Rihanna's 'Love' Still Leads Hot 100, Katy Perry Back in Top 10
Rihanna tallies a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), while she makes history on the Digital Songs chart with a little help from friend Drake.
Katy Perry, meanwhile, adds to her achievement-laden year with a sixth Hot 100 top 10 from her album "Teenage Dream."
"Found," the lead single from Rihanna's sixth studio album, "Talk That Talk," released Monday (Nov. 21), spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 211,000 downloads sold, down 6%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. On Radio Songs, the track lifts 3-1 with 129 million all-format audience impressions, up 14%, according to Nielsen BDS, granting the title Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a fourth consecutive week.
"Found" is Rihanna's ninth No. 1 on Radio Songs, the second-best sum after Island Def Jam labelmate Mariah Carey's 11 dating to the chart's inception 21 years ago.
It's a historic week on Digital Songs for Rihanna, who becomes the first woman to chart three titles in the top 10 simultaneously, as two new tracks join "Found" in the upper tier: Drake's "Take Care," on which she guests, arrives at No. 4 (162,000) and her own "You Da One" opens at No. 9 (124,000). No artist had placed as many entries in the chart's top 10 since a record six songs by Michael Jackson, led by "Thriller" at No. 2, ranked in the region the week of July 11, 2009, following his passing.
On the Hot 100, "Take Care" storms in as the chart's highest debut at No. 9 and "You Da One" vaults 73-14 in its second chart week.
Below Rihanna's reigning Hot 100 leader, LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" logs a third week at No. 2. The cut remains at No. 2 on Digital Songs (182,000, down 7%), while holding at No. 6 on Radio Songs (104 million, up 7%).
Adele's former five-week No. 1 "Someone Like You" remains at No. 3 on the Hot 100, while the cast of Fox's "Glee" sends its mash-up of the ballad with fellow Adele song "Rumour Has It" onto the Hot 100 at No. 11 with opening-week sales of 160,000, marking the troupe's fifth-highest ever digital sales frame. The ensemble's exposure for "Rumour" also spurs the original version's best digital sales week (42,000, up 171%) and Hot 100 ranking, as it re-enters at No. 60; Adele's version of "Rumour" had risen as high as No. 96 in August amid its chart-topping run on the Triple A radio airplay tally.
David Guetta's "Without You," featuring Usher, holds at No. 4 on the Hot 100, while Bruno Mars jumps 9-5 with "It Will Rain." Mars' song from the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1" soundtrack claims the Hot 100's Digital Gainer ribbon, rising 8-3 on Digital Songs (171,000, up 32%). On Radio Songs, it climbs 19-17 (58 million, up 18%).
Former four-week No. 1 "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera drops 5-6 on the Hot 100; Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" lifts 8-7; and, Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts," featuring Maroon 5's Adam Levine, drops 6-8.
Above Drake and Rihanna's entrance at No. 9 on the Hot 100 with "Take Care," Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes just the seventh album in the 53-year history of the Hot 100 to generate at least six top 10s, as "The One That Got Away" leaps 15-10. The song joins the set's first five singles, all of which reached No. 1: "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg; the title cut, "Firework"; "E.T.," featuring Kanye West; and, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)."
A special Chart Beat spotlight on the achievement -- plus a look at what additional history could await Perry should "One" reach No. 1 -- runs down the seven such albums in the elite club, along with each collection's top 10 tracks.
Check billboard.com tomorrow (24), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety and the Digital Songs and Radio Songs charts, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.