Capitol Gains: Perry, Coldplay Provide 1-2 Punch
Capitol Records will succeed itself at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 tomorrow for the first time in 32 years ...Capitol Records will succeed itself at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 tomorrow for the first time in 32 years, as Katy Perry's cheeky "I Kissed a Girl" replaces last week's leader, "Viva La Vida" by labelmate Coldplay, itself the new occupant of the Billboard 200 throne with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends." Billboard's charts are refreshed each Thursday on billboard.com and billboard.biz.
The last pair of titles from the label to reign consecutively on the Hot 100 was Sylvers' "Boogie Fever" and Wings "Silly Love Songs" in May 1976.
"Kissed" logs its best sales week to date, moving 235,000 downloads. It has sold 988,000 to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Radio airplay also surges, with "Kissed" kicking 19-12 on the all-format Hot 100 Airplay chart (up 28%). The song additionally takes the top spot on the Pop 100 and rises 9-4 on the top 40-based Pop 100 Airplay tally.
Perry's honors coincide with her arrival on the Billboard 200 with her debut set, "One of the Boys," which bows on the list at No. 9 with sales of 47,000.
Coldplay, meanwhile, storms the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with 721,000 copies sold of "Viva."