As previously reported, Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney blast 15-6 with "FourFiveSeconds" and Ellie Goulding zooms 14-9 with "Love Me Like You Do."
Who else surges on the Hot 100 this week?
Taylor Swift, "Style"
Swift soars 29-18 on the Hot 100 with "Style," the chart's top Airplay Gainer. It jumps 15-9 on Radio Songs (68 million all-format audience impressions, up 35 percent, according to Nielsen Music) and returns to the Digital Songs top 10 at a new peak (12-7; 92,000 downloads sold, up 30 percent). As impressive as those leaps are, the song should rise further next week following today's premiere (Feb. 13) of its official video.
Perhaps "Style" will even join the first two singles from 1989 in the Hot 100's top 10 simultaneously: "Blank Space" ranks at No. 5 this week, with "Shake It Off" hanging in at No. 10 (after both ruled the chart). [UPDATED] So far, only four women have tripled up in the top 10 at the same time in the Hot 100's history. Can you name them? Answer at the end of this column.
Kelly Clarkson, "Heartbeat Song"
The track zooms 56-34, and past its prior No. 37 high (set upon its debut three weeks earlier). It's up by 123 percent to 58,000 sold after its video arrived Feb. 5 and parent album Piece by Piece (due March 3) went up for digital pre-order.
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, "Work It," "Get Ur Freak On"
Thanks to lofty sales gains, chronicled here, following her guest spot during Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime performance (Feb. 1), Elliott returns to the Hot 100 at No. 35 with "Work It" and No. 40 with "Get Ur Freak On." The songs reached No. 2 in 2002-03 and No. 7 in 2001, respectively. They mark her first appearances on the chart as a lead act since 2008. (Per Hot 100 rules, older songs can return if registering notable sales, among other qualifiers, and ranking in the chart's top 50.)
Sam Smith, "Lay Me Down"
The newly-minted four-time Grammy Award-winner debuts the third single from In the Lonely Hour at No. 75. Following the Feb. 5 premiere of its video, it surges by 142 percent to 2.5 million U.S. streams.
Shawn Mendes, "A Little Too Much"
At No. 94, Mendes, who transformed from Vine star to major-label (Island/Republic) recording artist, charts a third preview of his debut album Handwritten (due April 28). "Life of the Party" hit No. 24 in July and "Something Big" reached No. 80 in January.
[UPDATED] Quiz answer! Ashanti became the first woman to lock down three spots in the Hot 100's top 10 simultaneously (March 30, April 6, 2002), as featured on Ja Rule's "Always on Time" and Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" and with her own "Foolish." Adele followed: after her six wins at the 54th Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2012, "Set Fire to the Rain" held at No. 2, "Rolling in the Deep," the 2012 record and song of the year (and which Adele performed at that year's Grammys) charged 17-5 and "Someone Like You" jumped 11-7. Then, on Aug. 30, 2014, two more divas earned the honor: Ariana Grande ("Break Free," "Problem" and "Bang Bang") and Iggy Azalea ("Fancy," as featured on "Problem" and "Black Widow").