Rihanna Cancels Sweden Show Due to Exhaustion
Rihanna Cancels Sweden Show Due to Exhaustion

A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 albums charts.

The Billboard Hot 100:

-- Rihanna: As previously reported, "S&M" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Rihanna one of just nine artists to notch at least 10 No. 1s in the chart's history. The Hot 100's Greatest Gainer/Digital award winner ascends to the summit fueled by the first full week of digital sales for its remix featuring Britney Spears. All versions of the song sold a combined 293,000 downloads (up 108%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, with the Spears-assisted version accounting for 66% of the song's overall digital sum in the April 11-17 tracking week. Now listed as a featured artist on "S&M," Spears earns her fifth Hot 100 No. 1 and second this year, following her own "Hold It Against Me."

-- Katy Perry: Although "S&M" displaces "E.T.," featuring Kanye West (No. 2), after three weeks atop the Hot 100, the latter song's radio play continues to build, as the track spends a second week at No. 2 on Hot 100 Airplay (122 million in audience, up 13%, according to Nielsen BDS), securing the Hot 100's Greatest Gainer/Airplay nod. (Its digital sales decline by 12% to 284,000). As reported Monday (April 18), Perry's "Teenage Dream" is just the third album to generate four No. 1s on the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart.

-- Lady Gaga: After less than three days of sales and five days of airplay, "Judas," the follow-up to the six-week No. 1 "Born This Way" (No. 13) arrives at No. 10 with 162,000 downloads sold (No. 4 on Hot Digital Songs) and 26 million in audience (No. 48 on Hot 100 Airplay). The second single from "Born This Way," due May 23, could vault next week following its first full frame at radio and retail.

-- Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson: After the pair's performance on "American Idol" on Thursday (April 14), former Hot Country Songs No. 1 "Don't You Wanna Stay" (59,000 downloads, up 64%) reaches a new Hot 100 peak (42-31) and crosses over to a No. 39 bow on Adult Top 40.

-- Brad Paisley featuring Alabama: "Old Alabama" rockets 95-38 on the Hot 100, powered by a No. 25 entrance on Hot Digital Songs (56,000 downloads). The superstar collaboration marks Alabama's 51st top 10 on Hot Country Songs (14-10), extending its mark among groups, and first since 1999.

-- Blake Shelton: Yet more country headlines: After "Honey Bee" flew in last week as the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut at No. 13 (after the singer co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3 with Reba McEntire and premiered the song at the event), it plummets to No. 47, as digital sales erode by 64% to 49,000. (It freefalls 4-34 on Hot Digital Songs). Still, early airplay is encouraging, as the track jumps 31-21 (8.9 million audience impressions, up 89%) as the Greatest Gainer on Hot Country Songs.

The Billboard 200:

-- Country Strong: After the movie reached DVD last week, both of its soundtracks re-enter the Billboard 200. The first volume (No. 26) gains by 667% while the second installment at No. 91 vaults by 1,401%.

-- Lady Antebellum: While the trio's "Need You Now" album slips 28-36 (14,000, down 16%), they've got some serious celebrating to do: its title track surpasses the 5 million digital song sales mark this week according to Nielsen SoundScan -- just the ninth song to do so. A month ago, it passed up Taylor Swift's "Love Story" as the biggest selling country download in history.

-- Sting and Janet Jackson: It may be spring, but Sting's 2009 Christmas album "If On a Winter's Night..." continues to climb the Billboard 200, rising 189-95 (up 88%) after re-entering last week. Credit its gains to going-out-of-business sales at Borders stores where perhaps-overstocked titles are finding their way to customers looking for rock bottom bargains. The weird-looking gains are reminiscent of when Circuit City closed up shop in 2009 and pumped a re-entry for Janet Jackson's "Discipline" on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. It ultimately rose back to No. 107 on the former and to No. 10 on the latter (when it was still fueled by the SoundScan's panel of R&B stores) on March 21, 2009. After that week, once Circuit City had permanently closed up shop, the title fell off both tallies.

-- Pat Benatar: The veteran rocker performed on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" last week (duetting with Avril Lavigne) on "Love Is a Battlefield." In turn, this "10 Great Songs" budget-priced set posts an 83% increase with a debut at No. 123. (Figure that its low pricing at Wal-Mart -- just $5 -- and others also helps its cause.)

-- Prince: It's likely that both his performances on the "George Lopez Show" (April 13) and the launch of his 21-night concert stand in Los Angeles help pump the 137% gain and re-entry at No. 188 for his "Very Best of Prince" package.