Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Tops Hot 100, Lumineers Leap to Top 10
The superstar scores her 12th Hot 100 No. 1, while the Lumineers' folk-rock 'Ho Hey' completes a lengthy journey to the top 10
As previously reported, Rihanna's "Diamonds" rises 2-1 on thecollects his eighth top five Hot 100 hit, as "Locked Out of Heaven" lifts 6-4. It climbs 11-7 (88 million, up 18%) on Radio Songs, marking his ninth consecutive career-opening top 10, extending his record among men. Mariah Carey boasts the longest career-starting streak of top 10s in the radio ranking's 22-year history, having banked 12 in a row in 1990-94.
Folk-rock trio the Lumineers post the Hot 100's lone new top 10 entry, as "Ho Hey" bounds 13-8 in its 24th week. After topping the adult alternative Triple A airplay tally for eight weeks beginning in June and crowning Rock Songs and Alternative Songs starting in September, the song reaches the Hot 100's top tier at last, fueled by across-the-board gains on Digital Songs (8-5; 121,000, up 20%), On-Demand Songs (7-5; 799,000, up 9%) and Radio Songs (25-15; 55 million, up 23%).
Taylor Swift's former three-week No. 1 "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (7-9) and Flo Rida's "I Cry" (10-10) round out the Hot 100's top 10.
Check Billboard.com tomorrow (Happy Thanksgiving!), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 and On-Demand Songs in their entirety and Digital Songs and Radio Songs, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.