Eminem, Rihanna Top Hot 100 For Fifth Week
As Eminem controls the Billboard 200 for a sixth week with "Recovery," the rapper's "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week.
Despite a 9% decrease to 254,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the track returns to No. 1 for a seventh week on Digital Songs (2-1). On Radio Songs, the cut reigns for a second week (150 million audience impressions, up 4%, according to Nielsen BDS).
This week marks the first week that the same title commands Digital Songs and Radio Songs since Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" led both charts dated Feb. 13.
Closing the gap between the Hot 100's top two titles, Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" claims the chart's Airplay Gainer award for a second consecutive week (121 million audience impressions, up 17%).
Katy Perry becomes the 10th solo female in the Hot 100's 52-year history to concurrently place two titles in the top five as a lead artist, as her former six-week Hot 100 No. 1, "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, rebounds 4-3 and "Teenage Dream" jumps 9-5 with Digital Gainer honors (185,000 downloads sold, up 27%). Perry continues to prime the Aug. 24 release of her second Capitol Records album, "Teenage Dream," as a fourth charted song from the set, "Circle the Drain," arrives at No. 58 (50,000 downloads). Last week, fellow preview track "Not Like the Movies" began at No. 53.
"I Like It," by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull, squeezes in between Perry's two top-five titles, rising 5-4.
As his debut album "31 Minutes to Takeoff" launches on the Billboard 200 at No. 8, Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me" lifts 7-6 on the Hot 100. Usher's "DJ Got Us Falling in Love," likewise rises a notch from No. 8 to 7.
Following its arrival on the Hot 100 last week at No. 3, download sales for Taylor Swift's "Mine" decrease by 41% to 176,000 in its first full week of availability, dropping the track to No. 8 (and from No. 1 to 4 on Digital Songs). The cut soars at radio, however, vaulting 53-30 on Radio Songs (37 million in audience, up 55%). The song, which concurrently bounds 26-17 as the Greatest Gainer on Country Songs, previews Swift's third album, "Speak Now," due Oct. 25.
B.o.B's "Airplanes," featuring Paramore's Hayley Williams, descends 6-9 on the Hot 100 and Jason Derulo's "Ridin' Solo" holds at No. 10.
Trey Songz lands the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut, as "Bottoms Up," featuring Nicki Minaj, begins at No. 22. The first single from Songz' fourth studio album, "Passion, Pain & Pleasure" (due Sept. 14), marks his highest career debut. The song blasts in at No. 17 on Digital Songs (64,000) and rises 59-53 on Radio Songs (24 million impressions, up 18%).
Zac Brown Band's "As She's Walking Away," featuring Alan Jackson, enters the Hot 100 at No. 77. It previews the group's second major-label album, "You Get What You Give," due Sept. 21.
Viral YouTube sensation "Bed Intruder Song" debuts at No. 89 on the Hot 100. The recording sports heavily-AutoTuned interviewee Antoine Dodson discussing an attack on his sister Kelly, who is also featured on the song, along with vocals and production from the Gregory Brothers.
Also new to the Hot 100 are Far*East Movement's "Like a G6," featuring Cataracs & Dev (No. 92), Plain White T's' "Rhythm of Love" (No. 96), the Ready Set's "Love Like Woe" (No. 97), Mumford & Sons' "Little Lion Man" (No. 98) and Usher's "Hot Tottie," featuring Jay-Z (No. 100).