Sales for "Shake" slide by 22% to 146,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, as "Shake" descends 4-6 on the Digital Songs chart. Its total radio audience weakens by 9% to 7.1 million, a sum not strong enough for "Shake" to have yet reached the 75-position-deep all-format BDS-based Radio Songs chart (making it the first such Hot 100 No. 1 since 2006.)
As "Shake" again rules the Hot 100 (and the Dance/Electronic Songs chart), Macklemore & Lewis' "Shop" remains at No. 2 following a four-week command, while holding atop Radio Songs and Digital Songs. It leads Radio Songs with 118 million in audience (down 2%) and tops Digital Songs for a 10th week. "Shop" becomes one of just four songs to command Digital Songs for at least 10 weeks; Flo Rida's "Low," featuring T-Pain, ruled for 13 in 2007-08, while the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" each dominated for 10.
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With 270,000 in digital sales (down 12%), "Shop" reaches 4.8 million sold to date. The total, however, halts the song's record sum for the most weeks (nine) of selling 300,000 or more.
"Shop" leads On-Demand Songs for a record-extending 11th week, topping the list with 1.97 million on-demand streams (up 25%). "Shop" holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (9.5 million, up 4%) and leads Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a 10th week.
"Shake" decreases by a lofty 39% in overall Hot 100 chart points and "Shop" drops by just 4%. Thus, after "Shake" held a two-to-one points lead (103%) over "Shop" last week, the margin contracts to a 29% lead for "Shake" this week.
Below the now-five-week logjam at Nos. 1 and 2, other notable Hot 100 action abounds. Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" (3-3) claims the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a sixth consecutive week. The streak is the longest since fun.'s six-week No. 1 "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae) also linked six straight weeks with the honor last year and the best by a male since T.I.'s "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna) ran up six in a row in late 2008. "Man" zooms 7-2 on Radio Songs with a 20% uptick to 115 million in audience. It climbs 6-5 on Streaming Songs (4.5 million, up 23%) and holds at No. 2 on Hot Digital Songs (230,000, down 4%).
Following his role as host and musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (March 9), Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z, returns to its No. 4 Hot 100 peak (5-4), after first reaching the rank eight weeks ago. Encompassing a full week of sales after the appearance, "Suit" gains by 33% to 201,000 downloads sold, also lifting 5-4 on Digital Songs. It pushes 5-3 on Radio Songs (113 million, up 14%) and enters the Streaming Songs top 10 (12-7; 3.8 million, up 60%), granting it the Hot 100's top Streaming Gainer badge. Follow-up "Mirrors," meanwhile, is the Hot 100's top Digital Gainer, bounding 77-25. It flies 48-8 on Digital Songs (121,00, up 205%). (Timberlake, thus, becomes the first artist to earn the Streaming and Digital Gainer awards in the same week with different songs since the Streaming Gainer ribbon was introduced a year ago this month.)
The tracks usher in Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," released yesterday and expected to storm in atop next week's Billboard 200 album chart.
Rihanna's "Stay," featuring Mikky Ekko, retreats 4-5 on the Hot 100 despite strong airplay and streaming gains. It surges 16-11 on Radio Songs (71 million, up 30%) and holds at No. 9 on Streaming Songs (3.4 million, up 15%). The cut holds at No. 3 on Digital Songs with a 6% decline to 222,000.
Drake's "Started From the Bottom" returns to its No. 6 Hot 100 peak (7-6), switching spots with Taylor Swift's No. 2-peaking "I Knew You Were Trouble." (6-7), while will.i.am and Britney Spears' No. 3 hit "Scream & Shout" stays at No. 8. (this week, will.i.am released a new single, "#thatPOWER," featuring Justin Bieber.)
P!nk produces her 14th Hot 100 top 10, as "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess, vaults 18-9. The third single from her first Billboard 200 No. 1 album, "The Truth About Love," jumps 8-5 on Digital Songs (171,000, up 40%), 42-19 on Streaming Songs (2.1 million, up 86%) and 44-31 on Radio Songs (38 million, up 43%). She began her Truth About Love tour on Feb. 13, likely helping spur the song's continued across-the-board progress. Ruess, meanwhile, makes his first solo top 10 appearance on the Hot 100, following fun.'s six-week No. 1 "We Are Young" and No. 3-peaking "Some Nights."
Following his health scare on Friday, Lil Wayne's "Love Me," featuring Drake and Future, dips 9-10, although with a points increase. It rises 29-25 on Radio Songs (43 million, up 5%) and, perhaps owed in part to piqued interest following his hospitalization for a reported seizure, gains by 13% to 1 million on-demand streams.
Check Billboard.com tomorrow (March 21), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 and On-Demand Songs in their entirety and Digital Songs and Radio Songs, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.