Even though "Uptown Funk!" has slipped out of the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 (after a historic 14 weeks), the song continues to notch new chart feats. Mark Ronson’s track, which features Bruno Mars, steps 2-1 on Adult R&B Songs to score each artist their first No. 1 on the airplay chart. A three percent gain in plays at the format pushes the track to the top, following a steady 12-week climb, according to Nielsen Music. The rise knocks Kem's "Nobody" to No. 2, after a nine-week No. 1 run.
On-air, WWMG Montgomery, AL and WHEN-AM Syracuse, NY led equally in spins for "Uptown," each playing the song 54 times during the tracking week ending April 12.
Both artists remain in the top 20 on Billboard’s Artist 100 chart, which ranks the top artists across all genres by music consumption and social metrics. Ronson is stationary at No. 15, while Mars dips 16-17.
The Weeknd Rises on Radio Waves: Also on Adult R&B Songs, The Weeknd scores his first top 10 as “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” hops 11-9, taking Greatest Gainer honors (up 31 percent in spins). The singer likely logs his first No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay where it ascends 4-1. “Earned It” is The Weeknd’s fifth charting song at the format. His previous highest charting track was notched when “Wicked Games” reached No. 8 on the chart dated Feb. 16, 2013.
Flo Rida Cruises Into Top 10: Flo Rida takes the Hot Shot Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, arriving at No. 10 with his latest EP, My House, selling 8,000 copies. The seven-song set spawned current hit, “G.D.F.R.” featuring Sage the Gemini & Lookas, which has sold 1,268,000 domestic downloads, to date. The track stays at No. 2 on Rap Digital Songs for a second week, rising four percent in sales (to 131,000). On the Hot 100, it remains at its current No. 8 peak for a second consecutive week, his best showing since “I Cry” peaked at No. 6 in 2012.