Chart Moves: Katy Perry Sets Mainstream Top 40 Record; Michael Jackson Back In AC Top 10; Brett Eldredge's 'Music' No. 1 On Country Airplay

Lauren Dukoff
Katy Perry photographed by Lauren Dukoff on April 17, 2014 at Sony Pictures in Culver City.

As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and holds at No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's "Problem," while PSY returns with "Hangover," featuring Snoop Dogg, at No. 26. Who else makes moves on Billboard song charts this week. 

-- Florida Georgia Line: In its sixth week at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, aided in part by its recently-released remix featuring Jason Derulo, FGL's "This Is How We Roll," also featuring Luke Bryan, nabs Streaming Gainer honors (2.1 million U.S. streams, up 11 percent, according to Nielsen BDS). "Roll" also returns to No. 1 for a second week on Country Streaming Songs, having first topped the April 26 chart. The Derulo remix accounts for 49 percent of the song's 106,000 downloads sold in the week ending June 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan; in the prior frame (the first reflecting Derulo's addition), the remix accounted for 55 percent of the song's 130,000 sold. "Roll" regresses from its No. 15 high to No. 17 on the Hot 100.

-- Katy Perry: She rewrites Mainstream Top 40 chart history, as "Birthday" bumps 11-10 to become her 12th consecutive top 10 on the tally. As she extends her streak, she bests two artists who each previously sent 11 straight entries into the top 10: Mariah Carey (from the chart's 1993 inception through 1997) and Bruno Mars (2010-13). With 15 total top 10s, Perry ties Britney Spears for sixth-place among acts with the most such hits. Rihanna leads with 24, followed by Carey, P!nk, Justin Timberlake (17 each) and Usher (16). On the Hot 100, "Birthday" rebounds 22-19 after reaching No. 17.

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-- OneRepublic: "Counting Stars" marks a year on the Hot 100, dipping 25-27 in its 52nd week. The song is the 38th single to spend at least a year on the survey … of the nearly 26,000 titles to appear on the chart dating to its Aug. 4, 1958, inception. During its run, the song has tied the No. 2 peak of 2007's "Apologize" (credited to Timbaland featuring OneRepublic) for the band's best rank and become the group's first No. 1 on Radio Songs and Adult Contemporary. OneRepublic's new single "Love Runs Out," meanwhile, rises 32-30 on the Hot 100.

-- Michael Jackson: The late King of Pop lifts 12-9 on Adult Contemporary with "Love Never Felt So Good" (with Justin Timberlake). With his 13th AC top 10, and first since "You Are Not Alone" reached No. 7 in 1995, Jackson (who first reached the region with the No. 3-peaking "Ben" in 1972), expands his top 10 span on the ranking to 41 years and eight months. His run trails that of only Chicago, whose 24 top 10s span 42 years and one month (1970-2012). On the Hot 100, where "Love" descends 29-33, the song granted Jackson the longest span of top 10s (42 years, six months and one week) when it bounded 22-9 (May 31). With the ascent on the Hot 100, the late King of Pop passed Santana, whose top 10 history spans 33 years and eight months (1970-2003).

-- Brett Eldredge: He claims his second leader on the Country Airplay tally with "Beat of the Music" (2-1). Eldredge celebrated his first topper with "Don't Ya," which spent the first of two weeks at No. 1 on the chart dated Aug. 24, 2013. (On the Hot 100, "Beat" ranks at No. 50.)

-- Lorde: "Tennis Court" volleys 11-9 on Hot Rock Songs, becoming her fourth top 10 on the chart. (On the Hot 100, it also makes a racket, rising 92-83.) Meanwhile, her cover of Tears for Fears' 1985 Hot 100 No. 1 "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," recorded for the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," re-enters at a new peak (No. 27). It sports a 1,500 percent a sales bump to 12,000 downloads sold following its synch in the trailer for video game "Assassin's Creed Unity." The song first spent two weeks on the chart in December, reaching No. 30.

-- Jeremih: He grabs the top debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Don't Tell 'Em," featuring YG, opens at No. 30, his highest-ever debut on the chart. The track concurrently arrives at No. 15 on R&B Songs and No. 12 on R&B Digital Songs, selling 17,000 downloads in its first week. Jeremih has tallied three top 10s and one No. 1 (first single "Birthday Sex" in 2009) on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

-- Robin Thicke: The crooner rises 11-7 on Adult R&B to lock in his fourth top 10 on the airplay chart. Of the stations that report to the Billboard's Adult R&B chart panel, WXST Dallas led with 34 plays in the June 9-15 tracking week.

-- Drake: He debuts on Rap Airplay at No. 22 with "0-100/The Catch Up," up 29 percent to 4.3 million in audience impressions during the tracking week. Drake dropped the song on June 1, coinciding with a performance at Hot 97's Summer Jam. The track seems to have enticed Drake's hip-hop peers, with renditions by 50 Cent & G-Unit and Meek Mill, among others, popping up online.

-- Rita Ora: She reaches the Dance Club Songs summit for the third time in as many tries with "I Will Never Let You Down" (3-1). The track follows her 2012 chart-toppers "R.I.P" and "How We Do (Party)." Remixes from R3hab, Steve Smart and WestFunk, Gregor Salto and others contributed to Ora's latest chart triumph.

Additional reporting by Wade Jessen, Amaya Mendizabal, Gordon Murray and Emily White


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