'Empire' Entrenched At No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" holds atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second straight week with gains in all chart components: airplay, sales and streaming.
The track's 10.4 million airplay bump is second only to Ke$ha's 12 million listener spike for "Tik Tok" which takes the Airplay Gainer award as it rises 10-5.
The Digital Gainer (up 49%) is Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" which makes a heady 11-2 leap on the Hot 100 while surging 5-1 on Digital Songs, her third chart-topper on that list.
Could Gaga's mid-show performance on ABC's "American Music Awards" on Nov. 22 have spurred last minute downloads prior to the tracking week's midnight deadline? Possibly, though radio airplay for the track (up 25%) is certainly a catalyst as well. Regardless, next week's chart should reflect the full effect of the AMA's on download sales for the featured acts and their tracks.
Also moving into the top 10 (12-7) is French DJ/Producer David Guetta, with vocal help from Akon, on "Sexy Chick." The track, which topped Dance/Club Play Songs in October, also makes rare concurrent top 10 jumps on component charts Radio Songs (11-7) and Digital Songs (11-8).
Elsewhere in the top 10, Owl City's "Fireflies" descends 2-3, staying a spot above Jason DeRulo's "Whatcha Say" (3-4). "Replay" by Iyaz slips 4-6, Lady Gaga is up a rung (9-8) with "Paparazzi," Britney Spears' "3" has a multiplication type move from 6-9, and "Down" by Jay Sean falls 7-10.
The chart's Hot Shot Debut belongs to John Mayer's "Half of My Heart" at No. 25. Since it's a duet with the red hot Taylor Swift, it's no surprise this track from the country's No. 1 album is that set's most downloaded (No. 12 on Digital Songs, 86,000).
Other notable debuts include four more tracks from the cast of FOX's "Glee" and three tracks from Justin Bieber. With debuts for "Down To Earth" (No. 79), "Bigger" (No. 94) and "First Dance," featuring Usher (No. 99), Bieber has now charted with all seven songs from his debut EP "My World." That set opens at No. 7 on the Billboard 200.