Hot 100 Chart Moves: Katy Perry, James Arthur & Lorde Hit New Heights

Rony Alwin
Katy Perry "Chained to the Rhythm"

"Chained to the Rhythm" reaches the Radio Songs top 10, "Say You Won't Let Go" hits the Hot 100's top 20 & "Green Light" speeds ahead on Alternative Songs.

As previously reported, Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 15) for a 10th week, joining an exclusive club of hits that have ruled for double-digit weeks in the chart's 58-year history.

Plus, The Chainsmokers match the longest streak of consecutive weeks in the Hot 100's top 10 among duos or groups (tying Ace of Base), having ranked in the tier for 48 straight weeks.

Still, other artists make impressive moves on this week's Hot 100.

Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley, "Chained to the Rhythm"
A 69-cent iTunes Store sale price sparks the song's 47 percent surge to 50,000 sold. On the Hot 100, it rebounds 19-13 with the chart's top sales gain. It peaked at No. 4 upon its debut six weeks ago.

"Rhythm" also becomes Perry's 15th top 10 on the Radio Songs chart, where it rises 11-10 (although with a 1 percent drop to 65 million in all-format audience).

Here's a look at all 15 of Perry's Radio Songs top 10s:

Peak Pos., Title, Peak Date
No. 4, "I Kissed a Girl," Aug. 16, 2008
No. 4, "Hot N Cold," Dec. 6, 2008
No. 5, "Waking Up in Vegas," Aug. 15, 2009
No. 1 (three weeks), "California Gurls," feat. Snoop Dogg, July 31, 2010
No. 1 (one week), "Teenage Dream," Oct. 16, 2010
No. 1 (one week), "Firework," Feb. 19, 2011
No. 1 (five weeks), "E.T.," feat. Kanye West, May 7, 2011
No. 1 (five weeks), "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," Aug. 20, 2011
No. 3, "The One That Got Away," Jan. 21, 2012
No. 4, "Part of Me," April 21, 2012
No. 2, "Wide Awake," Aug, 18, 2012
No. 1 (four weeks), "Roar," Oct. 5, 2013
No. 10, "Unconditionally," Dec. 21, 2013
No. 1 (two weeks), "Dark Horse," feat. Juicy J, March 1, 2014
No. 10, "Chained to Rhythm," feat. Skip Marley, as of April 15, 2017

James Arthur, "Say You Won't Let Go"
The song reaches the Hot 100's top 20 in its 23rd week on the chart, lifting 22-19. It ranks in the top 10 on Adult Pop Songs (9-8) and top 20 on Pop Songs (19-17), helping push it into the Radio Songs top 20 (26-18; 51 million in all-format audience, up 14 percent).

"Say" also gains by 5 percent to 42,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 30 and bullets at No. 10 on Digital Song Sales. It's the 12th-best-selling song of 2017 so far among all genres, with 441,000 sold year-to-date. It's up to 570,000 in total sales.

Lorde, "Green Light"
The lead single from Melodrama, due June 16, rebounds 65-59 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 19 three weeks ago. On the Alternative Songs airplay chart, it reaches the top 10, lifting 11-10 to become Lorde's fourth top 10 on the tally. Her debut smash "Royals" ruled for seven weeks in 2013; "Team" hit No. 2 in February 2014; and "Yellow Flicker Beat" peaked at No. 10 in November 2014.