Chart Moves: Adele, Beastie Boys, Lady Antebellum, Shania Twain, Arcade Fire
Chart Moves: Adele, Beastie Boys, Lady Antebellum, Shania Twain, Arcade Fire

The Billboard Hot 100:

-- Adele: The singer/songwriter ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1. The song concurrently reaches the summit on Hot Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to 294,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and garners the Hot 100's Greatest Gainer/Airplay award for a second consecutive week, rising 7-3 on Hot 100 Airplay (99 million in audience, up 28%, according to Nielsen BDS). Having reached No. 21 last week on Billboard's Alternative chart, "Deep" is the highest-peaking Alternative entry by a solo female artist to top the Hot 100 since Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" spent one week atop Alternative and four frames atop the Hot 100 in 1990.

-- Jennifer Lopez: After she traded her judge's chair for the stage to perform "On the Floor," featuring Pitbull, on "American Idol" last Thursday (May 5), the song soars 7-3 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors (175,000 downloads, up 25%). The dance anthem had previously peaked at No. 5 (March 19).

-- Britney Spears: After its remix featuring Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha sent "Till the World Ends" vaulting 11-3 on last week's Hot 100, the song retreats to No. 6. Last week, the song sold 246,000 downloads, with the triple-threat remix accounting for 68% of the title's sales. This week, the song experiences a 49% digital sales erosion to 126,000, with the all-star remix accounting for 47% of the song's overall digital sum. Still, "World" bullets at No. 6 on Hot 100 Airplay with a 10% uptick to 87 million in audience - the highest weekly sum of Spears' 12-and-a-half-year, besting the 81 million with which previous single "Hold It Against Me" peaked the week of Feb. 19.

-- Lady Antebellum: As with Lopez, an "Idol" performance last Thursday aids the superstar country trio, whose "Just a Kiss" blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 7, marking the highest debut for a country group in the chart's 52-year history. (Sugarland previously held the record with a No. 20 start for "Stuck Like Glue" the week of Aug. 14, 2010). The first single from Lady A's forthcoming third studio album launches on Hot Digital Songs at No. 3 (211,000). As previously reported, the ballad storms the Hot Country Songs airplay chart at No. 28 with 6 million in first-week audience.

-- David Guetta: Previewing his fifth studio set, the French DJ notches his highest Hot 100 debut (No. 14) and first No. 1 bow on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, as "Where Them Girls At," featuring Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj, begins with 162,000.

-- Bad Meets Evil: Having reunited after more than a decade, the duo of Eminem and Royce da 5'9" drop the EP "Hell: the Sequel" June 14. Lead track "Fast Lane" speeds in at No. 32 with 84,000 downloads.

-- Glee Cast: The Fox TV troupe bows with six Fleetwood Mac covers -- all originally from the band's seminal set "Rumours" -- that it premiered on last Tuesday's (May 3) episode. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band charted the original versions of the remakes at Nos. 45 ("Go Your Own Way"), 79 ("Don't Stop") and 92 ("Dreams") in 1977, but the "Glee" cast's covers of the songs at Nos. 68 ("Songbird") and 81 ("Never Going Back Again") mark their first Hot 100 appearances.


The Billboard 200:

-- Adele: Not only does the singer/songwriter land her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Rolling in the Deep" (see above), her "21" album spends a seventh week atop the Billboard 200 (155,000; up 26%).

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

-- Beastie Boys: As the hip-hop/rock trio arrives at No. 2 with its new studio album "Hot Sauce Committee Part Two," its classic 1987 No. 1 album returns to the tally (No. 173; up 84%). "License To Ill" had last appeared on the list the week of March 12, 1988.

-- Shania Twain: The country diva's "Greatest Hits" re-enters at No. 92 with a 339% gain following the release of her book "From This Moment On" (May 2) and appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (May 3), NBC's "Today" (May 4) and ABC's "Nightline" (May 5). She was making the promotion rounds touting not just her book, but her new OWN show "Why Not?," which premiered on Sunday, May 8. "Hits" brings Twain back to the chart for the first time since May 22, 2010.

-- Keith Urban: Discount pricing on the country singer's "Get Closer" (a re-entry at No. 139) at big box retailers, along with Mother's Day shopping, help lift it with an overall 51% gain. It's up 82% at mass merchants.

-- Arcade Fire: Amazon MP3 included the band's "Funeral" (No. 134; up 47%) and "Neon Bible" (No. 189; up 51%) in its slate of sets sale-priced at $5 for the month of May. Amazon Tweeted about the group to its 1.5 million followers on May 2 and 4. Both releases are up by more than 60% in download sales.

-- Steve Martin: Following May 3 appearances on both "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and Conan O'Brien's "Conan," the actor/comedian's "Rare Bird Alert" re-enters at No. 143 with a 94% increase.

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