The Billboard Hot 100:
As previously reported, LMFAO logs its third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock. Other notable moves, however, highlight this week's Hot 100 rankings:
-- Bad Meets Evil: "Lighters," featuring Bruno Mars, ignites 33-17 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors. After launching at No. 16 four weeks ago, the song fell to No. 36 in its second week and No. 58 in its third frame. This week, the song charges 25-12 on Hot Digital Songs with 92,000 downloads, a 51% gain, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and its second-best total since its debut week (132,000). Its increased sales and its return to the Hot 100's top 20 are aided by its building airplay, as it blasts 56-35 in its second week on Hot 100 Airplay (34 million, up 69%, according to Nielsen BDS).
-- Foo Fighters: The bad news for the band on the Rock Songs chart? Its "Rope" drops to No. 2 after spending its first 20 weeks at No. 1, the longest reign in the chart's two-year existence. The good news is that the group becomes the first act to replace itself at the summit, as follow-up "Walk" steps 3-1 (11 million audience impressions, up 13%). On the Hot 100, "Walk" advances 100-93. Foo Fighters is the first act to log three No. 1s on Rock Songs. The band first ruled for two weeks with "Wheels" in 2009 and is now the first to monopolize the chart's top two spots simultaneously. The latest singles' parent album "Wasting Light" became the Foos' first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, bowing atop the April 30 tally. The set has sold 515,000 copies, rebounding 61-47 on this week's chart.
-- Adele: "Someone Like You," the pop and adult radio follow-up to the seven-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Rolling in the Deep," re-enters at No. 97. It spent a week at No. 65 on the chart dated March 12, when parent album "21" stormed in atop the Billboard 200. ("Rumor Has It" followed "Deep" at adult alternative radio, reaching No. 2 on the Triple A chart for six weeks and counting). "Like" shows a 15% gain in downloads this week to 20,000 and has sold 398,000 to date.
The Billboard 200:
Six debuts arrived in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart this week led by our new chart-topper, Blake Shelton, whose "Red River Blue" started in the No. 1 slot.
-- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2": The finale to the "Harry Potter" series sees its companion soundtrack score its best rank ever as it arrives at No. 25. Previously, the franchise's peak came with "Half-Blood Prince," which debuted at No. 29. The new album starts with 15,000.
All eight of the "Potter" soundtracks have appeared on the Billboard 200, with the first, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," earning the longest run. It spent 14 non-consecutive weeks on the list between the charts dated Nov. 17, 2001, and June 15, 2002.
Curiously, on our Top Soundtracks chart, none of the "Potter" albums have reached No. 1 -- though they've all gone top five. The newest, "Hallows: Part 2," bows at No. 2 -- stuck behind Disney Channel's "Shake It Up: Break it Down." "Hallows'" rank matches the peak of the line's previous high-ranking set, "Sorcerer's Stone," which hit No. 2 on Nov. 17, 2001.
-- Miranda Lambert: Following the July 13 premiere of VH1's "Behind the Music: Miranda Lambert," the country queen's "Revolution" album snares the chart's largest percentage gain, as it rallies with a 24% increase, jumping 96-82.
The "Behind the Music" series celebrates its 14th anniversary next month and is currently airing a batch of new drama-filled episodes. Next up on the "Behind" schedule are shows dedicated to Mary J. Blige (July 27), Enrique Iglesias (Aug. 3), Adam Lambert (Aug. 10) and Ricky Martin (Aug. 17).
-- Fair to Midland: The Texas rock band's fourth studio album, "Arrows & Anchors," arrives at No. 65 with 7,000 sold -- notching not just its best sales week but also its first taste of the top 100. Its last set, 2007's "Fables From a Mayfly," topped out at No. 137.
-- Raphael Saadiq & David Crowder Band: Following a $7.99 sale price and promotion in the iTunes Store -- plus a slot at the retailer's big iTunes Festival in London last week -- Raphael Saadiq's "Stone Rollin'" album re-enters at No. 133 with 69% sales increase... As for David Crowder Band, after its "Church Music" nabbed a $5 sale tag at Family Christian stores, the set comes back to the list at No. 153 with a 348% jump in sales.