Katy Perry Dominates Digital Songs, 'E.T.' Climbs Hot 100
As Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week -- its entire chart run -- Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album to yield four No. 1s on Digital Songs, as "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, flies 5-1 with 216,000 downloads sold (up 30%), according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"E.T." follows "California Gurls," the title cut and "Firework" to the Digital Songs summit. The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Rihanna and Justin Timberlake had each previously posted three Digital Songs leaders from a single album.
On the Hot 100, "E.T." charges 8-3 with Digital Gainer honors. Also fueling its Hot 100 advance is a 38-24 vault on Radio Songs (44 million audience impressions, up 32%, according to Nielsen BDS).
Between Lady Gaga and Perry on the Hot 100, Cee-Lo Green's "F**k You (Forget You)" ranks at No. 2 for a fourth consecutive week.
Rihanna's "S&M" dips 3-4 but claims the Hot 100's Airplay Gainer award. The saucy song becomes her 16th top 10 (12-9) on Radio Songs (77 million audience impressions, up 22%), tying her with Janet Jackson for second-most top 10s among women in the chart's 21-year history. Mariah Carey leads all artists with 23 top 10s on the radio airplay ranking.
Dating only to her first week in the Radio Songs top 10 July 2, 2005, Rihanna's 16 top 10s outpace the amount of her closest female competitor, Beyonce, who has banked nine in that span.
Jennifer Lopez's "On the Floor" maintains its No. 5 Hot 100 ranking, while P!nk's "F**kin' Perfect" slips 4-6. As previously reported, "Perfect" ascends to No. 1 on both the Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs radio airplay charts.
Bruno Mars' "Grenade" falls 6-7 on the Hot 100 and Enrique Iglesias' former No. 4 hit "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E, rebounds 9-8.
Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends" powers 20-9 in its second week on the Hot 100, marking her 10th career top 10. Five of her last six singles, since 2008, account for half that sum. She tallied her first five top 10s between 1998 and 2007. After its first full week of retail availability, "World" bounds 10-5 on Digital Songs (158,000, up 36%). It jumps 68-47 on Radio Songs (26 million, up 56%), thanks in part to a No. 26 debut on Pop Songs.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top bracket, Ke$ha's "Blow" drops 7-10, although it edges 28-27 (41 million, up 6%) on Radio Songs.
Sixteen songs enter the Hot 100, four of which belong to the "Glee" cast, including "Landslide," featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, the chart's Hot Shot Debut at No. 23. The troupe's take on the classic song (115,000 downloads) spurs sales gains for prior notable versions by Dixie Chicks (17,000, up 897%), Fleetwood Mac (11,000, up 252%) and Smashing Pumpkins (1,000, up 151%).
The "Glee" cast also arrives with remakes of Joan Jett's "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" (No. 57), Neon Trees' "Animal" (No. 62) and Prince's "Kiss" (No. 83).
Seether's "Country Song," the first single from "Holding On to Strings Better Left to Fray," due May 17, starts at No. 74 on the Hot 100. It concurrently blasts onto Rock Songs at No. 18 (5.2 million in first-week audience) and Rock Digital Songs at No. 6 (33,000 downloads).
Also new to the Hot 100 are Snoop Dogg's "Boom," featuring T-Pain (No. 76), from the former artist's forthcoming album "Doggumentary," and Avril Lavigne's "Wish You Were Here," an album cut from the singer/songwriter's fourth studio set "Goodbye Lullabye," which launches at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.