Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Adele Get MTV VMAs Sales Bump on Billboard Top 10 Sales Chart
Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Adele Get MTV VMAs Sales Bump on Billboard Top 10 Sales Chart

Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," her historic fifth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream," while Lil Wayne leaps onto the survey at No. 3 with the latest preview single from his forthcoming album "Tha Carter IV."

"Friday" registers a second week at the Hot 100's apex despite dips in airplay and sales. The song slips 1-2 on Hot 100 Airplay with 140 million all-format audience impressions (down 6%), according to Nielsen BDS. It holds at No. 4 on Hot Digital Songs with 154,000 downloads sold (down 1%), according to Nielsen SoundScan.

With the song's ascension to No. 1 last week, Perry became the first woman, and second artist overall, following Michael Jackson ("Bad," 1987-88), in the Hot 100's 53-year history to send five songs from an album to the top spot.

"Friday" holds off LMFAO's former six-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, which remains at No. 2. Rebounding 2-1 on Hot 100 Airplay (141 million, down 1%) for a second frame in charge, "Anthem" is the first since Jennifer Lopez's "I'm Real," featuring Ja Rule, in October 2001 to drop from and reclaim the Hot 100 Airplay chart's top rank. On Digital Songs, "Anthem" descends 2-5 (148,000, down 8%).

Lil Wayne leaps onto the Hot 100 at No. 3 - his highest-ever opening rank - with "She Will" (featuring Drake), which launches atop Hot Digital Songs (255,000). The song concurrently begins at No. 71 on Hot 100 Airplay (16 million, up 172%) and zooms 48-17 in its second week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

"Will," from Weezy's ninth studio set "Tha Carter IV," due at midnight Monday (Aug. 29), marks the rapper's fifth top 10 Hot 100 debut, pushing him past Eminem and Kanye West for the most such starts by a male artist in the chart's archives. Among all acts, he ties Mariah Carey for second-most top 10 arrivals. Taylor Swift leads with seven top 10 entrances.

"Will" is the fourth Hot 100 entry from "IV" to reach the chart. "6 Foot 7 Foot," featuring Cory Gunz, reached No. 9 in January, followed by "John," featuring Rick Ross (No. 22, April) and "How to Love," which, after climbing to No. 5, drops 6-8 this week.

"Will," Lil Wayne's second No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs, following "Right Above It," also featuring Drake (which debuted at No. 1 a year ago this week), ups his count to 79 career Hot 100 hits (including 15 top 10s). Only the "Glee" cast (156), Elvis Presley (108) and James Brown (91) have made more chart appearances. Artiststs whose career Hot 100 hits Lil Wayne has eclipsed include Ray Charles (74), Aretha Franklin (73) and the Beatles (71).

At No. 4 on the Hot 100, Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera wins Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors, despite retreating (3-4). "Jagger" struts 18-15 on Hot 100 Airplay (60 million, up 27%), while falling 1-2 on Hot Digital Songs (206,000, down 6%).

Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10 are Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" (4-5); Bad Meets Evil's "Lighters," featuring Bruno Mars (5-6); Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" (8-7); OneRepublic's "Good Life" (10-9); and, Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go" (9-10).

All charts, including the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay, will be refreshed tomorrow (Aug. 25) on Billboard.biz.

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