Coldplay video for Magic

Coldplay video for Magic


As previously reported, John Legend takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "All of Me" and Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake soar in at No. 20 with "Love Never Felt So Good." Who makes news on Billboard song charts this week?
-- Calvin Harris: Harris bounds 4-2 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Summer," the chart's top Airplay and Digital Gainer. It reaches new heights on the Hot 100 (26-18), Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (3-2; 63,000 downloads sold for the week ending May 4, up 16 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan), Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (5-3; 2.7 million U.S. streams, up 22 percent, according to Nielsen BDS), and Dance Club Songs (25-17). "Summer" also becomes Harris' sixth No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (2-1).

-- Coldplay: The group, which performed on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on May 3, collects its third leader, and first No. 1 start, on Rock Digital Songs with "A Sky Full of Stars" (139,000 first-week downloads sold), which debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 24. It's the band's second Rock Digital Songs No. 1 in a row, following "Midnight" (1-6; 40,000, down 48 percent). The dance-driven "Stars," which Avicii co-wrote and -produced, debuts at No. 5 on Hot Rock Songs, joining radio single "Magic" and "Midnight" at Nos. 9 and 15, respectively. All three songs appear on Coldplay's May 19 release "Ghost Stories."
-- Imagine Dragons: Welcome to the new age … where Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" is no longer on the Hot 100 at last, as the song's record-setting run ends after 87 weeks. The track departs as the longevity champ over runner-up "Sail" by AWOLNATION (79 weeks). (The band remains on the chart with the No. 6-peaking "Demons," at No. 39, and "On Top of the World," at No. 89 after reaching No. 79.)
-- Eric Church: On Country Airplay, Church logs his fourth leader with "Give Me Back My Hometown" (2-1). (It ranks at No. 43 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 36.) He last drew top ink on Country Airplay as a featured artist, with Luke Bryan, on Jason Aldean's "The Only Way I Know" (Feb. 16, 2013).
-- Jason Derulo: "Wiggle" (featuring Snoop Dogg), the second single off Derulo's "Talk Dirty" album, debuts at No. 68 on the Hot 100 and catapults 48-16 in its second week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The follow-up to the set's title track, which hit Nos. 3 and 2 on the charts, respectively, enters Digital Songs at No. 36 with 44,000 downloads sold, a 318 percent surge.

-- Christina Grimmie: A week after Josh Kaufman charted with his cover of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me," Grimmie nets the second Hot 100 entry by a contestant on the current season of NBC's "The Voice" (65,000 sold). Her take on Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" bows at No. 74. Grimmie charted a pair of independently-released albums on the Billboard 200 in 2011 and 2013.
-- Katy Tiz: The first unsigned artist to receive airplay in Clear Channel's "On the Verge" spotlight, Tiz, now signed to Atlantic, makes her Hot 100 arrival with "The Big Bang" (No. 100). The chain's airplay push is translating to sales, as two-thirds of the song's chart points are from downloads. It leaps by 123 percent to 31,000 sold.
-- Hillsong United: The collective rewrites the record for the longest reign on the airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Christian Songs chart, as "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" tallies a 24th week at No. 1. The song passes the 23-week rule of MercyMe's "Word of God Speak," which began its command on Aug. 16, 2003 (when the chart, which had launched two months earlier, was solely airplay-based). "What people relate to is that it's a very honest song," Hillsong United leader/principal songwriter Joel Houston (who co-wrote "Oceans" with Matt Crocker and Salomon Lighthelm) recently told Billboard. "It's about trust and taking a step into the unknown."
-- Linkin Park: The band lands its seventh Mainstream Rock No. 1, as "Guilty All the Same," featuring Rakim, rises 2-1. (Rapper Rakim reigns in his first appearance on the chart.) The band had last led with "Burn It Down" nearly two years ago. It first topped the tally with "Somewhere I Belong" (April 12, 2003). In between Linkin Park's two most recent No. 1s, frontman Chester Bennington ruled while moonlighting as lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots on "Out of Time" (Aug. 17, 2013).
-- Ricardo Arjona: As he enters Top Latin Albums at No. 1 with "Viaje" (his fifth leader), Arjona jumps 3-1 on Latin Airplay with album's first single, "Apnea," his sixth chart-topper. It holds at its No. 10 peak on Hot Latin Songs.

-- Priyanka Chopra: Her dance cover of "I Can't Make You Love Me" debuts on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 28. Originally recorded as a ballad by Bonnie Raitt, reaching No. 18 on the Hot 100 on Feb. 15, 1992, the song has gone on to become something of a modern-day classic, with covers from Adele, Boyz II Men, George Michael, Ruben Studdard, Tank, Nancy Wilson and others surfacing over the years.
-- Blues Traveler, DJ Khaled: A lip sync battle between Emma Stone and Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "The Tonight Show" (April 28) sends both of Stone's song choices onto Billboard charts. Blues Traveler's 1995-96 hit "Hook" debuts on Hot Rock Songs (No. 22) with 16,000 sold, up from 1,000 the prior week. Similarly, DJ Khaled's 2010 smash "All I Do Is Win" re-enters Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 23 (42,000, up from 3,000).
-- 'N Sync: Download sales for the boy band's 2000 Hot 100 No. 1 "It's Gonna Be Me" more than tripled (to 3,000) in the sales week ending May 4. Likely the reason? As your Facebook feed surely attests, images of Justin Timberlake beaming "It's gonna be maaay!" coinciding with the start of the new month, which apparently now has a new theme song.
Additional reporting by Wade Jessen, Amaya Mendizabal, Gordon Murray, Rauly Ramirez and Emily White.