Chart Highlights: New No. 1s for Maroon 5, Hozier, Beyonce, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, the Decemberists & More

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Beyonce poses in the pressroom for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in California on August 24, 2014.

It's a super-sized list of new toppers on Billboard charts.

Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on reports submitted by a panel of DJs.) Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.

All our charts are refreshed on Billboard.com and Billboardbiz every Thursday.


Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Uptown Funk!" Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Greatest Gainer No. 25 "FourFiveSeconds" Rihanna & Kayne West & Paul McCartney
Debut No. 39 "Masterpiece" Jessie J
Debut No. 40 "Weekend" Priory

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Maps" Maroon 5
Nearly 11 years after first navigating onto the list, Maroon 5 charts a course to the top of Adult Contemporary for the first time, as "Maps" rises 3-1 (in its 31st week). The band had previously reached No. 2 with three hits: "Payphone" (2012), "Daylight" and "Love Somebody" (both in 2013). "Maps" is the lead single from V, which has also generated smashes in "Animals" and new third release "Sugar."

Greatest Gainer No. 12 "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
Debut No. 27 "First Kiss" Kid Rock
Debut No. 29 "Night Changes" One Direction

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Take Me To Church" Hozier
As on AC, Adult Pop Songs boasts a new leader, as Hozier rises 2-1 with "Take Me to Church." The Irish singer-songwriter is the first male soloist to reign in a first appearance (as a lead) since Sam Smith ruled with "Stay With Me" for two weeks in September.

Greatest Gainer No. 4 "Uptown Funk!" Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Debut No. 34 "FourFiveSeconds" Rihanna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney
Debut No. 35 "No Good In Goodbye" The Script
Debut No. 39 "Talking Body" Tove Lo

Dance Club Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "7/11" Beyonce
Beyonce scores her 22nd Dance Club Songs No. 1, as "7/11" tops the tally. Her third leader in a row (following "Partition" and "Pretty Hurts") ties her with Rihanna for the second-best total. Madonna leads with 43 ... and vaults 11-6 with "Living for Love," the chart's Greatest Gainer.

"7/11" also becomes Beyonce's seventh No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (3-1; see below). Among women, only Alicia Keys (eight) has notched more.

Greatest Gainer No. 6 "Living For Love" Madonna
Debut No. 32 "I'm Gonna Get You" Dave Aude Featuring Jessica Sutta
Debut No. 41 "DJ Fav" Joe Bermudez Featuring Amanda Brigham
Debut No. 44 "The Nights" Avicii
Debut No. 45 "DropDatBitch" JimiJames
Debut No. 47 "If You Let Me Go" Salt Ashes
Debut No. 50 "Real Love" Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne


Dance/Mix Show Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Uptown Funk!" Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Greatest Gainer "You're On" Madeon Featuring Kyan
Debut No. 34 "Prelude" Michael Calfan


Rhythmic Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Uptown Funk!" Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 25 "FourFiveSeconds" Rihanna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney
Debut No. 33 "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" The Weeknd
Debut No. 35 "Sober" Childish Gambino
Debut No. 38 "Good Lovin" Ludacris Featuring Miguel
Debut No. 39 "Hotel" Kid Ink Featuring Chris Brown


R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "7/11" Beyonce
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 38 "Collide" Justine Skye Featuring Tyga
Debut No. 41 "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" The Weeknd
Debut No. 48 "Trap Queen" Fetty Wap
Debut No. 49 "Preach" Young Dolph
Debut No. 50 "I Bet" Ciara


Adult R&B Songs
*** No. 1 (6 weeks)*** "Call My Name" Avery Sunshine
Greatest Gainer No. 14 "Uptown Funk!" Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Debut No. 25 "Love Come Down" Jagged Edge
Debut No. 27 "Religious" Ne-Yo
Debut No. 28 "She Knows" Ne-Yo Featuring Juicy J
Debut No. 29 "I Really Miss You" 3 Winans Brothers
Debut No. 30 "I Am" Jason Nelson


Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (10 weeks)*** "I Don't F**k With You" Big Sean Featuring E-40
Greatest Gainer No. 3 "Truffle Butter" Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
Debut No. 19 "Trap Queen" Fetty Wap
Debut No. 21 "Hotel" Kid Ink Featuring Chris Brown


Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (15 weeks)*** "Something From Nothing" Foo Fighters
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 14 "Black Sun" Death Cab For Cutie
Debut No. 20 "Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)" AWOLNATION
Debut No. 43 "Somebody New" Joywave
Debut No. 45 "Congregation" Foo Fighters

Adult Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Make You Better" The Decemberists
Last week, the Decemberists launched at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 with What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (which also opened atop the Folk, Internet and Vinyl Albums charts). This week, the set's lead single, "Make You Better" (whose video stars actor/carpenter [!] Nick Offerman), becomes the Decemberists' first No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs. They'd previously risen as high as No. 2 with "Down by the Water" in 2011.

Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 21 "Black Sun" Death Cab For Cutie
Debut No. 30 "Stay Gold" First Aid Kit


Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Cigarette Daydreams" Cage The Elephant
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 16 "Black Sun" Death Cab For Cutie
Debut No. 18 "Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)" AWOLNATION
Debut No. 36 "Get It" Matt And Kim
Debut No. 37 "My Type" Saint Motel
Debut No. 39 "Karaoke" Smallpools


Mainstream Rock Songs
*** No. 1 (2 week)*** "I Am Machine" Three Days Grace
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 28 "Congregation" Foo Fighters
Debut No. 37 "Custer" Slipknot
Debut No. 40 "Untraveled Road" Thousand Foot Krutch


Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "I See You" Luke Bryan
Greatest Gainer No. 19 "Homegrown" Zac Brown Band
Debut No. 55 "Sippin' On Fire" Florida Georgia Line
Debut No. 57 "Country" Mo Pitney
Debut No. 59 "Break Up With Him" Old Dominion

Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Soledad" Don Omar
Omar lands his seventh Latin Airplay No. 1, as "Soledad" surges 5-1. He first led in 2006 with "Angelito" and had most recently topped the chart with "Zumba" in 2013.

Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 31 "Hilito" Romeo Santos
Debut No. 45 "Hablame de Ti" Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Debut No. 50 "Fanatica Sensual" Plan B


Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Levantando Polvadera" Voz de Mando
Greatest Gainer No. 7 "Dime" Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
Debut No. 31 "Viendote Dormida" Noel Torres
Debut No. 36 "Que Tal Si Eres Tu" Los Tigres del Norte
Debut No. 38 "Cuando La Miro" Luis Coronel
Debut No. 40 "Debajo del Sombrero" Leandro Rios Featuring Pancho Uresti


Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Me Vuelvo Un Cobarde" Christian Daniel
Greatest Gainer No. 4 "Juntos (Together)" Juanes
Debut No. 31 "Pierdo La Cabeza" Zion & Lennox
Debut No. 38 "Vivo" Pedro Capo
Debut No. 40 "Stuck On A Feeling" Prince Royce Featuring Snoop Dogg


Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer "Quiereme" Johnny Sky
Debut No. 23 "Disparo Al Corazon" Ricky Martin
Debut No. 35 "Me Vuelvo Un Cobarde" Christian Daniel
Debut No. 37 "Solita" Prince Royce
Debut No. 40 "Aqui Estoy Yo" Domenic Marte


Christian Airplay
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** "He Knows My Name" Francesca Battistelli
Greatest Gainer No. 12 "Beyond Me" tobyMac
Debut No. 48 "This I Believe (The Creed)" Hillsong
Debut No. 50 "Heart Like You" Love & The Outcome


Gospel Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer "Fill Me Up" Casey J
Debut No. 27 "How Awesome Is Our God" Israel & New Breed Featuring Yolanda Adams
Debut No. 30 "Flaws" Kierra Sheard

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