Bruno Mars Stays Atop Hot 100, 'Glee' Premieres with Five Tracks
Bruno Mars likes things just the way they are atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Just The Way You Are" holds at No. 1 on the chart for a second week. The song also returns to the penthouse of Digital Songs (188,000, down 3%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), after being pushed down a spot last week by Rihanna's No. 1 debuting "Only Girl (In the World)."
Rihanna's track drops 1-3 on Digital Songs and a steeper 3-8 on the Hot 100, as a second-week sales decline (161,000, down 35%) negates a 27% spike in airplay, according to Nielsen BDS. On Radio Songs, "Only Girl (In the World)" rises 18-16. The track will undoubtedly rebound in the next week or so as download sales stabilize. Rihanna's collaboration with Eminem, "Love the Way You Lie," descends 2-3.
After dropping 1-4 on the Hot 100 last week, Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" rebounds to No. 2. Moving up one spot each are "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" by Usher featuring Pitbull (5-4) and Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" (6-5).
At No. 6, appropriately enough, is "Like a G6," by Far*East Movement featuring Cataracs & Dev. The song climbs four rungs while claiming both the Airplay Gainer and Digital Gainer awards. It also flies 7-2 on Digital Songs (180,000, up 31%) and 20-13 on Radio Songs (58.5 million listener impressions, up 41%).
Nelly's "Just a Dream" improves 8-7, while the beat-pumping "I Like It," by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull (7-9), and "Club Can't Handle Me," by Flo Rida featuring David Guetta (9-10), move closer to the top 10 precipice.
The Glee Cast returns to the Hot 100 for another season of melodic remakes and high debuts -- five, to be exact. After the series won its timeslot with its second-season premiere on Sept. 21 (13.3 million viewers age 18-49, according to Nielsen), the cast shifts 409,000 total downloads of the songs made available from the episode, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's up 53% from the 267,000 sold for the handful of tracks released following the first season's second-half premiere in May.
The Glee Cast's rendition of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" is the Hot Shot Debut at No. 21, followed in order by "Telephone" (No. 23), "Billionaire" (No. 28), "Listen" (No. 38) and "What I Did for Love" (No. 51).
"Empire State of Mind" (106,000) and "Telephone" (102,000) become the fifth and sixth Glee Cast tracks to surpass 100,000 downloads in a single week, following "Don't Stop Believin'" (177,000), "Jessie's Girl" (105,000), "Poker Face" (109,000) and "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (134,000).
The highest non-Glee debut belongs to Akon with "Angel" (No. 62). Also new to the chart are Jesse McCartney's "Shake" (No. 90), "Loving You No More" by Diddy-Dirty Money featuring Drake (No. 91), and Mike Posner's "Please Don't Go" (No. 94).
The arrival of Maroon 5's "Hands All Over" at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and the accompanying promotion surrounding the release, propel lead single "Misery" to a new Hot 100 peak (No. 14) and weekly sales high (71,000). In addition, album cut "Stutter" debuts at No. 84 (31,000).