After being bumped from the top for a week by Eminem's "Not Afraid," Usher bounds back to No. 1 for a second frame with "OMG." Usher's track earns the Airplay Gainer for a fifth consecutive week, up 22.9 million listener impressions to 114 million, according to Nielsen BDS. It's the longest radio gainer streak by a male-led track since T.I.'s "Live Your Life" also took the title for a fifth straight week in November 2008.
With a 47% dip in second-week downloads to 202,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Eminem's "Not Afraid" slips from 1-6 on the Hot 100. It's the biggest drop from the top since Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" also took a five-spot hit on the chart dated July 5, 2008.
Katy Perry nearly makes it successive weeks for No. 1 debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, opens in the runner-up slot. "Gurls" shifts 294,000 downloads in its first week of availability, more than enough to send it to the top of the Digital Songs tally. On Radio Songs, the track opens at No. 31 (33.5 million listener impressions), the highest debut on that list since Mariah Carey started at No. 23 with "Touch My Body" in March 2008. Perry's song is the 14th title to start its Hot 100 chart life at No. 2. Six of the 13 prior No. 2 entries have made the additional step to No. 1 in a subsequent week. See Hot 100 No. 2 debuts: (for slideshow Below) "Gurls" previews Perry's sophomore set, "Teenage Dream," penciled in for an August 24 release.