83: More than three years since its last release, M83 (aka Anthony Gonzalez) returns with its highest-charting album and best sales week yet, as the act's new album, "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming," bows at No. 15 with 21,000. The 22-track set also easily enters at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums. M83 was last on the tally -- with its previous-biggest charter -- "Saturdays = Youth" in 2008, which spent two weeks on the list, peaking at No. 107.
-- Chris Isaak: After a career with the Warner Music family (either on Warner Bros. or Reprise), the singer arrives with his first effort for Vanguard (11,000), as "Beyond the Sun" starts at No. 34. His last album, 2009's Mr. Lucky, debuted and peaked at No. 29 (16,000). In his career, the singer/songwriter has etched 11 entries on the chart, going as far as No. 7 with his 1991 breakthrough effort "Heart Shaped World." That was the album that featured his smash single "Wicked Game," which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
-- Superheavy: After AmazonMP3 offered the super group's self-titled album as its daily deal on Oct. 21 for $3.99, it flies 178-88 with a 54% overall gain in sales (up 412% in downloads). So far, the set has moved 37,000 copes in the U.S. The lukewarm sales for the all-star group (Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, A.R. Rahman and Damian Marley) isn't entirely unexpected. Not all big-named collaboration sets are sure-fire sellers. Jagger, for example, isn't terribly potent unless he's fronting a Rolling Stones album. Of Jagger's four solo albums released since 1985, none have reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200. His SoundScan-era (1991-present) album sales add up to 842,000 -- far less than the Stones' 25 million.
-- "Footlose" - On sale for $7.99 at iTunes, the classic 1984 soundtrack returns to the chart for the first time (up 108%, re-entering at No. 102) since 1985. Meanwhile, the new remake's companion set drives 16-14 (up 17%).
-- Sting: At No. 104, his "Best of 25 Years" arrives, marking his 16th charting album. The project is a distillation of his expansive boxed set ("25 Years," released Sept. 27) and bows with 4,000. Curiously, the box hasn't charted on any of Billboard's charts, and has thus far moved 2,000 copies in a month's time.
-- Joe Jonas: The Jonas Brothers' member's solo debut, "Fastlife," is falling seriously fast in its second week on the chart. It collapses from No. 15 to No. 122 -- down a whopping 107 positions (4,000 sold; down 79%). That's the largest fall from the top 20 since Parachute's "The Way It Was" dropped 19-130 (an 111 slot fall). Joe's younger brother (and JoBro member) Nick saw his debut set, "Who I Am," slip from No. 3 to No. 28 in its second week on the chart dated Feb. 27, 2010. It ultimately only spent eight weeks on the tally, it has sold a total of 177,000 in the U.S.