Katy Perry Sets Hot 100 Chart Record, First Artist To Spend Entire Year in Top 10
Katy Perry Sets Hot 100 Chart Record, First Artist To Spend Entire Year in Top 10

The Billboard Hot 100:

-- Katy Perry: As previously reported, the singer's "Teenage Dream" becomes just the ninth album to yield four No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100, and the first since Usher's "Confessions" in 2004, as "E.T." rises 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors.

The song follows "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, the title cut and "Firework" to the chart's summit. "E.T." surges 13-10 on Hot 100 Airplay (74 million audience impressions, up 35%, according to Nielsen BDS. It spends a third week atop Hot Digital Songs (254,000 downloads sold, per Nielsen SoundScan). "E.T." is Perry's fifth Hot 100 No. 1 -- she reigned for seven weeks in 2008 with "I Kissed a Girl" -- and marks the fourth leader, and first since "Stronger" in 2007, for featured artist Kanye West.

-- Cee Lo Green: As "F**K You (Forget You)" rebounds 4-3 on the Hot 100 (after peaking at No. 2 for four weeks), it advances 2-1 on Hot 100 Airplay (111 million audience impressions, up 7%) in its 18th week. The song completes the longest trip to the summit by a solo male since Ne-Yo's "Closer" (20) in 2008.

-- Wiz Khalifa: Ahead of Tuesday's (March 29) release of "Rolling Papers," the iTunes Store's Complete My Album option propelled both the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut, "No Sleep," at No. 6 (244,000 downloads) and the set's proper second radio single, "Roll Up," up 45-29 with the Greatest Gainer/Digital tag (74,000, up 45%). The Pittsburgh rapper topped the Hot 100 with his debut smash "Black and Yellow" in February.

-- Chris Brown: The Billboard 200's new No. 1, "F.A.M.E.," boasts four ascending titles on the Hot 100: "Look at Me Now," featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes (8-7); "Next To You," featuring Justin Bieber (a debut at No. 26, with 113,000 downloads sold); and, earlier singles "Yeah 3X" (41-40) and "No BS" (91-83). Though falling short of the Hot 100, another track from the set, "Beautiful People," featuring Benny Benassi, storms Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 5 (15,000).

-- "Glee" Cast: The Fox TV cast plummets in its second week with the original songs "Loser Like Me" (6-53) and "Get It Right" (16-73). After the tracks blasted onto the Hot 100 last week following their widespread unveilings on the series' March 15 episode, they plunge by 73 and 78%, to 57,000 and 33,00 downloads sold, respectively. The 47-position drop for "Loser" is the chart's third-steepest since 1990. Jonas Brothers' "Tonight" took a 66-spot freefall (8-74, Aug. 23, 2008) and Kenny G's "Auld Lang Syne" logged a 58-rung post-Y2K thud (8-66, Jan. 22, 2000).

-- Rebecca Black: The teen internet wonder's "Friday" is proving to be more than just a flavor of the week, as it jumps 72-58 on the Hot 100 and 57-38 on Hot Digital Songs (37,000, up 35%). Black collects her first No. 1 on a Billboard chart, as the track rises 2-1 on Heatseekers Songs.

The Billboard 200:

-- Chris Brown: The singer scores his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week as "F.A.M.E." arrived in the top slot with 270,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the second-largest sales week of the year. (Only Adele's "21," which launched with 352,000 six weeks ago, had a bigger frame.) Brown was one of seven entries in the top 10 this week. But outside the top 10, there was still some sexy action to be had...

-- Green Day: At No. 14, Green Day's "Awesome As F**k" debuts and is the band's second full-length live album to chart. It follows 2005's "Bullet In a Bible" (No. 8 off a 92,000 entry). All told, it's the act's 10th top 40 album, stretching back to 1995's "Dookie" (No. 2).

-- Duran Duran: Released initially exclusively through iTunes in December, the band's new "All You Need Is Now" spent one week on the chart (No. 119; Jan. 8). Now in an expanded version, with additional tracks and a physical release through S-Curve, it returns with 16,000 (re-entering at No. 29), marking the act's 11th top 40 title.

-- The Civil Wars: The act's "Barton Hollow" album jumps 147-126, earning a 22% gain thanks partially to their "You Oughta Know" status at VH1, plus a month-long $5 deal at Amazon MP3.

-- Amos Lee: Vaulting 165-129, Amos Lee's former No. 1, "Mission Bell," sees an overall gain of 34% and a digital upturn of 83%, after it was promoted in the iTunes Store for $7.99. The set should cross the 100,000 threshold next issue.

-- Lee DeWyze: After his "Live It Up" set re-entered last week at No. 96 off of an "American Idol"-fueled gain, it tumbles 100 positions to No. 196 -- the largest drop on the tally.

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