DeRulo Tops Hot 100, But Swift Swoops In With Record-Breaking Debut Sum
Jason DeRulo is the fourth artist of 2009 to take their first charting single to No. 1 as his "Whatcha Say" tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart released yesterday (Nov. 5). He replaces fellow newbie Owl City, which sees its "Fireflies" fall to No. 2. Other artists to take their debut single to No. 1 this year were Jay Sean with "Down" (No. 4 this week) and Lady Gaga with "Just Dance." Gaga, meanwhile, holds at No. 6 with "Paparazzi" and has the Hot Shot Debut at No. 9 with "Bad Romance," one of the new tracks from her upcoming album re-release "The Fame Monster." The title opens at No. 3 on Digital Songs with 143,000 downloads.
It is yet another album reissue that leads to the most intriguing Hot 100 happenings however. Taylor Swift, with each of the new tracks on her "Fearless (Platinum Edition)" album, becomes the first artist in the history of the Hot 100 to debut five songs within the top 30 in a single week. "Jump Then Fall" fares the best, opening at No. 10, followed by "Untouchable" (No. 19), "The Other Side of the Door" (No. 23), "Superstar" (No. 26) and "Come In With the Rain" (No. 30). Those tracks join four other Swift singles on the list. "Forever & Always," which appears in a redone version on the "Platinum Edition" album, re-enters at No. 34, joining chart holdovers "You Belong With Me" (No. 14) and "Fifteen" (No. 46). She also re-enters as a featured artist on Boys Like Girls' "Two Is Better Than One" at No. 79.
Swift's nine chart listings give her the record for most charted titles in a single week by a female artist. Among all artists, the Beatles lead with 14 entries (April 11, 1964).
Back in the top 10, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys jump 13-3 as both the Airplay and Digital Gainer with "Empire State of Mind." The duo performed the song prior to game 2 of the World Series on Fox on Thursday, Oct. 29, leading to a download spike of 63%. Jay-Z's prior single "Run This Town," with Rihanna and Kanye West, dips 5-7.
Miley Cyrus slips 4-5 with "Party In The U.S.A." and Britney Spears regains her bullet, but holds at No. 8 with "3."
This story has been updated on Friday, November 6th as Nielsen SoundScan reprocessed its Digital Songs and Digital Tracks charts, thereby affecting the Billboard Hot 100. The updated charts are now viewable on billboard.com's Chart section.