The Billboard Hot 100:
As previously reported, Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" and Lil Wayne blasts in at No. 3 with "She Will," featuring Drake. Still, other notable moves dot this week's chart:
-- Adele: It seemed surprising when the organic "Rolling in the Deep" gained acceptance at dance-dominated pop radio, eventually leading the Hot 100 for seven weeks. With Adele having broken barriers against her sound, the pop follow-up -- and jarringly downtempo for the format -- "Someone Like You" advances 51-34 on the Hot 100. The song from "21," the year's top-selling album (3.1 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan), bounds 36-25 on Hot Digital Songs (56,000 downloads sold, up 261%) and 71-60 on Hot 100 Airplay (21 million all-format audience impressions, up 37%, according to Nielsen BDS). The song climbs 38-34 on Mainstream Top 40; 19-17 on Adult Top 40; and, 13-7 as the Greatest Gainer on Triple A.
-- Lady Gaga: The star shines with the Hot 100's Greatest Gainer/Digital award, as "You and I" flies 96-35. Following the premiere of its video Aug. 16 and as airplay builds -- the song is the highest debut on Hot 100 Airplay at No. 58 (22 million, up 112%) -- the fourth radio single from "Born This Way" re-enters Hot Digital Songs at No. 24 (56,000 downloads sold, up 261%).
-- Lady Antebellum: The trio's "We Owned the Night" arrives at No. 47. The title track and second single, after "Just a Kiss" reached No. 7, from "Own the Night," due Sept. 13, bows at No. 22 on Hot Digital Songs (59,000). "Night" enters Country Digital Songs at No. 5 and the airplay-based Hot Country Songs chart at No. 40.
-- Eli Young Band, Jason Aldean featuring Kelly Clarkson: The former's "Crazy Girl" re-enters at No.45 -- a new peak -- after a week off the chart. It continues to build at country radio, rising 14-13 in its 27th week on Hot Country Songs. Why its Hot 100 hiatus last week? It fell below No. 50 after 20 weeks with a decline in points last week, so, per recurrent rules, it was not eligible to remain on. As it once again ranks in the top 50, it is returned to the tally this week. It's a similar story for the latter pair's "Don't You Wanna Stay," which revisits at No. 50 after a week's break, as the former Hot Country Songs No. 1 continues its crossover climb, bulleting at No. 6 on Adult Contemporary. The duet originally peaked at No. 31.
-- AWOLNATION: It might be new to the Hot 100 at No. 89, but "Sail" has been making waves at alternative radio for more than six months. The song continues its cruise up the Alternative chart, where it bullets at No. 5, its highest rank to-date, in its 29th week.
The Billboard 200:
As Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, just two new arrivals hop into the top 10 this week. Beyond the top 10 though, there are are a number of notable debuts and moves to take a look at:
-- Breaking Benjamin: The act's first greatest hits set (a debut at No. 22; 14,000) features all 12 of its charting hits on Alternative, which includes four No. 1s. A deluxe version of the package also boasts 11 rare cuts: remixes, acoustic takes and live versions. The package's arrival comes at a time of crossroads for the act, as its lead singer, Benjamin Burnley, fired his bandmates Aaron Fincke and Mark Klepaski via email. [LINK TO: http://www.billboard.com/news/breaking-benjamin-singer-fires-bandmates-1005300892.story ]
-- Foster the People: Kudos to the breakthrough act of the summer, Foster the People, which sees its "Torches" album rise 15-11 with 22,000 and a gain of 6%. It's the set's sixth straight weekly increase and marks both its best sales frame and chart position since its debut at No. 8 on June 11 with 33,000. The album has shifted 199,000 while its lead single, "Pumped Up Kicks," has tallied 1.2 million in download sales. It holds at No 3 on Hot Digital Songs this week, while climbing 8-7 on the Billboard Hot 100. On Modern Rock Songs, "Kicks" -- which spent five weeks at No. 1 -- slips 3-4 in its 31st week on the chart while new single "Helena Beat" rises 29-24 in its fifth week on the list.
-- Radio Disney 15th Birthday: Celebrating Radio Disney's 15th anniversary, this new compilation -- which bows at No. 56 with 7,000 -- includes oldies like Britney Spears (pictured) "...Baby One More Time" and new hits like such as a version of Selena Gomez's "Who Says." The series has collectively sold 4.7 million.
-- Dubstep For the Masses Vol. 1: Likely the most curious entry on the chart this week is this 99-song digital-exclusive set (No. 168; 3,000). The compilation features many popular hit singles reworked dubstep-style, however, the sample-heavy set is no longer available for sale (likely owed to clearance issues). Tunes featured on the album include Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" and Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal."
-- Bottom of the Chart: At No. 200 this week, Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Icon" sells nearly 3,000. If that figure wasn't rounded to the nearest thousand, it would mark the second-lowest sales total at No. 200 this year. Only the title at No. 200 on the Jan. 29 chart was smaller (244 fewer units). There have been a total of 31 smaller weekly totals at No. 200 since the Billboard 200 started using SoundScan data on May 25, 1991. And, all of those 31 frames have occurred since 2009. The good news? We have yet to see a week where the No. 200 album sold fewer than 2,000 copies-though we've been mighty close. On Aug. 29, 2009, the tiniest No. 200 frame in the SoundScan era, the title just squeaked past 2,000 copies.