Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top 10
Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top 10

The Billboard Hot 100:

-- Katy Perry: As Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" remains atop the Hot 100 for a fifth week -- its entire chart run -- Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album to yield four No. 1s on Hot Digital Songs, as "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, flies 5-1 with 216,000 downloads sold (up 30%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The song follows "California Gurls," the title cut and "Firework" to the summit. The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Rihanna and Justin Timberlake each previously banked three Hot Digital Songs leaders from a single album. On the Billboard Hot 100, "E.T." charges 8-3 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors.

-- Rihanna: At No. 4 as the Hot 100's Greatest Gainer/Airplay, "S&M" becomes her 16th top 10 (12-9) on Hot 100 Airplay (77 million audience impressions, up 22%), tying her with Janet Jackson for the second-most in the chart's 21-year history. Mariah Carey leads with 23 top 10s on the radio airplay ranking.

-- Britney Spears: Five of her last six singles account for half of her 10 Hot 100 top 10s, as "Till the World Ends" powers 20-9 in its second chart week. After its first full week of retail availability, her latest bounds 10-5 on Hot Digital Songs (158,000, up 36%). It jumps 68-47 on Hot 100 Airplay (26 million, up 56%), thanks in part to a No. 26 debut on Mainstream Top 40.

-- Diddy - Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey: Though the rap superstar falls just shy of earning his first Hot 100 top 10 since "Last Night" in 2007, "Coming Home" soars to a new peak (22-11; it had previously reached No 12) following the act's live performance of the song March 10 on "American Idol" (116,000 downloads, up 44%). Diddy does return to the top 10 on Mainstream Top 40 (11-10), where his current hit marks his first top 10 also since "Last Night" four years ago.

-- "Glee" Cast: At No. 23, "Landslide," the highest of the troupe's four debuts (115,000 downloads) -- extending its record to 124 total chart entries; Elvis Presley ranks second with 108 -- spurs sales gains for prior versions of the classic song. Dixie Chicks' (17,000, up 897%) and Fleetwood Mac's recordings (11,000, up 252%) surge and even Smashing Pumpkins' cover - a No. 3 Alternative hit in 1994 - increases by 151% to 1,000.

-- Seether: "Country Boy," the first single from "Holding On to Strings Better Left to Fray," due May 17, starts at No. 74. It concurrently blasts onto Rock Songs at No. 18 (5.2 million in first-week audience) and Rock Digital Songs at No. 6 (33,000 downloads).

-- Foo Fighters: Although down 70-92 on the Hot 100 as first-week sales erode by 64% to 10,000, "Rope" rises 2-1 on Alternative, where it's band's eighth No. 1. The group is the first act with Alternative No. 1s in the '90s, '00s and '10s. Foo Fighters tie U2 for fourth-most leaders in the chart's history, with only Red Hot Chili Peppers (11), Linkin Park (10) and Green Day (nine) boasting higher sums.

The Billboard 200:

-- Lupe Fiasco: The hip-hop artist lands at No. 1 with his third album, "Lasers," starting with 204,000 -- marking his first chart-topper and best sales week yet. He leads a total of five debuts in the top 10, where the fifth volume of the "Glee" soundtrack series enters at No. 3, followed by new efforts from Avril Lavigne (No. 4), R.E.M. (No. 5) and Sara Evans (No. 6).

-- Passion Worship: At No. 11, the live worship "Here For You" album marks the highest position for the series and best sales week yet (30,000). With guest turns by Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band and others, it also marks "Passion's" second No. 1 on Christian Albums.

-- Rascal Flatts: After the band earned its own ABC concert special (March 12) -- with a guest turn from Justin Bieber (squeal!) -- their "Nothing Like This" spikes with a 22% gain (rising 29-23). It sold 16,000 last week -- its best frame since the week following Christmas.

-- Kenny Rogers: The Gambler wins his 20th top 40 album (counting his First Edition releases) with the No. 31 debut of his Cracker Barrel-exclusive set "The Love of God." Hot on the heels of a March 8 GAC concert special celebrating a half-century in the business, the set also comes in at No. 8 on Country Albums and No. 2 on Christian Albums

-- David Foster: Non-traditional sales of his "Hitman Returns" album help lift the set by 48% this week -- flying 197-108 (up by 123% in the non-trad space). The concert special from which this album is based started airing in earnest on PBS affiliates last week. (Non-traditional sales include those from Internet retailers, of which it is thought PBS viewers tend to frequent.)

-- Andrea Bocelli: Wondering why his "My Christmas" set re-enters at No. 180 during this quite un-Christmas week (up 158%)? Blame blowout sales at the bankrupt Borders chain for the increase. Of the 3,000 that the set shifted last week, a full 98% came from the chain retailer segment of SoundScan reporters -- of which Borders is included.

-- Casting Crowns, newsboys, MercyMe: Three Christian acts make big gains this week: Casting Crowns's "Until the Whole World Hears" re-enter at No. 49 after sale pricing at Family Christian Stores (up 230%) while both newsboys' "Born Again" (No. 70; up 416%) and MercyMe's "The Generous Mr. Lovewell" (No. 119; up 51%) return to the chart thanks to sales from their concert tour.