Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' Coasts to Fifth Week Atop Hot 100
"California Gurls" by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg extends its reign at No. 1 on the Hot 100 to five weeks, as airplay continues to build for the track. The song reached 149.4 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen BDS (up 6%). "Gurls" also holds steady at No. 2 on the Radio Songs chart, just 9 million impressions behind "OMG" by Usher featuring will.i.am. On the Hot 100, Usher's track stands firm at No. 3.
While most download-fueled top 10 debuts normally slip in their second week on the list, Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna, is able to maintain its No. 2 standing due to a minimal drop in downloads (down 17% to 280,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and the chart's largest airplay gain (up 60% to 50.6 million listener impressions). The track holds at No. 1 on Digital Songs and soars 34-15 on Radio Songs. Meanwhile, Eminem's "Not Afraid" rebounds 11-10, giving the rapper simultaneous top 10s for the first time in his career.
B.o.B's "Airplanes," featuring Hayley Williams, remains in place at No. 4 as does Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" at No. 5, rounding out a completely stable top five. Mike Posner's "Cooler than Me" is the first mobile song on the chart, improving 7-6.
U.K. singer Taio Cruz lands back-to-back Billboard Hot 100 top 10s as his new single, "Dynamite," blasts 14-7, earning the Digital Gainer tag for a second consecutive week. Cruz's debut single "Break Your Heart" peaked at No. 1 for a week in March. "Dynamite" improves 10-3 on Digital Songs (up 69% to 189,000) and makes the second-largest jump on Radio Songs (44-28, up 47% in audience impressions).
Closing out our top 10 recap are Drake's "Find Your Love" (6-8) and "Ridin' Solo" by Jason Derulo (10-9).
Kanye West is back and rapping once again, as he takes the Hot Shot Debut at No. 22 with "Power." The song shifts 80,000 in a partial week of sales (four days), giving the rapper his first chart appearance as a lead act since "See You In My Nightmares" ended a four-week run in January 2009.
Philadelphia native Christina Perri makes her Hot 100 debut with "Jar of Hearts," at No. 63. The song was featured on "So You Think You Can Dance" on July 1 and sold 48,000 downloads during the tracking week.
Flo Rida and the ever-present David Guetta team up to debut at No. 65 on the first single to the upcoming "Step Up 3D" soundtrack, due from Atlantic Records on July 27. The track moves 42,000 and opens at No. 35 on Digital Songs. Guetta is also at No. 44 with "Gettin' Over You," with assists from Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO. The latter act also posts a debut on the list as featured vocalists on Lil Jon's "Outta Your Mind" at No. 84.
A week after his much talked-about Michael Jackson tribute during the 2010 BET Awards (June 27), Chris Brown debuts at No. 87 with "Deuces," from his independently-released mixtape, as Jive Records is now lending promotional support. The title opens with 25,000 downloads.
Rounding out the debuts are We the Kings featuring Demi Lovato with "We'll Be A Dream" (No. 95), "All Over Me" by Josh Turner (No. 97), "Cuando Me Enamoro" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Juan Luis Guerra and 3OH!3's "I Can Do Anything" (No. 100).