Adele 'Doing Well' After Throat Surgery
Adele 'Doing Well' After Throat Surgery

Following her acclaimed performance of the song "Someone Like You" on the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28, Adele's stark ballad bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, vaulting 19-1 with dual Greatest Gainer/Digital and Airplay honors.

"Someone Like You" leaps 11-1 on Hot Digital Songs with 275,000 downloads sold (up 191%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. On Hot 100 Airplay, the track blasts 42-19 with 46 million all-format audience impressions (up 59%), according to Nielsen BDS.

The honors continue to pour in for Adele, as "Like" is her second Hot 100 No. 1 , after "Rolling in the Deep" spent seven weeks at the summit beginning in May. "Deep," which won Adele three trophies at the VMAs, and "Like" appear on the singer/songwriter's sophomore album "21," which, with 3.3 million copies sold in the U.S. since its February release, ranks as 2011's top-selling set.

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Similar to "Deep," "Like" is receiving multi-format radio support, lifting into the top 10 on the Adult Top 40 airplay chart (12-10), while advancing 6-5 on Triple A; 18-16 on Adult Contemporary; and, 24-19 on Mainstream Top 40.

"Like" dethrones Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera (1-2), after the latter track ruled the Hot 100 for a week. While "Jagger" slips 1-3 on Hot Digital Songs (207,000, down 5%), it jumps into the top 10 (11-8) on Hot 100 Airplay (86 million, up 22%).

Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100. The former Alternative topper bullets at No. 2 on Hot Digital Songs (218,000, up 12%) and reaches the top 10 on Hot 100 Airplay (70 million, up 16%). It also enters the Pop Songs top 10 (11-10).

LMFAO's former six-week No. 1 "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, dips 2-4 on the Hot 100, while Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" rebounds 6-5.

Fellow VMA standout performer Lady Gaga likewise benefits from a buzzworthy appearance on the telecast. After she opened the festivities with "You and I," the song charges 16-6 on the Hot 100 - becoming her 11th top 10, her entire output of singles promoted to radio. The cut climbs 8-4 on Hot Digital Songs (175,000, up 61%) and 37-23 on Hot 100 Airplay (41 million, up 32%).

Bad Meets Evil's "Lighters," featuring Bruno Mars, drops 4-7 on the Hot 100, above Cobra Starship's "You Make Me Feel ...," featuring Sabi, which zooms 18-8. After the group performed the latter title on the VMA pre-show, it flies 13-5 on Hot Digital Songs (159,000, up 75%) and 24-20 on Hot 100 Airplay (45 million, up 15%). "Feel" is the act's second top 10; "Good Girls Go Bad," featuring Leighton Meester, reached No. 7 in 2009.

Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10 are two former No. 1s: Pitbull's "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer (9-9) and Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" (5-10). Although her streak may be in danger of ending, Perry extends her record run to 69 consecutive weeks in the top 10. The stretch encompasses the five No. 1 singles from her album "Teenage Dream," dating to the No. 2 of lead single "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, the week of May 29, 2010.

All charts, including the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay will be refreshed tomorrow (Sept. 8) on Billboard.biz.