The Billboard Hot 100:
-- Katy Perry: "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, tallies a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, tacking on the chart's Greatest Gainer/Airplay award as it has in its prior two frames at the summit. The fourth Hot 100 No. 1 from Perry's album "Teenage Dream" roars 6-2 on Hot 100 Airplay (108 million audience impressions, up 22%, according to Nielsen BDS). The track is also the most increased on the Mainstream Top 40 (5-2, up 21%) and Adult Top 40 (23-16, up 52%) radio format charts. "E.T." spends a fifth week atop Hot Digital Songs (323,000 downloads sold, down 1%, according to Nielsen SoundScan).
-- Rihanna: "S&M" holds at No. 2 for a third week on the Hot 100 while logging a second week at No. 1 on Hot 100 Airplay (123 million in audience, up 5%). Its digital sales decline by 11% to 141,000, although its sum is expected to soar next week, following Monday's (April 11) much-heralded release of its "Rih-mix" featuring Britney Spears. Industry prognosticators suggest that the combined versions of "S&M" may sell more than 200,000 downloads by week's end April 17, which would mark a new weekly high for the song. (It sold as many as 178,000 the week of March 19).
-- Britney Spears: Her own "Till the World Ends" returns to the Hot 100's top 10 after three weeks, reaching a new peak to-date (13-8). The song had previously ranked as high as No. 9 four weeks ago. The second single from "Femme Fatale" bounds 15-5 on Hot Digital Songs (133,000, up 48%) and bullets at No. 19 on Hot 100 Airplay (53 million, up 16%).
-- Blake Shelton: "Honey Bee" buzzes in as the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut at No. 13 after the singer co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards April 3 with Reba McEntire and premiered the song at the gala event. Opening with 139,000 downloads sold, "Bee" banks the best sales week and highest position on Hot Digital Songs (No. 4) for a lead solo country male artist, passing Trace Adkins' "You're Gonna Miss This" (100,000; No. 8, April 4, 2008). Shelton scores the Hot 100's highest bow for a male country soloist since Garth Brooks (as alter-ego Chris Gaines) began at No. 5 with "Lost in You" the week of Sept. 11, 1999.
-- Pitbull: The rapper's "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer, vaults 60-17 with Greatest Gainer/Digital accolades. The track rockets 58-9 on Hot Digital Songs (112,000, up 259%) after receiving prominent placement last week in the iTunes Store.
-- Lil Wayne: After debuting two weeks ago following four days of sales, "John," the second single from "Tha Carter IV" (due May 16), last week blasted 57-22 on the Hot 100 and 39-10 on Hot Digital Songs (116,000, up 134%). Erosion following the song's first full frame at retail sends the song almost exactly back to its previous rankings this week, as it falls to No. 55 on the Hot 100 and No. 36 on Hot Digital Songs (50,000, down 63%).
-- Martin Solveig & Dragonette: "Hello," new on the Hot 100 at No. 91, previously topped Dance Club Songs and Dance Airplay. The song, which also bows on Mainstream Top 40 at No. 40, has received exposure in commercials for Trident's "Vitality" gum.
-- Brad Paisley featuring Alabama: The format heavyweights -- Paisley boasts 16 Hot Country Songs No. 1s, Alabama, 32 -- debut at No. 95 with "Old Alabama." The track's featured act extends its Hot 100 chart span to 29 years, 10 months and three weeks with its first entry since its remake of 'N Sync's "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You," featuring the boy band, in 1999.
The Billboard 200:
-- Adele: This week, the singer's album "21" became the first to sell 1 million copies in the U.S. this year as it returns to No. 1 (3-1), selling another 88,000 (down 6%). It's cumulative total stands at 1.03 million. Meanwhile, Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale" falls from the penthouse to No. 2 with 75,000 (down 73%). It's the second album this year to debut at No. 1 but erode by more than 70% in its second week. The first was Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," which tumbled by 77% in its sophomore frame. There were only two debuts in the top 10 this week, led by Hollywood Undead's second studio effort, "American Tragedy," which launched at No. 4 with 66,000.
-- Robbie Robertson: Robbie Robertson's fifth solo album, "How to Become Clairvoyant," arrives at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 -- the former Band member's highest-charting album. It bows with 22,000, and 35% of that figure was made up of downloads. (Not terribly surprising, as the set was promoted as Amazon MP3's daily deal on April 5 for $3.99.)
-- Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum: The impact of the April 3 Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast can be felt all over the Billboard 200 this week. The highest-ranking title that benefits from the show is Aldean's "My Kinda Party," which climbs 23-13 (23,000; up 18%). Also in the top 40 are the following gainers: Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give" (28-15 with 22,000; up 29%), Swift's "Speak Now" (33-25 with 18,000; up 20%), Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" (35-28 with 16,000; up 11%) and Sara Evans' "Stronger" (38-32 with 15,000; up 4%). Overall country album sales are up by 7% this week.
-- Tron: Legacy Reconfigured: The April 5 DVD release of "Tron: Legacy" inspires not only a gain for the film's soundtrack album by Daft Punk on the Billboard 200 (167-36 with 13,000; up 240%), but an interesting new arrival at No. 16. The latter, "Tron: Legacy Reconfigured," is a remix effort (22,000), boasting an array of big-name talent reworking Daft Punk's original score. As is standard with remix titles, we credit the album to the original artist, not to the remixers. (See also Madonna's "You Can Dance," Lady Gaga's "The Remix," etc.)
-- Rush: A deluxe reissue of the band's "Moving Pictures" album grants a surge in sales -- it's up 274% and re-enters at No. 51 (10,000). The album originally peaked at No. 3 in 1981 and is the act's biggest selling set in the U.S. (four million sold, per the RIAA).