Mariah Carey Returns To Hot 100 Top 10
After eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Obsessed," Mariah Carey leaps over the top 10 hurdle as the song breaks through to No. 7. "Obsessed" spent the last three weeks at No. 11, just shy of the top tally, but jumps to No. 7 this week - making the song Carey's 27th top ten on the chart.
That puts her in a tie for fifth place (with Elton John and Janet Jackson) for most top 10s in the history of the Hot 100. Ahead of Carey on the tally are Madonna (37), the Beatles (34) and Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder (28 each). "Obsessed" holds at No. 7 on Hot 100 Airplay and returns to the top 10 of Hot Digital Songs (courtesy of 72,000 downloads last week).
No such delay for Jason DeRulo's debut single "Whatcha Say," which took just four weeks reach the top 10 - the fastest climb for an artist's first entry on the Hot 100 since M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" last year. "Whatcha Say" climbs to No. 9 this week from No. 13 last week.
Elsewhere in the top 10, the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" is still at No. 1, followed by Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne's "Down" holding at No. 2, Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A." staying at No. 3, and Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West's "Run This Town" achieving the week's greatest airplay gain to jump 6-4.
Kings of Leon drop 4-5 with "Use Somebody," Taylor Swift falls 5-6 with "You Belong With Me," Pitbull's "Hotel Room Service" rising 9-8, and Drake's "Best I Ever Had" falling 7-10.
Billboard's Woman of the Year, Beyonce, becomes the fifth female in Hot 100 history to place six songs from one album within the top 40. Her "Sweet Dreams" climbs 46-39 this week. The other women to place six songs from one album in the top 40 of the Hot 100 are Janet Jackson (three times), Shania Twain, Rihanna and Taylor Swift.
Breaking Benjamin scores the week's highest debut with "I Will Not Bow" at No. 40, on the strength of 50,000 downloads and a jump in alternative radio airplay. Lady GaGa's "Paparazzi" is the week's greatest digital gainer, soaring 74-44 on the Hot 100 with increased airplay and a 52% increase in downloads.