Maroon 5 Ties Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs Records

Terry Richardson
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The group matches the mark for the most Adult Pop Songs No. 1s, as well as Pop Songs top 10s among groups, with 'Love Somebody'

Maroon 5 ties the record for the most No. 1s in the 17-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart, as "Love Somebody" rises 3-1. The song is the group's eighth leader on the list.

The group equals the No. 1 output of P!nk, who notched her eighth chart champ with "Just Give Me a Reason" (featuring Nate Ruess) in May. Maroon 5 also ties P!nk's mark for the most consecutive Adult Pop Songs No. 1s, with each act now riding an active streak of five leaders. (P!nk could pass Maroon 5 in both categories with new single "True Love" (featuring Lily Allen), which bounds 29-23 in its second week.)

Maroon 5 one-ups Katy Perry, who's banked seven Adult Pop Songs No. 1s. Nickelback follows with five.

"Somebody" concurrently climbs 11-9 on Pop Songs, where it's Maroon 5's 11th top 10. (As on Adult Pop Songs, the group's prior four singles have all reigned.) With the ascent, the band ties the Black Eyed Peas for the most top 10s among groups in the chart's 20-year archives. Among groups, Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync are next with nine top 10s apiece. (Rihanna leads all acts with 23 top 10s).

Also impressively, Maroon 5's record label, Interscope Records, likewise matches a chart record as five of its promoted titles rank in the Pop Songs top 10. In addition to "Somebody" at No. 9, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell) reigns for a third week; Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" bullets at No. 3; Zedd's "Clarity" (featuring Foxes) jumps 7-4; and Calvin Harris' "I Need Your Love" (and Ellie Goulding) enters the top 10 (12-10). (Interscope is working "Need" jointly with Columbia Records.)

Before this week, Interscope was the last label to boast a 50% share of the Pop Songs top 10. The week of April 3, 2010, Lady Gaga's "Telephone (featuring Beyonce) spent its second of four weeks at No. 1, followed by the Black Eyed Peas' "Imma Be" (No. 2); Orianthi's "According to You" (No. 4); Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" (No. 8); and Timbaland's "Carry Out (featuring Justin Timberlake) (No. 9).

Prior to Interscope's achievements, Island Def Jam claimed half the Pop Songs top 10 over eight weeks in 2005-06, while Zomba (now RCA Records) did so for three weeks in 2004.

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