P!nk Powers to No. 1 On Hot 100 With 'Just Give Me A Reason'
The singer scores her fourth chart-topper, while Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato each jump into the top 10. Plus, PSY starts just out of the top tier with 'Gentleman'
P!nk notches her fourth No. 1 on the on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess, rises 3-1. Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato, meanwhile, return to the top 10 with "Mirrors," and "Heart Attack," respectively, and PSY gallops onto the chart at No. 12 with "Gentleman," which has already set YouTube views records following its release last week.
"Reason" rules courtesy of across-the-board gains. It returns to No. 1 (2-1) on Digital Songs for a third week on top with 283,000 downloads sold (up 1%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It advances to the top five on Radio Songs (7-4), with its 20% increase to 97 million all-format audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS, granting it top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a third consecutive week. On Streaming Songs, "Reason" rises 6-4 (4.6 million streams, up 16%, according to BDS).
P!nk first crowned the Hot 100 for five weeks beginning on June 2, 2001, with "Lady Marmalade," a collaboration with Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim and Mya. More than seven years later (Sept. 27, 2008), she returned to the summit with "So What." She again reigned with "Raise Your Glass" the week of Dec. 11, 2010.
Ruess, meanwhile, makes his second trip to the top of the Hot 100. A year ago this week, fun. was amid a six-week command with its breakout hit "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae). With the ascent of "Reason" to No. 1, he becomes the first male singer of a rock band to tally a solo No. 1 since Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas assisted on Santana's "Smooth," which led for 12 weeks in late 1999/early 2000.
Justin Timberlake scores his second top 10 from his Billboard 200-topping album "The 20/20 Experience," and 13th overall, as "Mirrors" climbs 12-7. The track returns to its peak to date on Digital Songs (12-8; 127,000, up 10%); holds at No. 9 on Streaming Songs (3.5 million, up 1%); and roars 32-18 on Radio Songs (51 million, up 34%). Timberlake has now more than doubled his top 10 output on the Hot 100 as a member of 'N Sync, which tallied six top 10s in 1999-2002.
Demi Lovato likewise returns to the Hot 100's top bracket, as "Heart Attack" charges 15-10, besting its previous highest rank, set upon its debut at No. 12 six weeks ago. The release of the song's official video on April 9 spurs a 36-9 vault for the track on Streaming Songs (3.5 million, up 144%, granting it the top Digital Gainer award on the Hot 100). The cut advances 23-19 on Radio Songs (49 million, up 14%), while dipping 11-13 on Digital Songs (where it debuted at No. 4) with 110,000 downloads sold (down 6%).
"Heart" marks Lovato's third Hot 100 top 10. Her first chart entry, "This Is Me," with Joe Jonas, reached No. 9 in 2008, while "Skyscraper" debuted and peaked at No. 10 in 2011. (Her 2012 Pop Songs No. 1 "Give Your Heart a Break" hit No. 16 on the Hot 100.) "Heart" ushers in her fourth album, "DEMI," due May 14.
PSY's 'Gentleman' Music Video: Watch the Follow-Up to 'Gangnam'
Just outside the Hot 100's top 10, K-Pop star PSY follows up his debut U.S. smash "Gangnam Style" with "Gentleman," which soars onto the chart at No. 12. It launches at No. 1 on Streaming Songs with 8.6 million streams registered in the U.S. in just shy of two days since its posting on Saturday (April 13). (Now up to 125 million YouTube views worldwide [as of this posting], the song set the mark for the most views [18.9 million] for a video in its first day on the site, according to sources at YouTube, as previously reported. The Hot 100, however, counts only U.S. views in its weekly tabulation.)
"Gentleman" also arrives with 27,000 downloads sold through the end of the SoundScan tracking week on Sunday night (April 14) following its digital release on April 12. Following its first full week of streaming and retail availability, the song could storm the Hot 100's top 10 next week.
"Gangnam Style" became the first video ever to reach 1 billion views worldwide. It now stands at 1.5 billion. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100 for seven weeks last fall (before YouTube data began contributing to the chart) and has sold 4.5 million downloads.
Back in the Hot 100's top 10, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, holds at No. 2 after logging six nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. It rules Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a 14th week and the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart for a 13th frame. The pair concurrently climbs 7-5 on the Hot 100 with follow-up "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton (7-5) to become the first multi-member act to place two titles in the chart's top five since the Black Eyed Peas did so for five weeks in June/July 2009. (Among all acts, Taylor Swift had last doubled up in the top five the week of Oct. 27, 2012.)
Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" falls to No. 3 on the Hot 100 after rising 2-1 last week. The ballad spends a fourth week atop Radio Songs (149 million, down less than 1%) but slides 3-4 on Streaming Songs (4.7 million, down 3%) and 1-6 after a week atop Digital Songs; "Man" tumbles by 51% to 166,000 downloads sold after it returned to its regular retail price of $1.29 following its discount to 69 cents the prior week.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Rihanna's "Stay," featuring Mikky Ekko, is a non-mover at No. 4; Timberlake's "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z, descends 5-6; Pitbull's "Feel This Moment," featuring Aguilera (10-8), returns to its peak so far (and ascends 2-1 on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart, displacing Baauer's "Harlem Shake" after eight weeks at No. 1); and Drake's "Started From the Bottom" is stationary at No. 9. The latter two songs each pass a million in sales to date.
Check Billboard.com tomorrow (April 18), 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.