Carly Rae Jepsen spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her first entry on the ranking, "Call Me Maybe." Following rookie chart-toppers Gotye and .fun to the top of the charts, the trio set the longest streak of No. 1s by lead acts making their first appearances on the list in almost 35 years. Which begs the question, is the changing digital music landscape and social media making it easier for new acts to rise?
This week's examination of Billboard's chart stats is overwhelmingly country, with George Strait, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash all in the spotlight, along with hip-hop act D4L and late pop heartthrob Ricky Nelson also in the mix.