The Billboard Hot 100:
-- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, scoring Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a fourth consecutive week. The song bullets at No. 2 on Hot 100 Airplay (134 million in audience, up 14%, according to Nielsen BDS), while registering a third week in charge of Hot Digital Songs (297,000 downloads sold, down 16%, according to Nielsen SoundScan).
-- LMFAO: One of two songs that blast into the top 10, "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, soars 20-8 with the list's Greatest Gainer/Digital award. The track charges 13-4 on Hot Digital Songs (163,000, up 68%) and continues its rise on Hot 100 Airplay (44-40; 29 million, up 20%). The Los Angeles dance/rap duo brings a new generation of musical royalty to the Hot 100's top tier: Redfoo (Stefan Gordy) and SkyBlu (Skyler Gordy) are the son and nephew, respectively, of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy.
-- Lupe Fiasco: The other act new to the top 10 logs his second such hit, as "The Show Goes On" surges 12-9. In its 21st week on the Hot 100, the song logs the chart's lengthiest top 10 ascension since Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" reached the region in its 26th frame in August 2009. The rapper bests the No. 10 peak of his sole prior top 10, 2008's "Superstar," featuring Matthew Santos.
-- Lady Gaga: "Hair" whips up a No. 12 start as the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut. The song is the fourth to chart from her album "Born This Way," released May 23 and due to roar in atop next week's Billboard 200 with projected sales near 1 million. "Hair" bows at No. 5 on Hot Digital Songs (147,000). Unlike the first three Hot 100 entries from "Born," the song is intended solely as a digital preview track and is not being promoted to radio. "The Edge of Glory," the third proper single from "Born," falls 3-19 in its second week on the Hot 100, as its digital sales drop by 64% to 98,000. On Hot 100 Airplay, however, "Glory" vaults 54-37 (30 million, up 52%).
-- Lady Antebellum: "Just a Kiss" descends 14-22, after bowing at No. 7 two weeks ago, as out-of-the-box digital sales have not-so-surprisingly dipped after such a lofty launch (down 36% to 82,000 this week). Still, the ballad bounds onto Hot 100 Airplay at No. 60 (18.5 million, up 33%), while the trio's performance on Sunday's (May 22) 2011 Billboard Music Awards could spur a sales spike on next week's charts.
-- Beyonce: After the video premiered on "American Idol" May 18, "Run the World (Girls)" - which peaked at No. 33 upon its debut four weeks ago - rebounds 76-50 with a 213% gain in digital sales to 41,000. It descends, however, 51-63 on Hot 100 Airplay (17 million, down 13%). After her elaborate and well-received performance of the song (with 100 dancers) on the Billboard Music Awards, the song could, like Lady Antebellum's latest, jump in sales next week.
-- Steven Tyler: Yet more proof of how "Idol" influences consumers' purchasing habits: the show's judge's first solo single as a lead artist, "(It) Feels So Good," falls 35-70 as the track digital sales drop by 59% to 32,000. The song had launched last week following the premiere of its video on May 12. Radio is showing interest in the song, which bows on Adult Top 40 at No. 37.
-- Jason Derulo: The pop singer's "Don't Wanna Go Home," new at No. 92, samples "Banana Boat (Day-O)," a No. 5 hit for Harry Belafonte on the Hot 100's predecessor chart the Top 100 in 1957 (and revived on Lil Wayne's recent No. 9 Hot 100 hit "6 Foot 7 Foot"). "Home" additionally incorporates Robin S.' "Show Me Love," which reached No. 5 on the Hot 100 in 1993.
The Billboard 200:
-- Adele: It's the calm before the Lady Gaga storm as Adele's "21" scores a ninth week atop the Billboard 200 with 138,000 (down 12%). The British singer will step aside next week when Gaga's "Born This Way" will debut at No. 1 with perhaps near a million copies, based upon projections from industry sources.
-- As for some interesting moves and debuts outside the top 10:
-- Fleetwood Mac: So far in 2011, the band's classic "Rumours" album (No. 81 this week with 6,000; down 53%) has shifted 68,000 copies -- the most the album has sold in a calendar year since 2004 (when it sold 100,000). Last year, the set shifted 48,000. All credit must be given to Fox's "Glee," which dedicated its entire May 3 show's music to the album. Of "Rumours'" 68,000 sold this year, a full 49,000 of those came in the last three weeks, post-"Glee."
-- Avenged Sevenfold: The band's latest single and video, for the album's "So Far Away," continues to make inroads: it's bulleted at No. 26 on Rock Songs while the video has garnered more than a million views on YouTube. In turn, the song's parent album, "Nightmare," posts a 3% gain (small, but handsome), rising 132-119.
-- Brett Dennen: The singer/songwriter's album comes charging back onto the list (No. 156; up 111%) with its best sales week in a month, courtesy of Amazon MP3 (naturally), who offered it as a daily deal on May 22 for $3.99.
-- Brad Paisley: As excitement grows for his "This Is Country Music" album, which will likely debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 next week, his most recent sent rises with a 136% gain. (It also helps Amazon MP3 sold it for $3.99 on May 19.)