Adele Pens Amy Winehouse Blog Post, Says Late Singer 'Paved the Way' For Her
Adele Pens Amy Winehouse Blog Post, Says Late Singer 'Paved the Way' For Her

The Billboard Hot 100:

-- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, ascending 2-1 on Hot 100 Airplay (144 million in audience, up 6%, according to Nielsen BDS) and 3-1 on the Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart. Having topped the Triple A adult alternative airplay list (for 14 weeks), the song is the first by a woman to have ruled all three radio-based rankings and just the third among all acts, following Shawn Mullins' "Lullabye" (1998) and Goo Goo Dolls' "Slide" (1998-99). On Hot Digital Songs, "Deep" registers a fourth frame at No. 1 (254,000 downloads sold, down 14%, according to Nielsen SoundScan).

-- Lady Gaga: As "Born This Way" blasts in atop the Billboard 200, "The Edge of Glory," the album's third radio single, rebounds 19-8 on the Hot 100 with the chart's Greatest Gainer/Digital award (after debuting at No. 3 two weeks ago). The song storms 14-4 on Hot Digital Songs (165,000, up 74%), while jumping 37-24 on Hot 100 Airplay (39 million, up 31%). Two other tracks from "Born" enter the Hot 100 on the strength of digital sales - "You and I" (No. 37; 83,000) and "Marry the Night" (No. 79; 35,000) - while last week's top Hot 100 entry "Hair" (No. 12) and prior radio release "Judas" (No. 41 last week) depart, victims of iTunes "Complete My Album" single-to-album upgrade (as those tracks translate to track returns, per SoundScan tabulation).

-- DJ Khaled, Jason Derulo: The Hot 100 sports two vaults of at least 68 spots each, led by the former's "I'm on One" (featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne), which rockets 78-10 (159,000 downloads sold in its first full week of release). Derulo similarly rockets 92-18 with a complete week of sales "Don't Wanna Go Home," as the lead single from his forthcoming second album, "Future History," enters Hot Digital Songs at No. 16 (97,000); the track advances 51-41 on Hot 100 Airplay (28 million audience impressions, up 31%).

-- Scotty McCreery: The 2011 "American Idol" champion scores the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut with victory ballad "I Love You This Big" at No. 11. The song, which McCreery sang on the Fox show's May 24 and May 25 finale-week episodes, starts at No. 3 on Hot Digital Songs (171,000). As previously reported, "Big" logs the highest debut on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (No. 32) for a brand new artist's first single since the survey adopted BDS data the week of Jan. 20, 1990. McCreery's arrival bests that of 2010 "Idol" winner Lee DeWyze, whose coronation single, a cover of U2's "Beautiful Day," bowed at No. 24 on the Hot 100 with 95,000 downloads.

-- Lauren Alaina: The 2011 "Idol" runner-up charges onto the Hot 100 at No. 20 with "Like My Mother Does," which begins at No. 11 on Hot Digital Songs (121,000). Alaina likewise enjoys early support from country radio, as the cut, which she performed May 24 on "Idol," starts at No. 49 on Hot Country Songs.

-- Beyonce: "Run the World (Girls)" benefits from her performances on the 2011 Billboard Music Awards May 22 and the first half of the two-day "Oprah Winfrey Show" all-star celebration May 23, lifting to a new peak (50-29). The track had debuted at No. 33 five weeks ago. After she performed the song on the star-studded May 25 "Idol" season wrap-up, she concurrently enters the Hot 100 at No. 57 with "1+1" (57,000 downloads). (Columbia Records is not soliciting airplay for "1," instead shifting to "Best Thing I Never Had," also from Beyonce's fourth studio album "4," due June 28, as the radio follow-up to "World").

-- "Glee" Cast:
The Fox TV troupe heads towards its summer vacation by sending five songs onto the Hot 100 from its May 24 second-season finale, led by two tracks written specifically for the episode: "Light Up the World" (No. 33; 86,000 downloads sold) and "Pretending" (No. 40; 79,000). The cast had charted two prior original compositions: "Loser Like Me" (No. 6) and "Get It Right" (No. 16) in April. The ensemble extends its record to 156 Hot 100 appearances dating to its June 2009 arrival.


The Billboard 200:

-- Lady Gaga: You may have heard that her "Born This Way" album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 1.11 million copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While obviously Gaga was the big news this week on the tally, she wasn't the only act shaking up the chart.

-- As for some interesting moves and debuts outside the top 10:

-- Josh Groban & Rascal Flatts: Both benefit from performances during "The Oprah Winfrey Show's" all-star episodes that aired on May 23 and 24. Groban's "Illuminations" is up 118% (re-entering at No. 74) while Rascal's "Nothing Like This" gains by 53% (47-25).

-- Tim McGraw: The country superstar's "Number One Hits" (113-67) posts a handsome 43% gain following his duet of the set's "Live Like You Were Dying" with "American Idol" winner Scott McCreery on the show's finale (May 25).

-- Wicked: The original Broadway cast recording's (up 143%, a re-entry at No. 77) "For Good" got some serious TV love last week as the show's original cast member Kristin Chenoweth performed it on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (May 24) while the "Glee" cast sang it on its season finale.

-- Amos Lee:
His "Mission Bell" album (up 33%) returns (No. 168) following iTunes' placement of "Flower" as its free music video of the week -- and its sale pricing of the album for $7.99.

-- Starship: While the original cast recording of the musical show -- with music and lyrics by "Glee's" Darren Criss -- slipped off the Billboard 200 a month ago after its debut at No. 134, we've got an update on its sales. So far, the set, released exclusively to digital retailers, has moved 7,000 copies. That may not sound like a huge number, but it's nearly three times the figure racked up by the "Starship" production team's last release, 2010's "My and My Dick." The new show, which stars Joey Richter, was produced by the Team StarKid collective and opened for a limited run in Chicago on Feb. 11. (Though, it likely garnered a larger audience via its availability on YouTube.) The "Starship" album debuted at No. 1 on our Top Cast Albums chart and spent a total of four weeks on the tally -- three more than "Me and My Dick."

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